Book Review: Life Form by Amélie Nothomb

Posted on December 12, 2012 by

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Life Form Title: Life Form
Author: Amélie Nothomb
Publisher: Europa Editions
ISBN: 978-1-60945-088-5
Genre: Literary Fiction, Novella
Pages: 125
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4/5

I had heard of Amélie Nothomb but had never gotten around to reading anything by her. Till I picked up her latest novella, “Life Form” and was blown away by its sheer magnificence and the author’s story-telling capacity. “Life Form” is one of those books which has it all – the surreal manner, the delicate balance of sensitivity and emotional quotient, the plot, the space given to the words to breathe and a landscape that is as vast as a story deserves.

“Life Form” is a fictional work. I had to say it because of what is going to come. It is a book about correspondence – between an American soldier, Melvin Mapple, who is a fan of Nothomb’s works and the author. This is however not where the…

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