Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Reading your way through the Wold Cup - Germany

0 - 0  at the half.  We'll take it.  

This Thursday Prestwick House will be enjoying grilled brats and lunchtime viewing of the U.S.A vs Germany.  We only need to manage a draw to move forward, (and a draw doesn't really hurt Germany) so stats guru Nate Silver gives the USMT a 76% chance of moving forward.  Not bad. 

This is our third "Reading your way through the Wold Cup"  and based on  Danny Scott's  impressive, "A Booklover's Guide to World Cup 2014" write up for Birgit Vanderbeke's  The Mussle Feast   I think I may actually pick this up.  


The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke, Peirene Press Ltd

Brand Germany's stock has never been higher. Since hosting the 2006 World Cup, the country has reclaimed its identity as a modern, progressive state. Against its re-emergence, diving into modern German literature seems necessary and The Mussel Feast is a great place to start. Vanderbeke's novella follows the fortunes of an East German family in Berlin as the wall falls in 1989 in beautiful, stream-of-consciousness prose.

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