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has anyone else read this book?

I'm about 4/5ths of the way through and I'm not really enjoying it at all . . . every hundred or pages or so it gets exciting but in general i just want to be done with it. I'm almost finished so i might as well go the rest of the way.

has anyone else read it? and if so, what are your thougths?
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>>7639040
It's a lot of fun, very nice in german.
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>>7639040
I loved it. Obviously can't assess the original but the translation was beautifully written. Without wanting to meme, it almost sounds like you're reading for plot or something.
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>>7639040
I found it rather enjoyable, much more than Cat & Mouse at least.
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>>7640123
Have you read Dog Years? It's much more in the style of Tin Drum and very good. Has a chapter narrating the fall of Berlin through a hunt for Hitler's escaped Alsatian.
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Absolutely fantastic book.
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>>7639040
The movie was like a crap German version of Forest Gump.
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>>7640157
Where the hell do you see parallels between them?
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Why do discussions of magic realism always revolve around Latin American authors and not feature Grass? Dude seems magic realist as fuck to me, and IIRC his work predates Marquez.
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>>7640158
In style, very similar allegories, if thematically divergent, but mostly the fact that both of the protagonists were retards.
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>>7640162
Except the protagonist from The Tin Drum isn't a retard but a cheeky intelligent cunt.
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>>7640170
I should've said "all but a retard" or "a retard for all intended purposes". But ya, you're perfectly right.

But anyway, does anybody think the book is considerably better?
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>>7640173
It's considerably better than the film. Film stands on it's own as good though.
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>>7640162
How's Forrest Gump an allegory? Does Gump stand for Murrica as a whole? Is the message that Murrica goes through troubles but ultimately survives and prospers by being stupid and optimistic?
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>>7639040
If you want to read garbage from some shitty nazi just read Mein Kampf.
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>>7639040
The movie was fucking horrid.
I had heard people talking for years about how 'weird' and great it was.
It was a bore and only had one decent moment (horse head on beach).
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