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Hans Castorp is ‘a flawlessly normal, if drawing in young fellow’ when he goes to visit his cousin in a select sanatorium in the Swiss Alps. What ought to have been a three-week trip transforms into a seven-year remain. Hans experiences passionate feelings and winds up noticeably inebriated with the thoughts he hears at the facility – thoughts which will strain and split separated in a world very nearly the First World War.
What makes this book stand out?
This European magnum opus from the Nobel prizewinner investigates the bait and decadence of thoughts in an independent group on the eve of World War I
Read it for
It is heavenly and a delightful, hot record of over the top love
Don't read it for
children should not read this