Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Chess Machine by Lohr

Great combination of loves coming together in this novel. The Chess Machine. Much of it takes place in Pressburg (now Bratislava). Historical novel about a fake automaton that supposedly knew how to play chess, but was really operated from the inside by a dwarf who excels at chess. Set in the Habsburg Empire, it's a genuinely amazing novel. Translated from the German. Great fall read.

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