My book review of “Somebody Else” written by Arnon Grunberg
Title: Iemand Anders [NL] / Somebody Else [EN]
Author: Arnon Grunberg
Genre: Literature novel
Publisher: B for Books B.V.
Year 1st edition & read edition: 2005
Year read: 2016
Original title & language: Iemand Anders [NL]
Read language: Dutch
Places: New York, Poughkeepsie, Tarrytown
Rating: 4 / 5
I hope you like the book too. It is worth to read it! I am not telling about the story too much– never do in my book reviews – you have to read the book yourself and make your own opinion.
In my view…
This little short novel is about the daily life of a man in november, living in the neighbourhood of Central Park, New York. This is a very short but powerful story. Just one you can read within an hour when you stop by at the library for example. At the end of the book something happens / will be discovered and you will be left with two questions: Is he? Or is he not? When you have read it as well you know what I mean.
Writing style / spelling
Although it is a very short story, I discovered a one minor spelling mistake and one minor grammar mistake. A forgotten word and a splitted word. Though it is written in Dutch so maybe in English it will be different.
The main character of the book is the psychiatrist Aron Barshay. A 38-year old single man who is just content with his life as it is. On a saturday everything changes. He meets up with his best friend to have dinner together and chat by. Later in the evening he meets a girl named Madison. And he seems to be the last one who has seen her.
Greetings by Sophie