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3.52  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,625 Ratings  ·  287 Reviews
Four childhood friends, Kris, Tamara, Wolf, and Frauke, are a disaffected bunch of losers going nowhere. Then during one drunken night, they come up with an idea - they will set up an agency that, for a fat fee, apologises for all the wrongs in the world. The agency, which they call SORRY, becomes a runaway success.
Hardcover, 325 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Blue Door (first published January 1st 2009)
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karen
Oct 07, 2011 karen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: icky-sex
sorry, no.

but the people that froth over The Girl With the Dragon Tattoowill likely find something to appreciate here. this has all the same over-the-top violence and sexual abuse coupled with characters i can't seem to give a damn for with many branching storylines that eventually converge in a way that seems overplotted.

so, very reminiscent of that book, to which i gave three stars, but which the more i think about, the less i actually feel it deserves. violence doesn't bother me - i am one of
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Franco  Santos
Dec 12, 2015 Franco Santos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Por dónde comenzar. Por dónde podría empezar a escribir sobre un libro que destruyó la sinapsis de mi mente, que invadió mis venas, que llenó de locura la parte más cuerda de mi alma. Que luchó contra el fuerte que protegía mi vulnerabilidad, y que ganó. Trato de hacerme entender a través de palabras huecas. Mi mirada vaga por el aire, esforzándose por encontrar la combinación de letras justa para darles una muestra de lo que me está pasando.

Y no la encuentro. No sé expresarme.

Quizá lo que supe
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Lance Greenfield
Mar 08, 2013 Lance Greenfield rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever felt sympathy for a murderer?

What? Never?

Do you really believe that it would be impossible for you generate such feelings?

Well, read Sorry and you may change your mind!

Don't get me wrong. This story is dark, and sinister, and horrific. But it certainly challenged my own vIews and values.

Initially, the narration is confusing. The chapters flip between the main characters of the book. The narration also flips from first person singular to third person singular and back again, and th
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Mish
Kris felt he was treated unfairly by his employer and then later wrongfully dismissed from his job, but instead of seeking revenge he comes up with a plan to form an agency called ‘Sorry’ along with his friend Frauke, Tamara and brother Wolf. The agency is hired out, and is spokes person on behalf of companies who wish to apologise to their employees whom have felt wrongfully done by. They bought a house in an isolated county side and their venture was thriving. Until one day Wolf set out on his ...more
Lennongirl
First of all: I doubt Drvenkar is for everybody. His writing (narrative) style is probably something you either love or hate. I for once love it. Either way, what we can agree on: It's something very different.

So here are the things you might want to know about Sorry (don't say I didn't warn you). It has multiple narrators. And different point of views. There's all of it: First person POV, second person POV (Drvenkar does that brilliantly, his other most brilliant Thriller Du is written complete
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Eduardo Dayan
Jan 12, 2016 Eduardo Dayan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Que buen thriller!!!! No lo puedes soltar. Excelente lectura con un tema muy fuerte.... Lo recomiendo ampliamente.
Rich Stoehr
Sep 19, 2011 Rich Stoehr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amazon-vine
There's a saying that applies here: "Nothing good ever comes for free." Zoran Drvenkar's thriller novel Sorry is a nearly ideal illustration of this idea.

It's a deceptively simple yet compelling idea...the sort of thing that sounds brilliant when you're drunk and hanging out with your friends. And that's exactly what happens at the outset of Sorry. Old friends Kris, Frauke, Wolf, and Tamara each seem lost on their own, but one night they have an idea. Just a spark, but it catches and within a f
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CuteBadger
Feb 05, 2012 CuteBadger rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Majo
Esta noche terminé de leer "Sorry" de Zoran Drvenkar.
Por ahora, necesito darme un respiro. Ver que la vida sigue igual.
Necesito saber que todo eso fué irreal.
Sólo diré que 5 estrellas es poco, poco para semejante trabajo.
Prometo que haré un review.
Sí.
Milly Cohen
Dec 13, 2015 Milly Cohen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Es la primera vez que leo novela negra...y la última!!
Es demasiada la adrenalina, la emoción, el suspenso.
Cada pausa, me desgarraba.
Es como si estuvieras en el cine viendo una buen película y tuvieras que ir al baño cada veinte minutos.
De todas maneras, no creo tener que leer otra novela negra. ¿Para qué?
Ya he leído la mejor!!!!!!!!!!
(gracias Franco, excelente, excelente lectura)
Laura
Jun 13, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Increiblemente bueno. Roza la perfección... 9,5
Esa narración en 2ª persona hace que te metas en la novela y seas el protagonista principal. Chapò!
Francis
Aug 26, 2014 Francis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites-books
Sorrry, sorry, sorry, sorry...

