Book 792 Gert Hofmann – The Parable of the Blind


After spending a month on Garcia Marquez, It’s funny that I finished The Parable of the Blind in 90 minutes. I guess reading speed always depends on the writing style.

Anyways the novel is about the journey six blind men take to Bruegel house in order to be painted. On the way they encounter some pitfalls and traps and even when they are being painted there are some accidents. By the way this painting actually does exist so Hofmann is creating a sort of ‘what if ‘ situation.

Really the book is about about navigating through your world when you have a sense lacking and the author manages to be both serious and humorous at the same time. It’s a very zippy and charming novel so despite the fact that it’s out of print, do check it out as it’s worth your time and money.