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The Man Who Saw Everything (3/5)
This book was quite original. It follows the life of Saul Adler as seen through his mind when he gets hit by a car. This jumbles everything up and makes the story quite intriguing as you get glimpses of the full picture of his life. It is only towards the end that Deborah Levy ties everything up.
He’s a good looking historian who travels to GDR for his research. Whilst in east Germany he tangles himself up with a family. Through his recounting of his time in GDR you get an understanding for the fear and paranoia of the Stasi at the time and the tragic consequences innocuous acts may have.
The way Deborah Levy writes helps convey the sense of confusion that he feels as being out of time in his mind. I gave this book a 3/5 on Goodreads, I would recommend it but there are better books to read before this one in my opinion. It was refreshing in the way it was very different in the storytelling and this was something I appreciated.