Sunday, 1 June 2008

Random Acts of Heroic Love: Danny Scheinmann

This is a really good book, and deserves a wider circulation.

Essentially the narrative falls into two sections, one describing a young man whose girlfriend dies in an accident in Ecuador in the late 1990s, and the other part is about a long journey of an Austrian Soldier who traverses Siberia and Russia with only the thought of love in his mind, set during the main part of the first world war.

The stories intertwine towards the end of the narrative, and there is a strong autobiographical feel to the book that is implicit throughout.

The pain of grief, the effect of love and the offshoots of both are well developed in a book that I hope will be read by many.

I suspect that the author has put so much of himself into this book that it is likely to be his Magnum Opus.  

1 comment:

Elaine said...

I am so grateful to you for this recommendation. I finished it a couple of days ago and the memory lingers on and will do, for a long time, I am sure.