(Book Review / 感想) The Tobacconist / Robert Seethaler

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Very quiet yet powerful book.


The story is set in a very dark time of the history when Nazism shadows all the brightness of the daily life. The book makes the reader experience this era with the main character Franz. It was very vivid as if I am actually there, feeling textures, smells and sounds.


Franz is a teenager who started working at the tobacconist in Vienna. I really liked the descriptions of the tobacconist and the relationships with the owner and the customers.


It was such a sad and beautiful book. It made me think of how your every day is precious and how gradually it altered by something like bad politics and the war.





If you liked something like Villa Triste , I am sure you will enjoy it 🙂

More reviews available on my book blog Intermission Ambience
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