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The Butchers Of Berlin: a rare DNF

It’s not often that I buy an actual paperback book – a proper thing with pages, not an ethereal ebook – and then give up on it halfway through. 374 more words

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Tangled in History and Art

Monday Morning Musings:

“We always did feel the same
We just saw it from a different point
Of view
Tangled up in blue”

–Bob Dylan, “Tangled Up in Blue”

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Poetry

Review: A Quiet Flame - Philip Kerr

5 of 5 stars

My version: Paperback
Historical Fiction WWII, post war
Quercus
2008
Bought

Argentina, 1950.

Bernie Gunther arrives in Buenos Aires only to be caught up in the hunt for a killer. 572 more words

Fiction

Back Again! Philip Kerr, Daphne du Maurier, and Plenty of Self-Promotion

Been quiet around here, as I was in Canada for four weeks recuperating from life and seeing friends and family.

I also did some reading, though never as much as I’d like to (maybe when my daughter is a little older). 519 more words

Bernie Gunther, post-war


I’ve stayed away from Philip Kerr‘s crime novels. This wasn’t because I doubted the universally positive judgment of readers and reviewers as to the excellence of the writing or the depths of the character, Bernie Gunther, but more because you get too much Nazi history in real life, even in 2017, without having to turn to fiction for it. 124 more words

History

The Ashes Of Berlin: a shattered society

This is not a book to wolf down in one sitting, nor one you can nibble away at in brief bites. It’s too densely detailed and emotionally intense for that. 455 more words

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