Mr. Schnitzel by Stephen Knight || Book Review

Every now and then I like to choose a short book.

They are good picks to help your reading goal along as well as reading something in one sitting can sometimes feel refreshing.

I found this book on the display shelf at the library, and even though I’ve burnt my fingers with that shelf in the past, I’ve still tried to give the featured books there the benefit of the doubt. A note though: reading this book in digital formal would be a complete nightmare.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Originally published: 2001

Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Plot from Google Books:

As a child, Stefan was told fantastical bedtime stories about the Austrian Navy, featuring Count von Otto, Elfrieda the pirate scourge of the seven seas and Hermann the Birdman. Ashe retells them, another story unfolds: that of Stefan’s father and mother and the larger-than-life characters of their annual holidays in Austria. Fairy tales and family tales echo and illuminate each other, resulting in a rich and dazzling story of the trials and endurance of family love.


This short read turned into a slightly confusing read.

The writing style used in the book made me feel like I was constantly being interrupted while reading. Each time, by the time that I finished reading the footnotes, I felt like I needed to read the bedtime story over again to understand and compare the significance of both pieces.

The real story that the author was telling was in the footnotes but the constant up and down, back and forth between the two pieces of writing quickly wore out any interest I started out with.

If I had to read this book for the first time again, I’d skip the footnotes completely and just read the bedtime stories, which were way more interesting.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 2.81on GoodReads. I gave it a 2.

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