Saturday, August 24, 2013

Reflection on the Tin Drum

I thought that the Tin Drum was a strange book to say the least. It had several disturbing parts and Oskar's thoughts were sometimes very odd. That being said I thought that it was really interesting to view WWII from the eyes of a dwarf child (or eternal three-year-old or whatever he is). After I started getting farther into it, I really started to like this book.

1 comment:

Ian Kuehne said...

My overall impression was also that the story was weird and definitely absurd. I was not always sure whether it was supposed to be funny or not--for example, when Oskar's mother died from "fish poisoning", I couldn't tell whether I was missing some profound point or if it was just supposed to be a rather sick joke.