This was a very interesting book; half fiction, half memoir, I think.The narrator (who is and is not Sebald himself) walks through Suffolk county in England. He both records what he sees and does and also much history of the places he visits. Kind of similar to the flaneur, except he's in a not very populated part of the English countryside. But he still manages to make it very interesting. Also, Sebald uses photographs in the book, which was very effective. Some chapters were more interesting than others, but overall, I enjoyed it. The Rings of Saturn has a very dreamlike feel to it, as suggested by the title. I would recommend it if you're looking for a fairly challenging read; despite it not being that long, it takes a while to get through (took me 2 or 3 days.)
Read The Rings of Saturn:
- if you like half memoir/half fiction books
- if you like books about walking
- if you like books set in England.
|Very Good! I would recommend this book!|