Deux dans Berlin

Deux dans Berlin

Book - 2012 | French
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Publisher: Paris : Éditions du Masque, 2012.
ISBN: 9782702436981
Branch Call Number: BIRKE
Characteristics: 430 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hachmeister, Göran 1959-
Alternative Title: 2 dans Berlin

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mimiboum Nov 12, 2013

Si vous avez aimé la Trilogie berlinoise de Philip Kerr, ce roman est pour vous. Bien que pas aussi intéressante que l'histoire de l'Allemagne hitlérienne interprétée par Kerr-- son personnage Bernie Gunther est inclassable-- l'aventure berlinoise que nous trace les deux auteurs historiens est tout de même captivante. Haas, qui a réussi à s'enfuir d'un camp de concentration, poursuit ses voisins d'immeuble pour savoir qui l'aurait dénoncé, alors que Kalterer, qui a quitté les services de renseignement de la SS, réintègre la police berlinoise pour enquêter sur une affaire dans laquelle Haas est impliqué. L'un veut se venger, l'autre se racheter. Et entre les deux, aucun pardon possible. L'image capturée d'un Berlin en fin de guerre apocalyptique est saisissante.

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loudem
Nov 16, 2012

Wow! What a trip that was. Imagine, a police thriller with a war background. And not any fictitious war: War War ll. The real thing as lived by the people inside Berlin at the close of the war. Their daily lives. At first it’s the police story that’s in the forefront. The little intrigue of catching a murderer. In the end this unravels into something quite surprising. The end of the novel shifts purely into the ugliness of Berlin being bombarded, the city being leveled to rubbles. I think we’re witnessing here what really happen in 1945, at the end of the war. People living in basements. Air raids. Bombs falling everywhere. Streets filled with mountains of debris. Death everywhere. Reading this is almost unbearable. At last the end comes. And with the main character trying to escape the Russians, claiming innocence we have an epilogue, after the war, that puts a smile on your face. Business as usual. A good read, Tough sometime, but gives you the sense that you’ve been there and don’t want to relive this nightmare. I would place it in the category of historical novels with a little intrigue to spice things up, keeping things interesting. Well done.

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