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I Saw Her That Night a love story in time of war is a novel about a few years in the life and mysterious disappearance of Veronika Zarnik a young bourgeois woman from Ljubljana sucked into the whirlwind of a turbulent period in history We follow her story from the perspective. I saw her that night as if she were aliveIt s amazing how this first sentence can capture so much foreboding mystery and sadness And all the following sentences do not disappoint either for Drago Jan ar is a great storyteller who leaves you spellbound until the endI won t go into details of the story because of its interesting structure The woman in the title is Veronika a young woman who wishes to distance herself from the Second World War as much as possible but who unfortunately gets caught up in it anyway From the beginning it is unclear what happens to her exactly and this uestion is the driving force behind the narrative Veronika may be the focal point but at no point is she the main character While it is her story that is being told the book consists of five parts with five narrators who all knew a different side of this womanWhile this structure may sound a bit scattered for a book of 180 pages it actually works very well The five narrators speak from memory which makes each chapter very associative and leaves a lot of gaps which makes the reader try to put all the puzzle pieces together in order to get the full picture of Veronika s life during the war Jan ar gives each of the narrators their own voice and while I read I Saw Her That Night in translation the language came across as very natural Of course I love a beautiful poetic style but in this case that would come across as uite stilted The characters themselves are also loosely connected most of them have not had much contact with the others This gives the novel even of a mysterious air a name casually dropped in one storyline is the main character of the other and it is up to the reader to find out why they matterThe story may be set in wartime but I am not sure if I would classify this novel as a war story What all the narrators and most importantly Veronika share is that these are all normal people trying to lead normal lives while the world is not for some time normal As one of the characters expressed itWe live in a time when the only people living or dead accorded respect are those who were prepared to fight and even sacrifice themselves for shared ideals The victors and vanuished alike see it that way Nobody respects people who just wanted to live Who loved other people nature animals and the world and felt good about it That s not enough for our present time 103And that s what I Saw Her That Night ultimately is a beautiful testament to the lives of good normal people during the absurdity of war Finding Us (Finding, time of war is a novel about a few years in The End of the Story the life and mysterious disappearance of Veronika Zarnik a young bourgeois woman from Ljubljana sucked into ديوان حافظ the whirlwind of a The Christmas Killer turbulent period in history We follow her story from The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination the perspective. 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Of five different characters who also talk about themselves as well as the troubled Slovenian times before and during World War II; times that swallowed like a Moloch not only the people of various beliefs involved in historical events but also those who lived on the fringes o. We live in a time when the only people living or dead accorded respect are those who were prepared to fight and even sacrifice themselves for shared ideals The victors and vanuished alike see it that way Nobody respects people who just wanted to live Who loved other people nature animals and the world and felt good about it That s not enough for our present time

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F tumultuous events which they did not even fully comprehend they only wanted to live But “only” to live was an illusion it was a time when even under the seemingly safe and idyllic shelter of a manor house in Slovenia it was impossible to avoid the rushing train of violen. This may be the best novel I have read all year Incredibly succinct it wastes no time in taking you right in to the story I may choose to come back and write a longer review after I ve processed it a bitWarning though maybe read the Wikipedia on Yugoslavia before you read this It will help you make a little sense of the politics although it s by no means obligatory to enjoy the novel


10 thoughts on “To noč sem jo videl

  1. says:

    Five characters recount their experiences with eccentric noblewoman Veronika around the time of her disappearance Opening with an account of an affair with her horse riding instructor Stevan an affair that in the time honoured tradition spells downfall the novel reveals events from shifting perspectives teasing out pivotal details from Veronika’s mother a faithful servant Joži a German doctor friend and the traitorous Jeranek until the

  2. says:

    I saw her that night as if she were aliveIt's amazing how this first sentence can capture so much foreboding mystery and sadness And all the following sentences do not disappoint either for Drago Jančar is a great storyteller who leaves you spellbound until the endI won't go into details of the story because o

  3. says:

    Odlično knjigo ampak žalostenI had a vague idea of what the book was about but I bought it with no expectations whatsoever I've been studying Slovene for a year and a half now and I've the philosophy that to learn a language immersing in the culture is just as important as grasping all the grammar right I rea

  4. says:

    We live in a time when the only people living or dead accorded respect are those who were prepared to fight and even sacrifice themselves for shared ideals The victors and vanuished alike see it that way Nobody respects people who just wanted to live Who loved other people nature animals and the world and felt good about it That's

  5. says:

    45 stars

  6. says:

    Again a book for the book club Even though my fellow readers in the book group loved this book I really had to f

  7. says:

    Upon finishing the book I got an enormous underwhelming feeling I was hoping for something much interesting or epic or anything really but the end was so Underwhelming That really is the word But maybe the power of the book resides i

  8. says:

    A very poignant haunting tale exemplifying very well the pointless and confused violence of a war that was so mu

  9. says:

    This may be the best novel I have read all year Incredibly succinct it wastes no time in taking you right in to the story I may choose to come back and write a longer review after I've processed it a bitWarning though maybe read the Wikipedia on Yugoslavia before you read this It will help you make a little sense of the politics alt

  10. says:

    Chilling novel that keeps you guessing till the very end

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