• Kate

REVIEW: Death in Venice

“but in that empty, measureless space our sense of time also suffers, and we daze in the disorienting shapelessness.”


I had to read this as part of my course and to be honest, my reading list for this module hasn’t thrilled me so this is the only one I’ve completely finished! I did enjoy it, but I’m not a huge fan of books where the plot is a little feeble.

The story is about a writer who travels to Venice because he’s suffering writer block and the plot revolves around his experience while staying at the hotel alongside other guests. It’s fair to say that some of this book is uncomfortable because he clearly has *inappropriate* feelings towards a young boy. However, that being said, a lot of books have questionable characters in and you can still enjoy them.

Look, it’s not exactly a contemporary page turner but it’s a decent modernist piece. If that’s your kind of thing then I’m sure it’ll please you.

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