The End



Year of publish: 2000.

Number of words: 29.500

Copyright belong to the Author


         The novel The End is a story about the end of Slobodan Milosevic and his regime told through one grotesque prism of the aimless and morally fallen Belgrade in the last decade of the Twentieth Century.  In the coordinate system of the novel, the author has introduced an experimental theatre, state television, various real and virtual public organizations, typical media turmoil of the regime of Slobodan Milosevic, known and unknown heroes and ‘heroes’ at the turn of the previous century.

Ghastly years of the Milosevic’s dictatorship and their end, coincide completely with the actions of the Fiery Angel who takes over the body of once Momir Senic called the Nut, typical representative of the nineties, and his loyal helper Zdravko. With this third novel, Gatalica has achieved the highest level of intellectual and up-to-date commitment. The End is skillfully dramatized and breath-taking novel, offering thorough, and convincing analytical  insight into this contemporary, apocalyptic era.

The questions that are asked here involve the very literature and art, their future fate, but also the situation and problems imposed by the negative utopia we lived and the very  end of the history as comprehended in this novel. In this ‘humane comedy’ portrayed by Gatalica, the reader has the opportunity to recognize different faces of the dark, grave times of the Slobodan Milosevic’s rule.