Goran Petrović: Код срећне руке (At the Lucky Hand)

The latest addition to my website is Goran Petrović‘s Код срећне руке (At the Lucky Hand). This is a clever story which is, on the face of it, a fairly conventional love story (or, rather, several love stories) but with two variants. Characters find that, when they are reading a book, they are not only aware of others reading the book at the same time but can communicate with them or see them. even if they live many miles away. Secondly, they can also enter into the landscape of the book. Adam, our hero, is given a book to edit and finds himself entering into the landscape of the book and, at the behest of another reader, editing the book, thereby changing the landscape. It gets a lot more complicated than that, as we follow modern Serbian history as well as the changing fortunes of several characters. It is very cleverly done though at times confusing.

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