I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal

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This is Ditie’s epic tale, full of dream-like descriptions and rather bizarre characters. He’s a lowly waiter whom we meet in a posh Prague hotel before WWII. As the war is about to begin, he falls in love with a Nazi gym teacher who takes him on new, misaligned adventures. I hated this book in the beginning, but that changed around page 100. I persevered only because it was a book-club pick. But I was happy that I finished it.

Gwenamon says: Worthwhile (if you follow through) and unique

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About gwenamon

bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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