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S lowly rat brothers and sisters uite a metaphor there for those who read and those who don t They soon flee the bookshop basement for the alcohol drenched alleys of the on its last legs Suare all sualor and strip clubs blue cinemas an I mostly bought the book because of the cover design I had honestly expected for it to be sort of a sweet story and an easy read It wasn t I had stop at many sentences and just
think about what I had just read Fermin has a voice that belongs to all semi crazy fucked up protagonists in about what I had just read Fermin has a voice that belongs to all semi crazy fucked up protagonists in opinion He wines about all the same things being left out failing relationships because of all the same things being left out failing relationships because of different image of the other person and so onThere is one freakishly cute feature of Fermin s brain that I believe mine has too the property of giving situations names or titles I do it without thinking about it I guess it happens to people who are used to think with words Firmin is a story of a rat who lives in a bookstore eats books words and understands the text of the stories he reads When the bookstore is torn down to make way for urban renewal he goes in search of a new homeFirmin is at it s core an outsider story about someone who never really fits into the world in which he finds himself I have a theory about helping people find books I think all of us are ultimately searching for our story recreated and retold in many different ways so my personal goal when I match people and books is to understand the story they identify with The longer I now someone the better I get at finding just the right book A small novel it is a bit different and will be something that a lot of people don t get A few however will really identify with with this story It is also a book that a reader who want to challenge himself will really appreciate because it is so different Again I must be a voice of dissent here I loved this novella It is written from the perspective of a rat who was born in a bookstore to an alcoholic mother in a litter of other rat like rats Firmin is of course different from his BROTHERS AND SISTERS HE POSSESSES A and sisters he possesses a for nowledge and a loneliness that he obliuely recognizes as the loneliness of the human condition particularly among those humans whose lives he vicariously observes This makes him a liminal figure at home neither in the world of rats nor in the world of humans Rather than veering into existential andor overtly philosophical territory however the plot remains clever and turns in part on the unreliability of Firmin s claims and narration This makes the book both philosophical and entertaining than the premise might otherwise suggest I highly recommend it as story that successfully marries Kafka s Josephine with Disney s Ratatouille. Savage erzählt in diesem gefeierten Kultbuch die traurig charmante Geschichte eines verkannten Außenseite. Ecause i am a sucker for cool book design and i m glad because it s not a cute book despite its illustrations and little ratbite cutout it s sad than cute and it is definitely not for ids and i am a grown up she says eating all the candy from the basket daddy sent for eastercome to my blog There is some genius behind this story but unfortunately it is a genius I do not fully appreciate What started out as a desire to read a grown up version of Ratatouille turned into a much contemplative Kafka Metamorphosis esue narrative about literally being a low life a rodent surrounded by humans occupying the same social status Don t get me wrong I did enjoy parts of it The author can comment a lot on the true nature of humans by disguising it as natural animal rat instinct that is the genius that I did silently bravo but in general it was a little too dark and somber for what I had expected This amazing book written by first time novelist Sam Savage blew me away with its intelligent writing and perceptive looks into the human condition Yes it s from a rat s perspective Don t let that deter you from reading one of the best books of the past two yearsFirmin discovers that he lives in a bookshop basement in a run down part of a city He nibbles on the pages of the books but also learns to read voraciously He closely observes the world of the bookshop and ventures out to nearby buildings Firmin is born like any other being naked and unknowing His exploration of his surroundings and his attachment to things of familiarity ring true of the way we grow His awareness of his own psyche is often humorous His inability to converse with humans an enormous obstacle to him is poignant His false belief that he has a connection with other beings is heartbreaking All along Firmin never stops tryingThis is a book I will re read whenever I feel I m getting too caught up in day to day chores It will remind me to eep reaching out no matter what the conseuences I adored this intelligent uirky book Yes it s told from the POV of a rat but this is no Secret of Nimh The rat in uestion Firmin is the runt of a litter of 13 and because this mother only has 12 nipples he has to play musical teats with litter of 13 and because this mother only has 12 nipples he to play musical teats with little Instead he has to sustain himself by nibbling classic books Birthed by an alcoholic mother in the basement of a bookshop in Boston s Scolloy Suare there are thankfully enough volumes to eep him full But in allowing the words to gestate in his belly Firmin the Vermin soon finds he prefers to read words than eat them He gets through shelves and shelves of books of all types faster than any goodreader The act of reading provides self help but also a troubling melancholy that does not befall hi. Tur Er entdeckt wie spannend das Leben der Menschen ist und macht sich auf ihre Freundschaft zu suchen Sam.