Esta novela me ha tenido e vilo desde la primera a la última página. No he podido dejar de leerlo hasta que lo he terminado. Un thriller psicológico de alta calidad, una novela apasionante e inteligentemente escrita.

Magistralmente escrita y formalmente muy bien estructurada sabe dar al lector lo que necesita en cada momento.

Después de haber leído "Tú" (del mismo autor) me doy cuenta que es un maestro de la morfología y la sictácsis. Juega con el cambio de personas c
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Mi Camino Blanco
Mar 21, 2014 Mi Camino Blanco rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
Hacía tiempo que no leía un libro que me dejaba tan mal sabor de boca.

Por una parte la lectura se me ha hecho muy farragosa. No tengo nada en contra de las técnicas innovadoras en cuestión de narración, pero al igual que en la elección de nombres por parte de algunos padres "modernos", en las que por tratar de ser originales y épatar al vecino, se pasan de vuelta y acaban con elecciones desafortunadas que van a sufrir toda la vida sus retoños, en algunos casos, da la sensación de que algunos au
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Chip
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Neïra Neïra
Dec 18, 2015 Neïra Neïra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uau. Menuda historia. Me ha encantado, me ha mantenido en vilo de principio a fin.
A destacar la innovadora forma de narrar, en la cual el autor intercala episodios en tercera persona, con otros en primera e incluso en segunda. Me ha parecido un modo brillante de meterse en la cabeza del asesino.
No le pongo el cinco porque la idea de la empresa Sorry me fascinó y creo que después de una idea tan original el autor podía haber desarrollado un poco más de trama en ese sentido.
Increíble la profundiz
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herznah
Apr 07, 2016 herznah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Nachdem mich "Still" so einmal komplett vom Hocker gehauen hat, war klar: Ich muss alles von Zoran Drvenkar lesen. Jedenfalls das, was er für die Erwachsenen geschrieben hat. Bekannt und ausgezeichnet wurde er nämlich für Kinderbücher, die er unter einem Pseudonym schrieb. Ich gebe zu, nach "Still" waren meine Erwartungen an Zoran groß, aber: Er hat mich nicht enttäuscht. Hatte ich aber auch ehrlich nicht geglaubt.

Darum gehts: Vier junge Menschen gründen eine Agentur. Sorry. Eine Agentur, die si
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Javier de la Peña Ontanaya
Un interesante thriller, con todos los elementos del cine de suspense y tramas enrevesadas. Quizá por eso no sea muy amigo de la novela negra, más concretamente la contemporánea, que parece cortada por el mismo patrón. Y si afinamos más, la novela negra de Europa central y del norte. En muchos aspectos me ha recordado a la saga Millennium (como paradigma de la novela negra nórdica), con tipos sádicos, paisajes urbanos burgueses, protagonistas de clase media-alta y una sociedad ejemplar que escon ...more
Denise
Oct 19, 2011 Denise rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.0 out of 5 stars SORRY - this was not for me.

This suspense thriller about four disaffected friends whose unique business venture goes dreadfully wrong was not for me. I would call it a complicated mess. As a device, the author used shifting points of view throughout the narrative as well as all different voices (first, second and third person) alternatively so that the reader was often confused. Not only that, but there were also backward and forward movements in time so that any sense of an u
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Kirsty
Apr 14, 2012 Kirsty rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-review-copy
My first thought when closing the final pages of this book was "WOW!” I haven't read a thriller recently that packs quite as much of a punch as this one. It tells the story of a group of four friends who decide to go into business together with a new, original idea. They set up an agency to say 'sorry' on behalf of their clients - the idea is that big businesses don't want the embarrassment of having to admit in person that they're wrong, so our protagonists do it for them, for a fee. All is goi ...more
Tegghiaio
Si pudiera puntuar con decimales, en mi opinión este libro probablemente sería merecedor de un 2,50 o un 2,75; pero si he podido vivir con el hecho de haberle dado 3/5 a "Los hombres que no amaban a las mujeres" a pesar de lo mucho que me aburrió la primera mitad, no voy a empezar a darle importancia a eso ahora.

Si bien el libro me resultó entretenido y no puedo decir que en algún momento me haya costado avanzar con la lectura, mi problema con esta historia es que es digna de cualquier película
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ABookFiend
Nov 12, 2011 ABookFiend rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Four young friends come up with an idea - make apologies for a living. Their business takes off and they are living the good life until a killer client comes along. This isn't your average thriller as the reader is introduced to "you." "You" have nailed a woman to the wall and "you" want to employ these friends to apologize for her death. Great.

