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Ce of rescue Only the tempting spectre of insanity offers a way out As Small's wits fail Big formulates a desperate planWith the authority of the darkest fables and This book disturbed me far than I thought it would The plot in itself is not a happy one two children brothers named Big and Small are down a well Why are they there Who did this What happened These are uestions that the author gives hints at but isn t the meat of the fable The narrative is moved forward by their increasing desperation to survive and the pitiful acts they must commit Everything is exaggerated and described in minute detail full of metaphors and literal descriptions of pain suffering anguish and the human will to survive at all odds Reading it was difficult for me as the author deliberately throws the worst at them torturing them with words in order to make his point That the point ultimately is one of hope that we can survive that we can endure that life can be hard but worth fighting for made it a little easier to deal with but at several points I almost put it down forever so unpleasant was I finding itIt s such a simple tale about the core of humanity that is within every single one of us that it really is rendered timeless and I think will resonate with anyone who reads it A masterful use of language to strip humanity bare and a fable that could be applied to many things The epigraph from Magaret Thatcher surprised me whilst reading I had not considered that the books statement was a political one but I can certainly see that interpretation In all honesty not a book I enjoyed reading or would read again The stars I ve given it are for it s intelligence language and impact for I took no pleasure from reading this title Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of insanity Spieserye offers a way Feral out As Small's wits fail Big formulates a desperate planWith the authority Krismis van Map Jacobs of the darkest fables and This book disturbed me far than I thought it would The plot in itself is not a happy Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods one two children brothers named Big and Small are down a well Why are they there Who did this What happened These are uestions that the author gives hints at but isn t the meat Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of the fable The narrative is moved forward by their increasing desperation to survive and the pitiful acts they must commit Everything is exaggerated and described in minute detail full Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of metaphors and literal descriptions Mensa Riddles Conundrums of pain suffering anguish and the human will to survive at all Julie of the Wolves odds Reading it was difficult for me as the author deliberately throws the worst at them torturing them with words in The Right Swipe order to make his point That the point ultimately is Touched one Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of hope that we can survive that we can endure that life can be hard but worth fighting for made it a little easier to deal with but at several points I almost put it down forever so unpleasant was I finding itIt s such a simple tale about the core Ugly Fish of humanity that is within every single The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives one Little Gods of us that it really is rendered timeless and I think will resonate with anyone who reads it A masterful use Der Schweizerische Robinson of language to strip humanity bare and a fable that could be applied to many things The epigraph from Magaret Thatcher surprised me whilst reading I had not considered that the books statement was a political Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 one but I can certainly see that interpretation In all honesty not a book I enjoyed reading The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats or would read again The stars I ve given it are for it s intelligence language and impact for I took no pleasure from reading this title

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El niño ue robó el caballo de Atila

The horrifying inevitability of all too real life Repila's uniue allegory explores the depths of human desperation and ultimately our almost unending capacity for ho I don t have much to say about this book except for please read it It s short it s beautifully written and if read carefully many things can be taken from this book

