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Return to Book Page. What makes An interesting book about world war I. Favorite bits, the self written postcards arriving after a death, and the man who alekswndar two of everything. It contains all manner of stories, all sorts of characters, some fictional, some historical, from all sides fighting World War One.

Aleksandra rated it really liked it Nov 20, Roman ce vremenom sigurno postati klasik. Home About Us Authors. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What makes the book particularly interesting is the “magical” notes that underline the plot.

Aleksandar Gatalica (Author of Veliki Rat)

Translated from the Serbian by Will Firth, The Great War is an award-winning novel which plugs a veliik gap in the modern understanding of World War One by providing the Balkan perspective.

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The quirky start and bits aleksandzr fairy dust sprinkled on the stories were a delight. I wanted to give this four or five stars, and the first half of the book deserves that many.

The Great War

An interesting book about world war I. Za toliku dozu fikcije smatram delo preobimnim. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. We have the Salon Gatalica if he had so choose could have made this a 1, page epic but I think it showed great restraint to just settle on a page novel.

If I have one criticism, the novel also ignores Montenegro with just a couple of mentions of it although so did the peace conferences to create the treaties settling World War I. Tim Butcher – bestselling British writer and author of The Trigger.

I couldn’t agree more — ‘whirlpool’ so perfectly captures the essence and energy of this startling book. Open Preview See a Problem? Dec 25, Jelena R rated it liked it. I have felt for a while I’ve need a good non-fiction book about World War I zleksandar why when Gatalica and Firth could do so in fiction what many would struggle to do in non-fiction.

Veliki Rat

Unlike Heller, Gatalica’s tone is not as satirical; in some respects it’s almost reminiscent of fairy tales, but with a warmth that is both compassionate and forgiving of its characters’ many flaws. Eleonor Baggley, Centenary News. Such a frightful experience going through these pages and “witnessing” deaths of almost all of the characters, on almost every page there is a death of one of them – starting with the first page.


The book is built on the personal stories of the human beings who took part in the war and many of them lost their lives in it. A war that began in the Balkans now has a fitting literary epitaph from a giant among Balkan writers. The novel depicts the superstitions, miracles, mud, back-biting poets and painters, soldiers and non-combatants trying to survive the war. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Spies and espionage also feature too from the singers and entertainers in London and Paris.

Nije po mom ukusu ali sam je ipak aleksansar. The only negative point is that I feel that the book spend a little too much space for the description of the russian revolution and vdliki execution of the Czar and his family. Then the second half bogs down and is simply a slog to the drawn out end.

Jan 30, Danka rated it it was amazing. Jul 09, Miljana rated it it was amazing.

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