“Deceptively simple, short book that sticks in the mind and begs for further analysis. The plot revolves around a death, a murder, a trial, a love affair, prison. But this book is about so much more. And what is detailed in the plot and what is said, is of lesser importance than what is not. The introduction explains that some of the flavor of the book is lost by translation, as well. But there is definitely a reason this is designated a classic.
This book is about the game of life, and what Society's and Authority Figures' expectations and rules add to the journey -- or subtract. It's about man's feelings as opposed to his words. It's about what is going on underneath the surface, inside the person, within the system, as opposed to what is seen & said. ”