Underground: A Novel

Underground: A Novel

by Antanas Sileika

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ISBN-13: 9780887627361
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
Publication date: 03/26/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Antanas Sileika is the author of two novels and one collection of

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Underground: A Novel 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RandyMetcalfe on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Brilliantly written reportage might hope to attain the epithet, ¿it reads like fiction¿. Could historical fiction legitimately aspire to the claim that it ¿reads like reportage¿? And if it were historical fiction that reads like reportage reading like fiction, what then?This is a workmanly piece of writing ¿ well-structured, spiced with romance, driven forward through a temporal sequencing of events, unburdened by complex characters that might need development or effort to align the sympathies of the reader, highlighted by a few set-piece scenes of visceral violence, and tied, finally, to the real lives of people living in present day. You might think it had been shaped by a writing school in order to attract government grants during its ¿research¿ phase, and a film deal during its ¿post-production¿ phase. In which case, you will not be surprised to learn that the author is the Director of the Humber School for Writers and that Underground has recently had its film rights picked up.Depending on your point of view, the above description will have you lining up for a chance to read this novel of (a) life in the Lithuanian underground in the latter half of the 20th century, or moving quickly on to writing a tad more adventurous and less predictable. Either way, you win.
reluctantm on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Decent but too many asides to explain Lithuanian words or history that would have been better served in an epilogue or history chapter at the end of the book.