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The Accident (Biblioasis International Translation)

The Accident - Mihail Sebastian Really enjoyed this novel by the time I came to the end. There were parts early on where it was a bit of a slog—I put it down and read a couple of books in between. But that's the difficulty for an author of writing about characters who are losing themselves: you might lose the reader, too. I was really happy that I picked it up again because the skiing scenes are amazing. They're not written like anything I've read, they're glancing, enigmatic, and completely absorbing—so we experience the book in exactly the same way the characters experience skiing.The afterword by the translator was fascinating, too, and I could have read more. He made me want to read Sebastian's journals (which were published in English before this).