The War of the Poor

The War of the Poor

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  • Adina

    Shortlisted for Booker International Prize 2021, it beats me why?!The War of the Poor was for me like a longer, nicer written, fictionalised Wikipedia entry. It is too short to consider it a novel alt...

  • Henk

    Now shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021An essay on the religious reform roots of ideas of equality and freedom that we more commonly associate with the French RevolutionWe are poverty,...

  • Gumble's Yard - Golden Reviewer

    Now inexplicably shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize a book for which it should not have even been considered eligible.I read this book due to its longlisting for that prize 鈥 a priz...

  • Hugh

    Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021Like others in the Mookse group, I may be rather harsh on this book purely because it is so short (a mere 66 pages, in large type with generous margi...

  • Paul Fulcher

    Shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker PrizeBut by what treasure of distance and delegation, by what twists and turns of the soul are the great sophisms of power maintained? One could write a h...

  • Daniela

    Something that continuously surprises me when reading History is how reasonable the demands of the downtrodden were. Most oppressed people throughout the centuries did not want to kill their masters o...

  • John Hatley

    The incredibly brutal and bloodily crushed German Peasants' War of the mid 16th century is the historical background of this short work, by French writer and film director 脡ric Vuillard. It sketches ...

  • Eric Anderson

    There have always been brutal inequities within society and numerous historic harrowing moments of revolt where there's a radical shift in power. One interesting figure is Thomas Muntzer, a German pre...

  • Vesna

    The heart and soul of the rising of the oppressed. The futility of martyrdom for the just cause... or not. Vuillard did it again (see his The Order of the Day), blending history and fiction, on a much...

  • Soul Touch Reads

    It wasn't fiction, it was clearly an essay and not even about something I care. I don't know how these booker judges shortlist books anymore. Just close their eyes and pick one? Probably...