Things in the Night

Things in the Night Things in the Night explores a world on the edge of disaster plagued by mysterious power outages and threatened by ominous conspiracies juxtaposed against images and stories of unsurpassed beauty and

  • Title: Things in the Night
  • Author: Mati Unt
  • ISBN: 9781564783882
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • Things in the Night explores a world on the edge of disaster plagued by mysterious power outages and threatened by ominous conspiracies juxtaposed against images and stories of unsurpassed beauty and tenderness Beginning with the simple but moving words, My Dear, I feel I owe you an explanation, and ending with the passionate, lyrical, and immensely sad, Those were bThings in the Night explores a world on the edge of disaster plagued by mysterious power outages and threatened by ominous conspiracies juxtaposed against images and stories of unsurpassed beauty and tenderness Beginning with the simple but moving words, My Dear, I feel I owe you an explanation, and ending with the passionate, lyrical, and immensely sad, Those were beautiful years, beautiful autumn days, this astounding novel, set in Estonia near the end of the millennium, is a hymn to the very best in the human imagination and a eulogy for what humans, at their worst, may destroy.

    One thought on “Things in the Night”

    1. This novel let me down. It began with a whoosh of interest—a postmodern cocktail of writing angst, electricity and Estonian political schism. Then, somewhere around p150, reading another rambling monologue in the one voice Unt can write, I began to itch my bum. Think about my bills. Want a drink. Go for a walk. Picture Lisa Marr in her bikini.This novel IS great. What it needs is someone to kill the last one hundred pages. So if we imagine those pages don’t exist, this is a poetic, melanchol [...]

    2. For a joint review of Mati Unt's Things in the Night and Zoran Zivkovic's Hidden Camera, go to:jeffbursey/downloads/B

    3. “Things in the Night” by Estonian writer Mati Unt, takes place on the cusp of this Estonia's transition from Soviet rule to independence.What immediately became clear to me upon reading this novel, was that Unt was a writer very much in the postmodernist vein. The first few chapters concern an unknown activist, with unknown motives, making his way towards a small power generator with a view to blowing it up. The narrative takes place in the form of an interview with an unknown interviewer. H [...]

    4. This is a very strange, disjointed book. Parts of it were very beautifully written, but it was hard to follow and there wasn't really a plot.I'd probably actually rate this 2.5 stars, but rounded up since, even though it was odd, it was interesting.

    5. Listen, my friend, only the individual can have personal sense of responsibility, only the thoughts of an individual can be genuine,if you really are seeking something genuine. Stay on your own as much as you can. The more you can decide for yourself, the more perfect you will become. Because in the case there will be no absolute authority over you, neither friends not public opinion will exist for you, and you will not not have to be friendly in bars. K. says that being alone is an art, which c [...]

    6. A writer after my own heart. We have electricity and some vague disaster, shifty characters, shifty scenes, a shifty narrator, shifty tense, myth and fact intertwining, digressions, cannibals, cacti, and a savoir! A brilliant, playful, unclassifiable work.

    7. someone left this at the airport i'm so not interested in this book and i'm 100 pages in is that a bad sign? i've decided to stop with this one. it just sucks. halfway through and no go. ah well, i gave it a shot.

    8. I read about a third of this, and I'm abandoning it (for the time being?) It's nimbly written and sometimes funny, but it seems rather aimless and plotless and it's trying my patience.

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