City by Alessandro Baricco

City

Alessandro Baricco

The modern city explored through many characters and events. A very demanding but worthwhile read.

Extract

Fan blades turning on the ceiling whirling hair stubble old Brilliantine ads and the smell of cologne. Yellow walls, Brigitte Bardot, who has never aged in Wizwoudk's heart, pasted on mirrors; someone says he was a priest at home, then something about girls, some such story ....

Parallels
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Tales of an Unknown Island by Jose Saramago
  • Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

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