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Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. This is an apt cover for Jerzy Kosinski’s fictionalized autobiographical novel bidr in Poland during the reign of Nazi terror in World War View all 13 comments.

The reader is stultified. His fantasies and grandiose dreams of success are threatened by parental supervision. Exit West Mohsin Hamid.

I started also rereading the printed book as I listened to the audio. View all 16 comments.

He then discovers what he thinks is both community and an explanation of his plight in the Birr religion. After years spent denying his Jewish faith, Kosinski immigrated to the United States by forging documents of Communist support vowing he’d return to his homeland. I guess the reader is meant to understand that the inner emotional pain exists, just not enough for me.


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Written with deep sincerity and sensitivity. The New York Times. In the 18th century literature tended to romanticise rural communities. This book delved deeply on the shocking ways that antisemitic sentiment, religious persecution and barbaric superstitions could turn people into hateful creatures; that even the simple folk back then can and will ruefully participate in terrible acts, often bid their malicious intentions as divine interventions, against the boy himself, and any Jewish or Gypsy person of the same ilk who would pass their way.

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This novel perhaps exaggerates to the other extreme. Some months later, I did just that and for two days I was immersed in witnessing the ugliest and most vile horrors I have ever read in fiction that were loosely based from real-life accounts of people who lived through the second World War. Books Tell You Why, Inc. Placed in an orphanage with all the other mutilated and josinski damaged children of war, new skills of survival are required.

One its born and life fuck you in the butt! A servant cleaned their quarters and Jerzy had a nanny. He moves through a progression of conclusions.

The Painted Bird

paiinted You know what the first thing it did when It separated itself? The Painted Bird Jerzy Kosinski. The atrocities are not limited to rejections of the outsider. I have heard that his voice changes rather dramatically from book to book, so maybe a second attempt is worth my time. Do we see how the events in this book have shaped the boy?


The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosiński

And he is comfortable. And this says a lot, but this one might be the most horrifying one of them all. Fat chance of that. At one time in that part of the world, probably for entertainment, people would sometimes capture a bird brid paint vivid colours over its feathers.

Missing the significance here is missing the point jrrzy. They were divorced in All of the historical aspects of the book were quite entertaining.

Dec 22, The Crimson Fucker rated it really liked it. It was psychologically painful and slightly numbing to peruse through, especially with each chapter dealing with deprived deviant acts of the social and sexual kind.

But this is a novel, not a memoir, and should be evaluated as such. With sparse prose and vivid imagery, it is a story of mythic proportion and timeless human relevance. If he can build enough credit with God, he will be delivered from injustice.