September 15, 2008

The Sunday Salon: Sindbad[ updated]

Hello fellow Saloners,

it’s already Sunday here, so here is my new Sunday Salon post.

The books from last Sunday are still on my desk, this week was rather a writer-, and not a reader-week for me, although I’ve read some short stories by Krudy, you can read a review here. But even Krudy and his hero Sindbad gave me the idea to read the book Sindbad Comes Home by Sandor Marai. It”s a paraphrase of Krudy’s short stories with the main character Sindbad, but even a paraphrase of Krudy’s life .

It’s not accidental, when Marai’s name sounds familiar, as I know, his novel Embers (published in English 2000) was a hit in England, and following this, it was rediscovered in Hungary.

I always wonder about it, because this is not the best Marai-novel, even, it’s not a good novel, but it is always something interesting, which becomes a popular book, and which not.

So, this Sunday is a Sindbad-day for me, I’ll try to finish this book today, and write a post about it.


And as I promised, here is the review.

Happy reading!

3 megjegyzés:

Terri said...

Embers is making the rounds here in the States now - I know several people who've read it recently, and a friend is sending it to me next week to read! I'm looking forward to it. I've never read a Hungarian author.

Anni said...

I'm curious, what kind of impressions you'll have.

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