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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Adult Summer Reading Book Review: Mother Courage

Book Title: Mother Courage and Her Children

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Reviewed By: Laura K.

If you don't like the idea of war, you'll like this book. It describes war in such a preposterous way, it would make a great Monty Python's circus episode. Characters are, shall we say, extreme. The logical conclusions of war are outlined in this short and witty book.

Why I Picked it Up: Confession: I noticed this was a short book by a famous author. So, to breeze through the reading program, yet increase my cultural literacy, I selected the book. It was worth the short time it took to read it, quirky as the book was.

Why I Finished It: Partly for the reading program, partly for cultural literacy.

I’d Give this Book To: Folks who don't like war or would like some increased perspective on war or become familiar with this famous author.

Find Mother Courage in our catalog.

Summer Reading program participants! There's still time to submit a review of one of the books you read this summer. Your review will get you an entry into a special prize drawing in addition to the drawings that all program finishers are entered in. More prizes! Yay! 
All you have to do is fill out our online form or email a short review (at least 5 thoughtful sentences - without giving away the ending!) to news@roselle.lib.il.us.

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