The end of days by Jenny Erpenbeck

amy-the-end-of-daysI read that The End of Days was like Life After Life, but better. It does have a similar premise, but I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as Life After Life. It is about possibilities; how everything can change in a second, and it imagines various options for a woman’s life if things had been slightly different. It is set largely in Vienna, between and after the wars, and it is interesting to consider this time from a German perspective. I found parts very slow, almost dull, but others profound and moving.

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