Takis Würger, a journalist for the prestigious "Spiegel" magazine, caused quite a stir when his debut novel was published in Germany, and while this might not be the most challenging text ever written, it is certainly smart, absorbing, and highly entertaining (so hey, literary snobs, just read something else, okay?). This book is okay. Mystery? 117 chapters and so the action is really always moving and we find out a lot about those in the Murder Club and. Throughout much of the book, the reader will feel like everyone knows more than the main character and them and I found the way how certain scenes that we know happened between two chapters are only referred by the characters instead of being in th book was extremely interesting. Perhaps it was lost in the translation just a tiny little bit, or it was just the writing itself, because at times it just didn't seem to run smoothly. Comment on this post with your favorite book and why you think it would be a great choice for The Home Book Club’s next discussion. The protagonist becomes a member who is secretly investigating a crime from the past. Nevertheless, the events themselves are a clear expression of the author's intentions. This is a wonderful book. The English translation (title "The Club") became available March 2019. 182 likes. Goodreads is a social bookmarking tool for books, magazines, and other printed materials. And now on to the list of highest rated books on Goodreads (according to our calculations)! I don't know what to rate this book but my feelings are somewhere between -loving- and -hating- it. A bit weird, but that's what made me think in the novel more than the actual plot. FIND & GET BOOKS • Scan book covers to instantly read reviews and save it on your Want to Read shelf. Until a real live murder lands in their laps. Every character lacks depth, and the ending is abrupt and feels disproportio. I have not read this book yet, but the synopsis sounds very, very similar to James Pattersons "Womens Murder Club" series or "The Sisterhood" series by Fern Michaels. I’m listening to it, with narrator Lesley Manville. The characters are complex and engaging. The translation into English from German was excellent. I wanted to like it... partially because I was at Cambridge while reading it and I liked the feeling that I could imagine the places described in the book more accurately. The four friends—Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim, and Ron—are residents of a posh retirement community. One of my favourites of 2020! Bogdan, the Polish handyman (who kept morphing into Borat in my head!). The characters were mostly well written but you didn't get to know all of them real well. In my opinion the book is worth reading, because it tells a story from different angles, avoids this classical black-and-white story telling and is well written. To make it short: it’s a bit as if Bret Easton Ellis had decided to rewrite The Secret History. Now if you think because they live in a retirement village they are past it, let me disillusion you here and now. Hilarious!!! The Help by Kathryn Stockett. In the book, Hans, an orphan from Lower-Saxony with a humble background, receives a scholarship from his only living relative to attend Cambridge, but there's a catch: He has to solve a crime once committed at the school, and in order to do that, he needs to be accepted into the prestigious Pitt Club (which actually does exist). It features points of view from each of the main characters which keep it dynamic, but at the same time it manages to keep the plot tangle free. I got a little seasick trying to keep up with switching between multiple narrators, but it was a useful tool for showing the r. I read this book very quickly. Throughout much of the book, the reader will feel like everyone knows more than the main charac. While at school Hans got proficient at boxing and as he gets ready to graduate his aunt comes to get him saying she needs help. You can also connect your Kindle account to Goodreads, since they were recently bought by Amazon." It plays with your mind a little the way that people who are supposedly speaking or thinking in English put emphasis on a letter that appears in the German word, or somethings like that. If you've read the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why (this one most of all), or the infamous American Pshycho or the novel Greenwash by Karl Wolfgang Flender (for the descriptions of the perfectly ethical inethical being), you've basically read this book. Spielberg bought the film rights to this one. We have the latest and greatest to the classics come sign up for free. Helping them in their cause is a young PC helping with her first murder investigation and the DS who is actually in charge of the investigation . There was probably one too many strands to the storyline so it didn’t always flow smoothly but it kept my interest throughout and even had me welling up at one point. Yes, please, take my money!). Find a book that fits the category, read it, and check it off the list! Every year, the challenge is composed of (you guessed it!) ️‍♂️. The Pitt Club is for the richest of the richest men/boys. They. “Exit” by Belinda Bauer, “The Postscript Murders” by Elly Griffiths, and now this novel, what a run of good reads!! "Der Club" as the German title is, appeared in 2017 - and became an overnight success. The 900 Club Anthology 2013 Goodreads Giveaway! It's a revenge story but you don't really find out exactly what it's a revenge for until it gets into the story a bit. Celebrity writers can be a hit and miss experience, so it was with trepidation that I approached Richard Osman's quintessentially offbeat British character driven crime fiction debut, but I need not have worried, it's a belter, with its understated charm, humour and wit that beguiles. So, the reason I requested this book is because its summary reminded me of a film I like, Takis Würger, a journalist for the prestigious "Spiegel" magazine, caused quite a stir when his debut novel was published in Germany, and while this might not be the most challenging text ever written, it is certainly smart, absorbing, and highly entertaining (so hey, literary snobs, just read something else, okay?). Goodreads. Most Anticipated Books of 2019 Not From a Series, Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell, New African American Histories and Biographies to Read Now. 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