Bernhard Schlink was born in Germany in A professor of law at the University of Berlin and a practising judge, he is the author of the major international best-selling novel The Reader as well as several prize-winning crime novels. He lives in Bonn and Berlin.
This compelling tale - the first of three , written with Walter Popp, a fellow lawyer - offers a sharp critique of German postwar society, and its refusal to confront its war time past. The seriousness of this underlying message does not detract from the novel's more entertaining qualities however.
This is an atmospheric, tautly plotted narrative with a satisfyingly complex protagonist, elevating an ostensibly pedestrian mystery. Like all the best fictional detectives he has plenty of curious quirks Convert currency.
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The writing is low-key, dryly funny, and the story is intriguing. The first difference between this, and most PI novels, is having a protagonist who is 68 years old. In defeat, they are goaded into admitting their guilt by the Phantom Thieves and within a few days or a few weeks after the Treasure is stolen, their real world self repents their former actions and usually turn themselves into the authorities to admit their crimes in guilt. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter. You can go to cart and save for later there. His career as a writer began with several detective novels with a main character named Selb--a play on the German word for "sel Bernhard Schlink is a German jurist and writer. Katyn: a crime without punishment an n a l s o f c o m m u n i s m Each volume in the series Annals of Communism will publish selected and previously ina
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A well written as one would expect from the author of The Reader , well built detective story with an eccentric year old widower the reluctant investigator of computer hacking at a giant chemical factory. Obviously he finds old secrets and a lot else in a suspenseful, highly satisfying read.
Good one. Similar this month: Ian Rankin , Andrew Taylor. Self's Punishment Synopsis Sixty-eight years old; a smoker of Sweet Aftons, a dedicated drinker of Aviateur cocktails, and the owner of a charismatic cat named Turbo, Gerhard Self is an unconventional private detective. Self's Punishment Press Reviews "Here the crime novel becomes the vessel for a more raw, immediate and violent response to the demands of guilt and reparation than The Reader allows If you loved this, you might like these More About Bernhard Schlink.