After we got All My Cats in at the shop a while ago, it's safe to say we were hooked. and now we've gone all out and become a Hrabal rabble.
"'Folks, life is beautiful! Bring on the drinks, I'm sticking around till I'm ninety! Do you hear?'
A young boy grows up in a sleepy Czech community where little changes. His raucous, mischievous Uncle Pepin came to stay with the family years ago, and never left. But the outside world is encroaching on their close-knit town - first in the shape of German occupiers, and then with the new Communist order. Elegiac and moving, Bohumil Hrabal's gem-like portrayal of the passing of an age is filled with wit, life and tenderness."