by award-winning Montenegrin novelist – Andrej Nikolaidis. ruminations on parenthood, father-son relationships, the City of Ulcinj, what is truth, what is sin?. Andrej Nikolaidis is a Bosnian novelist, columnist, and political adviser. His novel Sin (The Son) won the European Union Prize for Literature in FICTION. Andrej Nikolaidis. © ampimargini. Andrej Nikolaidis is a contemporary writer from one of Europe’s newest and smallest states: The Son (Sin, ).

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David Andrew Grieves rated it really liked it Nov 14, A winstons books winston speaks women in translation. AndrwjNikolaidis and his family moved to Ulcinj, in Montenegro. Damir rated it it was ok Aug 21, Until the age of anddej, he lived in the city of Ulcinj, where he returned in after the war in Bosnia erupted. I like the idea of the soundtrack at the back of the book! He takes the reader on excursions into history and recounts the life of Fra Dolcino, a medieval heretic who announced the return of the Messiah and also illuminates the life and work of Sabbatai Zevi, a Renaissance cabalist, who maintained that he himself was the Messiah.

The Son Sin, Pacifista schierato, ha ricevuto numerose minacce per via delle sue denunce della tortura. Tony Messenger Messenger’s Booker.

The Son follows one night in the life of a hero with no name, a writer whose life is on the verge of falling apart. He is at first appreciative, then, without missing a beat, changes his entire perspective on life. While it took me longer than usual to finish, this was not because the story was dull or tedious, but because I savoured each page and did not want this thought-provoking book to end.


As soon as I opened my agency ,though it seems all of Ulcnj decided to start killing ,robbing ,abducting and raping. And there was plenty of adultery too it seems to be close to a dozen marriages torn apart.

Would the novel be morose yet shaped by grim humour? He is considered by many to be one of the most influential intellectuals of the younger generati Andrej Nikolaidis was born in in Sarajevo, to a mixed Montenegrin-Greek family.

Sin by Andrej Nikolaidis

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Through his own unique and now recognizable style mixing humor, a detective plot, apocalyptic weather, Christian mystics, family abandonments and mittel-european references, Nikolaidis takes us into a world of criminal intrigue and existential dilemmas.

No trivia or quizzes yet. To ask other readers questions about Sinplease sign up. It is the story about a strange and passionate friendship between Joe, a genius writer, a refugee from Bosnia to the Montenegrin coastal city of Ulcinj, and his rich, successful, but much less talented Montenegrin friend, also a writer.

The narrator flees his house after a devastating fire — not due to despair, but rather to avoid having to interact with his father or receive condolences from neighbours.

Ad ogni modo, la storia segue appunto il protagonista, che non ha nome, in meno di 24 ore della sua vita, dopo che la moglie l’ha lasciato andandosene di casa.

The unsolved mysteries of both past and present, as well as environmental anomalies, serve to create the sense of an impending apocalypse, giving way in the final chapter to a post-apocalyptic reality. Il protagonista non sopporta il perdono. Engin Mert rated it it was amazing Nov 01, The Montenegrin writer and narrator, is traveling from Budapest to Vienna by train, after attending the funeral of his friend who seemingly committed suicide in Budapest. It was as though only overt eruptions of evil could jolt me out of my indifference.


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The coming by Andrej Nikolaidis

Eventually, he meets someone who is more or less like himself. Infollowing the breakout of ethnic strife in Bosnia that soon erupted into an all-out war, Nikolaidis’ family moved to Ulcinj, Montenegro. In the style of Mihail Bulgakov, the characters meet in the old city of Ulcinj at the anerej named Square of the Slaves. His descriptive prose is a joy to read.

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The Coming reads at first like a traditional detective novel, then suddenly changes form si the advent of snow in mid-summer. He has often stated that he considers freedom of speech to be the basis of freedom.

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