I found this novel to be highly original and although I did not love all of it; I was compelled to read on. The jumbled time line, the switching between
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Teagan C.
For the first quarter of the book I was a bit confused, and for the first third I found the writing style to be really pretentious but that petered out with the more that I read. As the story unravelled it became a bit more easy to read. The book had a good concept to begin with but many of the things the characters did I found questionable enough even with the characters personalities to bring me out of the story. The writing style and ideas within the novel were interesting enough that I may g ...more
AdiTurbo
Aug 31, 2015 AdiTurbo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Giving up at - 35%. Can't stand any of the characters, and none of them interest me in any way. Most of the plot till now was completely implausible and very poorly explained. There are no psychological motives to anything any of the characters does, and frankly, this book has an atmosphere that disgusts and repels me. Sorry, not for me.
Linda
Jan 22, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
People are incredibly bad at apologizing. We don't know what to say or do to help our "victim" feel better. Kris Marrer is irritated by this and, after being laid off from his job (with his boss incapable of apologizing "correctly"), Kris decides to start a company devoted to apologizing. He draws his brother, Wolf, and two friends Frauke and Tamara in and before long they are nearly swamped with work.

Their advertisement reads

SORRY

WE ENSURE THAT NOTHING
EMBARRASSES YOU ANY MORE.
SLIPS, MISUNDERST
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Marina Gareis
Jan 16, 2016 Marina Gareis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
Original, original a más no dar...
Alexandra Nunney
Nov 08, 2015 Alexandra Nunney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like dark thrillers then let me recommend 'Sorry'.
Four friends start an agency that basically goes around apologising on behalf of their clients, but when their next client turns out to be a killer things start to go very wrong for them.
A wonderfully woven story that genuinely gave me the creeps. It reminded me, in feel not so much in story, of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The reason it's a 4 and not a 5 for me is that in the beginning things were a little confused and jumbled. I think
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Nama NayaShinigamiKyo
OH GOD ! oh God please ! But sorry SORRY, NO !! why am i even apologizing !!
I have never read such an irritating and disturbing book that it is NOT as dark as it seems !
Why this even should be categorized as a thriller? This was just a horrible book to read and the fact that I spent almost a month reading it deeply hurts because of how much I was too drowsy to flip the pages right to the end; it was like i am forcing myself to end this whole inconvenient boring story line with poor story-tellin
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Wendy Hines
Four friends are having a rough time of it. Frauke's mom has been committed to an asylum and since her father can't sleep alone, he relies on Frauke to retain his sanity. Wolf is heartbroken and filled with grief; the woman he loved overdosed and died. Kris is a journalist but was fired and Tamara lives with the guilt of giving custody of her daughter Jenna to her ex-lover, and the fact that she is a terrible mother in her own mind.

One evening when they are hanging out, they come up with the ide
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Dan
Feb 01, 2012 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unapologetically thrilling
Who is “you” and who is “I?”

Figuring that out is part of the entertainment in this gripping and slippery, grisly thriller that keeps convoluting reality with its use of language and shifting points of view.

But stick with it and try to keep up as time and narrator change. It’ll be worth it. “Sorry” is that kind of a novel that will stay buried in your head for a long time to come.

A literary trickster, Drvenkar is best at manipulation. He’s a master of control and sometim
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Kathy Davie
May 11, 2013 Kathy Davie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Drvenkar claims this is a thriller; in my book, this was more of a horror story!

My Take
This was godawful horrible. I'll give Sorry a "5" for the concept behind it and for the mechanics of the writing which was very good as well as the high level of horror, but Drvenkar kept it all so vague that I was never sure what was happening---a "2" in my book which averages out to a "3.5".

I suspect the vagueness is necessary for part of the story---the part that holds back the identity of the murderer. But
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Zoran Drvenkar was born in Križevci in Croatia in 1967 and moved to Berlin with his parents at the age of three. He has been a writer since 1989, and his novels, poems, plays and short stories have won him numerous awards and prizes. Zoran Drvenkar currently still lives in Berlin.
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“In the darkness of your thoughts I would like to be a light.” 5 likes
“In the winter you could see them sitting on the benches by the war memorial. The cold couldn't touch them in those days. They drank mulled wine from thermos flasks and smoked their cigarettes hastily, as if they might warm them up. Tamara doesn't know when the cold took hold of them. They feel it much more quickly now, the whine more, and if anyone asks them why, they reply that the world is getting colder and colder. They could also answer that they'd got older, but that would be too honest, you don't say that until you're forty and you can look back. In your late twenties you go through your very private climate disaster and hope for better times.” 2 likes
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