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Alone in Berlin - Hans Fallada
Alone in Berlin
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Berlin, 1940. The city is paralysed by fear. But one man refuses to be scared. Otto, an ordinary German living in a shabby apartment block, tries to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. But when he discovers his only son has been killed fighting at the front he's shocked into an extraordinary act... show more
Berlin, 1940. The city is paralysed by fear. But one man refuses to be scared. Otto, an ordinary German living in a shabby apartment block, tries to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. But when he discovers his only son has been killed fighting at the front he's shocked into an extraordinary act of resistance, and starts to drop anonymous postcards attacking Hitler across the city. If caught, he will be executed. Soon this silent campaign comes to the attention of ambitious Gestapo inspector Escherich, and a murderous game of cat-and-mouse begins. Whoever loses, pays with their life. 'Extraordinary ... redemptive ... as morally powerful as anything I've ever read' Charlotte Moore, Daily Telegraph 'One of the most extraordinary and compelling novels written about World War II. Ever' Alan Furst 'Terrific ... a fast-moving, important and astutely deadpan thriller' Irish Times 'Fallada assembles a cast of vivid low-life characters, stoolies, thieves and whores' James Buchan, Guardian 'An unrivalled and vivid portrait of life in wartime Berlin' Philip Kerr
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141189383 (014118938X)
ASIN: k28Wusbj97wC
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 602
Edition language: English
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Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it
5.0 "Alone In Berlin" by Hans Fallada
Hans Fallada was all but forgotten outside Germany when this 1947 novel, Alone in Berlin (US title: Every Man Dies Alone), was reissued in English in 2009, whereupon it became a best seller and reintroduced Hans Fallada's work to a new generation of readers.I came to this book having read More Lives...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 Alone in Berlin
bookshelves: translation, summer-2010, wwii, germany, published-1947 Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Surprise gift from Carey Combe - squee Read from June 04 to 15, 2010 Translated by Michael Hofmann, with an afterword by Geoff Wilkes. I'm reading through fingers as the oppression fair leaps off the ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.5 Alone in Berlin and The Hydra Movement
translation, summer-2010, wwii, germany, published-1947 Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Surprise gift from Carey Combe - squee Read from June 04 to 15, 2010 Translated by Michael Hofmann, with an afterword by Geoff Wilkes. I'm reading through fingers as the oppression fair leaps off the page. Opening...
TheBookWorm
TheBookWorm rated it
Blown away. If I could give it 6 stars I would. WOW. Hans Fallada (Rudolf Ditzen) did a remarkable job showing us how WW2 Germany effected everyone. While reading, thanks to his talent to be extremely descriptive, I felt the fear of the people reading those postcards, the hatred Otto felt towards Hi...
veeral
veeral rated it
Also known as "Every Man Dies Alone".This is a fictionalized account of the struggle of Elise and Otto Hampel (known in the novel as Anna and Otto Quangel), a poorly educated working-class couple living in Berlin with no history of political activity in their past against the Nazi regime. After Elis...
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