The Birthday Party (Pinter plays)

by Harold Pinter | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0571160786 Global Overview for this book
Registered by The-Mad-Swede of Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on 12/8/2008
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by The-Mad-Swede from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Monday, December 08, 2008
Ok... so I didn't really like this one at all. Despite it only being a fairly short drama it took me what seems to be ages to get through, simply because it didn't grab me. The characters don't seem realistic (if that's what they're supposed to be) nor do they seem to function well as features of an absurdist play either, and at the end of the day I just don't know what to make of them or the play. The bits that were slightly enjoyable (particularly in Act 2) does not yield enough information to...more Ok... so I didn't really like this one at all. Despite it only being a fairly short drama it took me what seems to be ages to get through, simply because it didn't grab me. The characters don't seem realistic (if that's what they're supposed to be) nor do they seem to function well as features of an absurdist play either, and at the end of the day I just don't know what to make of them or the play. The bits that were slightly enjoyable (particularly in Act 2) does not yield enough information to really support any real interpretation, let alone any form of epiphany or the like.

It is of course conceivable that the play works better played than read, but I still don't see any real appeal in it whatsoever.

So, it certainly seems that Pinter isn't my cup of tea, unless I've just managed to grab one of his worst plays as a starting point. At this point, I'm not really inclined to try another unless somebody would recommend another play by him very strongly and in in a way that would gain my interest again.

As for now, moving on to greener pastures.
And hopefully Pinter's play will find someone (at least, eventually) who will appreciate it...

Journal Entry 2 by The-Mad-Swede at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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Given to Nalle on yesterday's BC meeting.

Journal Entry 3 by nalle42 from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Thursday, December 18, 2008
Got it on the BC-meeting. Thanks for a nice meeting

Journal Entry 4 by nalle42 from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Friday, December 26, 2008
The best thing about this book is that it is so short

Journal Entry 5 by nalle42 at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, January 07, 2009

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Får åka vidare till deepswamp

Journal Entry 6 by wingDeepswampwing from Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Friday, January 09, 2009
What a surprice! Thank you!
I havn´t read anything of Pinter, we will see what I think!

The bookmark was absolutly georgious! What a lovely piece of work! It will be my favorite! Thanks!

Journal Entry 7 by wingDeepswampwing from Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Thursday, January 29, 2009
A play - and very difficult to read, I´m sure it is better to look at the play...
Anyway I am glad I got the chance to read it!

Journal Entry 8 by wingDeepswampwing at Another BookCrosser, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, January 29, 2009

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Journal Entry 9 by stormon from Storfors, Värmland Sweden on Thursday, February 05, 2009
Tänk att brevlådor kan innehålla så trevliga paket!
Det ska bli spännande att se vad jag tycker om boken....
Tusen tack!

Journal Entry 10 by stormon from Storfors, Värmland Sweden on Thursday, May 13, 2010
I agree with nalle42 - the best thing is that it is so short. Did we pay a visit to Bedlam?

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