"I read about 50 pages and quit. I am sure it is a very good literary novel, but just not my type. My rating of one star does not reflect the quality of the book, rather my subjective opinion of the book based on my dislike of the genre."
Bleak. Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song goes. The shortest days, the longest nights. The trees are bare and shivering. The summer's leaves? Dead litter. The world shrinks; the sap sinks. But winter makes things visible....
"A very good historical thriller set in the old Yugoslavia just prior to its break up. Lots of killing and other gory stuff, but not too improbable. Well written. Surprise ending. Good read if you like this genre."