“a short, charmingly absurd portrait of postwar Germany.”
Novels of mystery and suspense and thrillers more often than not turn on event rather than on complex emotion.
Nobody does Kafkaesque quite like Franz Kafka.
Falling under the category of “man drops out of society and goes off to desert to find himself,” this short novel loses direction midway through.
After the release of his quirky 2014 movie The Grand Budapest Hotel, director/writer Wes Anderson confessed to The Daily Telegraph in London, “I stole from Stefan Zweig,” though n
“a fascinating peek into the genesis of Austria's controversial literary figure.”
“the effort of reading The Wall will enlarge our understanding [of the Holocaust and its aftermath].”
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“Sorry has all the ingredients to make it a compulsive read. It’s slick, chock full of twists and turns, and dripping with narrative thrust and intrigue. . . .
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Suspensful, spectacular, and searing are not adjectives one would use to describe The Calligrapher’s Secret. Intriguing, intelligent, and multifaceted are far more accurate to convey what