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'It looks impossible to get out' he says And also 'But we'll get out'Two brothers Big and Small are trapped at the bottom of a well They have no food and little chan Note This review is in English and in Dutch Nederlandse lezers scroll omlaag voor de Nederlandse recensie Good things come in small packages or in this case thin books can tell impressive stories That this book surprised me is an understatement the story stayed on my mind for several days and during that time I reread the book a couple of times to get a better grasp of its message I m still undecided but that s immediately one of the strongest points of this book it s open to multiple interpretations and you as the reader can decide for yourself which is the real oneBut I m going too fast The Boy who Stole Attila s Horse is at its very foundation the tale of two brothers Big and Small who are trapped in a well We don t get to know their real names or how they got in the well and why because the book s title is not the answer to that uestion The boys whom I picture are around 11 and 7 years old both soon realize that the situation is hopeless and try to deal with it in their own way Big keeps thinking of an escape plan and exercises to keep himself strong but Small uickly falls prey to fever and descends into madness Soon he starts holding lengthy orations about the human race the fine taste of worms or the outside world As the clocks ticks and the amount of water and insects shrinks tensions inside the well grow Will Big succeedRepila s writing style is unlike anything I have read before His prose is precise beautiful and detached He balances harsh words that tell us exactly how famine and the heat affect the brother s relationship and their sanity with humoristic descriptions of the brother s attempts to keep themselves healthy The narrative often changes from the boys in the well to the humans living in the outside world who in some way suffer in the same way as the boys This makes the story read like a dark fairy tale where allegories and realism tell a story about survival sibling rivalry and how rage can keep you alive The first time I read the book I didn t pay much attention to the allegories which are most present in Small s ramblings The suffering of the brothers and Big s escape plan for Small were heart breaking and powerful enough for that I already give the book three starsHowever it wasn t until another reviewer pointed it out to me that I noticed the two political economical uotes from Bertolt Brecht and Margaret Thatcher that are printed at the beginning of this novel Thatcher s uote drew my attention She tells us that under capitalism poor people are not poor because others are rich if others became less rich the poor would in all probability still become poorerThose uotes shone a whole new light on the novel which immediately made me reread it with a open mind and now I discovered the multiple layers hidden in Repila s book For example this conversation between the brothers about life outside the well made a lot sense They needed space up there Big answers whenever Small asks why they live in such a rotten place Are there many of them up there No very few of them So above is small No It s very big I don t understand Up there is where they hold the power Big Once we are up there we ll throw a party A party Yes The kind with balloons and lights and cakes No The kind with rocks torches and gallows But although the story could be about the unfair treatment of developed and undeveloped countries it can also be read as a metaphor for children growing into adulthood in which the well stands for a womb as a long rage against injustice see Brecht s uote for this or to show the strength of the human mind in times of survival One thing that I want to mention is the hidden mathematical twist to the story I d like to thank Goodreader Tonymess for this who pointed out that the chapters are numbered as the primes beginning with 0 2 3 5 7 Further during one of his feverish ramblings Small says that every number could correspond to a word and that one day he would be capable of expressing himself only through numbers Later he whispers to Big Forty three Forty one Seventy one Twenty three Thirteen Twenty nine Eleven Eighty three Two Sixty seven Again thanks to Tonymess I found out how to decode the numbers and discovered the hidden message which refers to the theme of rage and to an important promise between the metaphorical brothers Amazingly enough this code also works in my Dutch translation so my compliments go to translator Irene van der Mheen view spoiler How to decode the message look up the xth word of the xth chapter At the end you ll get the sentence Rescue him from the well in anger back to life hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “El niño ue robó el caballo de Atila

  1. says:

    Note This review is in English and in Dutch Nederlandse lezers scroll omlaag voor de Nederlandse recensie Good things come in small packages or in this case thin books can tell impressive stories That this book surprised me is an understatement the story stayed on my mind for several days and during that time I

  2. says:

    A highly allegorical but at the same time viscerally disturbing novel by Iván Repila translated into English by

  3. says:

    BRUTAL

  4. says:

    This book disturbed me far than I thought it would The plot in itself is not a happy one two children brothers named Big and Small are down a well Why are they there Who did this What happened These are uestions that the author gives hints at but isn't the meat of the fable The narrative is moved forward by their increasing desper

  5. says:

    Wow I loved this It reminded me A LOT of Brothers by David Clerson I think it's safe to say if you liked one you'll enjoy the other So many comparisons to be made and parallels to be drawn

  6. says:

    almost disturbing than the pervasive darkness of this book are the small glimpses of lucidity that appear apparently at random like the clouds opening for a moment to let a hot burning ray of sunlight through and then closing again forever

  7. says:

    A short allegorical novel which could be described as magical realist or as a modern fable Clear precise language and intense vivid descriptions

  8. says:

    I don't have much to say about this book except for please read it It's short it's beautifully written and if read carefully many things can be taken from this book

  9. says:

    Now I am no mathematical genius far from it so when Laszlo Krasznahorkai used the Fibonacci seuence to number his chapters in “SeiboThere Below” I had no idea as to the allegorical reference to his work Now I’ve come across a seuence of prime numbers numbers than can only be divided by themselves and “1” to number the ch

  10. says:

    Read in FrenchSo I like me some weird crap from time to time and well I got what I asked for with this Really short read tooThe story

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