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The Guard Winner of the European Union Literature Prize, Peter Terrin s The Guard is a haunting novel of perceived oppression by the an omnipresent, but unknown, authority In the near future, Harry and Michel live in the basement of a luxury apartment block, guarding the inhabitants No one goes outside The world might be at war, it might even have been plunged into nuclear winter No one knows But one weekend, all of the residents leave the block, one by one All but the man on floorHarry and Michel stick to their posts All they know, all they can hope for, is that if they are vigilant, the Organization will reward them with a promotion to an elite cadre of security officers But what if there were no one left to guard Playing on our darkest fears, The Guard is a tautly observed novel by a writer of striking and stylish originalityWinner of the European Union Literature Prize, Peter Terrin s The Guard is a haunting novel of perceived oppression by the an omnipresent, but unknown, authority In the near future, Harry and Michel live in the basement of a luxury apartment block, guarding the inhabitants No one goes outside The world might be at war, it might even have been plunged into nuclear winter No one knows But one weekend, all of the residents leave the block, one by one All but the man on floorHarry and Michel stick to their posts All they know, all they can hope for, is that if they are vigilant, the Organization will reward them with a promotion to an elite cadre of security officers But what if there were no one left to guard Playing on our darkest fears, The Guard is a tautly observed novel by a writer of striking and stylish originality


About the Author: Peter Terrin

Peter Terrin is een Vlaamse schrijver.Peter Terrin in de Nederlandstalige WikipediaPeter Terrin bij Schrijversgewijs Peter Terrin bij Uitgeverij De ArbeiderspersPeter Terrin is a Flemish writer.



10 thoughts on “The Guard

  1. Iasa Iasa says:

    If you are looking for a nice plot driven novel or one with rich characterization then this is not the book for you Ostensibly it is the story of two security guards in an exclusive apartment complex who are isolated from the outside world However it is ambiguous enough for the reader to fill in their own story Although that may be frustrating to some readers, I rather liked that aspect.


  2. Chad Post Chad Post says:

    I read a sample of this probably two, two and a half years ago, and have been waiting for the English translation to be completed ever since It s a very strange book set in some country at some unspecified future date, and is narrated by a guard for an unspecified company who, along with his colleague, are protecting the basement of a nearly abandoned luxury apartment building It s nearly aba


  3. Mike Mike says:

    The Guard by Peter Terrin is translated from the dutch by David Colmer centerting on two security guards, Harry and Michel, who are stationed in a high security apartment building offering hotel like services to the wealth and the elite One day the residents, seemingly all but one, leave almost en masse leaving Harry and Michel to their lonely posts I knew nothing about this novel going in but


  4. Laine Cunningham Laine Cunningham says:

    This is a fantastic book that looks into many areas of the human mind at the same time Written in spare prose that reflects both the setting and the lack of information the guards have about the outside world, the novel is truly a literary and storytelling triumph.I received a copy from the publisher so that I could write a review of the translation, and was riveted by the work I haven t heard ab


  5. Gary Love Gary Love says:

    Meh


  6. Raychel Higgs Raychel Higgs says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I wasn t sure how I felt about this book when I finished it It s very ambiguous, and initially I didn t like that, but I had to think about why On reflection, I think it s because I expected all to become clear, and it didn t Normally I don t mind that, so somehow something must have given me the impression that s where i


  7. Paul M Paul M says:

    Not much happens in the very dull life of two guards stuck in the basement of a high end residential block The reader is as much in the dark as the guards as to what is happening in the world beyond the basement You find yourself clutching at any piece of information that might shed some light on what is going on in the world outside Terrin manages to create an incredibly claustrophobic atmosphere and


  8. Sarah Sarah says:

    Post apocalyptic story of two guards in a parking garage From boring for the first 100 pages to horrific after that, I can t recommend this book.


  9. Gregoire Jones Gregoire Jones says:

    Very similar to a Harold Pinter play, the lazy waiter I enjoyed it


  10. Miles Miles says:

    The Guard by Peter Terrin translated from the Dutch by David Colmer is for me a great example of a marmite book You ll either love it or hate it I m caught somewhere in the middle and having just finished it I m still not certain how I feel about it,on that later One thing you certainly can t take away from the book actually two the narrative is intense and beautifully written and the author shows a great de


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