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Leila Vennewitz
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Is there such a thing as a good lie? Whenever this question comes up, I imagine that most people can agree that white lies are fine. Without them, we’d probably be perpetually annoyed with one another. But when the lies get bigger, it becomes harder and harder to say if a lie is justified—a “good” l...
Merle rated it 5 years ago
When he wrote this novella in 1974, Heinrich Boll was furious with the yellow press; anger radiates from the very disclaimer (which states that the newspaper in this book is totally not the Bild-Zeitung, but hey, if the shoe fits….). Nevertheless, this is one of those books that manages to tell its ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: radio-4, autumn-2012, fradio, published-1974, nobel-laureate, shortstory-shortstories-novellas Recommended for: BBC radio listeners Read on October 19, 2012 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/...BBC blurb: A brilliant exploration of the corrosive impact of tabloid journalism on o...
Maven Books
Maven Books rated it 6 years ago
A great collection of Heinrich Böll's work, though with so many stories and novellas, it's hard to comment on them here. His writing style is appealing, mostly clear and to the point, but with enough detail to paint a scene. The stories focusing on the war and just after seemed best to me; those t...
Elham rated it 6 years ago
Have you ever been in love? Have you ever lost somebody? did you feel the pain? If so, you chose the right book. The clown invites you to listen to his love story.This very well written story by Heinrich Boll, is an interior monologue by the Clown that lasts only three hour.
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