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Wer blinzelt, hat Angst vor dem Tod

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  367 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Den som blinker er bange for døden fortæller den selvbiografiske historie om et enebarn, som ikke bliver født ind i verden men ud af den, og som vokser op med sin skizofrene, tyske mor og tvangsneurotiske, danske far i 1960’ernes Nykøbing Falster: Danmarks røvhul.

Barndommen er hjemsøgt af fortidens spøgelser: En altdominerende mor, som har fået Jernkorset og lever med min
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Paperback, 168 pages
Published February 18th 2009 by Suhrkamp Taschenbücher (first published 2006)
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Haunt
Questo libro è la biografia di Knud Romer o meglio della sua famiglia. Tedesco in Danimarca, Knud Romer e soprattutto la madre hanno a lungo subito il razzismo da parte di chi omologava ancora - nei sixties - tutti i tedeschi con il loro passato di guerrafondai, nazisti e persecutori. Peccato che il titolo sia ingannevole e buona parte del libro parli dei nonni, degli zii e delle zie del piccolo Knud. Non che sia sbagliato, ma a leggere la quarta di copertina sembra un libro più incentarto su un ...more
Mark Staniforth
I don't mind admitting, I was initially drawn to Knud Romer's Nothing But Fear after learning of the author's starring role in Lars Von Trier's eccentric and controversial 1998 movie, The Idiots.
Romer's debut novel couldn't be more different. While 'The Idiots' was brash, crass and brilliant in a wholly unorthodox kind of way, 'Nothing To Fear' is a lovely, tender little book which weaves its tale of post-War strife in a small Danish town with rare subtlety.
In this autobiographical novel, Romer
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Renée Damstra
Geen bijzonder proza, wel een aardig verhaal. Leefde vooral mee met opa die zo z´n best deed met de buslijn. En erg jammer dat ze in dat voorop lopende Denemarken na de WO II Duitsers zo behandelden. Ik kon de universele thema´s wel herkennen maar hadden wat mij betreft meer mogen uitgewerkt of boven het particuliere uitgetild voor dit boek om er echt toe te doen.
M M
Knud Romer's Nothing But Fear is a thinly-veiled fictionalised autobiography. His mother is German and reviled for that fact in the little Danish village he lives. The hatred of the locals extends to his entire family. His relatives will have no truck with his father or mother. His schoolmates torture him. His mother, a generally sunny personality, has a darker emotional side. His father, a simple, methodical and socially awkward man, isolates himself in response to the antipathy of the villager ...more
Ana Petrina
This book was very hyped in Denmark and recieved a lot of prices, so my expectations were quite big. But I must admit, that I couldn't feel the emotions nor the silent horror, this book was supposed to provoque.

The book tells the story of a danish boy, trapped in a small town in Denmark. The boy is half german, half dane and in a post second world war Denmark, that is not a very good combination. To say it mildly, he does not get treated very nice, nor does he or his parents feel welcome anywher
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Tilde
En lille beretning om at vokse op i et tyskerhadende provinssamfund krydret med beskrivelser af hovedpersonens forældres og bedsteforældres liv. Jeg er ikke synderligt begejstret for romanen. Hurtigt læst og hurtigt glemt er min umiddelbare dom.

Decideret irriteret blev jeg af skrivestilen. Alt er skrevet i en form for generaliseret datid, så det virker som generelle beskrivelser ala "til jul gjorde vi det og det" indtil der pludselig kommer et par meget specifikke detaljer (stadig i samme sprog
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Søren Køhler
Velskrevet og barsk, men ak så kort. Mange af bogens små fortællinger kunne have fyldt en hel roman i sig selv, men bliver afviklet på et par sider helt uden scener og dialog. Man sidder tilbage med følelsen af at have læst en skitse til en meget længere og bedre bog.
Camilla
Not horrible, We've been reading analysing the prejudice and cruelty of small local communities. It's alright, not all that interesting but it is a nice perspective.
Dos
Okay book...
Malene Hald
Hip hurra for en bog der kan sætte gang i de små avi­ser i lille Dan­mark, og hvor fedt at nogen tør skri­ver så ondt, sandt eller ej. Jeg er selv fra en lille by, så jeg kan da godt gen­kende noget af det (en del af det), men min per­son­lige opfat­telse af men­ne­sker er, at de ikke behø­ver være fra provin­sen for at være stupide.

Jeg vil dog mene, at de Gyldne Lau­bær er fuldt fortjent – jeg var i hvert fald under­holdt fra før­ste til sid­ste side.
Ulrik Høyer Kold
Dette er ikke en feel good-fortælling.
Maria
Et forjaget sprog i en forjaget bog. Trods det, synes jeg, at var der for mange gentagelser. Persongalleriet kunne have gjort det til en god fortælling, men der mangler for meget. Historien var dog trods alt gribende, og jeg giver den derfor to stjerner.
Karen Ravn
We had to read it for school (a long time ago), so I don't really have it anymore (neither do I really want to buy it). The book was fine, but the author is a damn liar (that's what you get from autobiographies) and I dislike that when you write about your own life. Shame on you.
Nadine
Je ne l'ai pas fini. J'ai trouvé l'histoire très confuse, ça repart en avant et en arrière, on ne sait pas à quelle période on est (1940 ou 1972?).
Dommage, étant moi-même moitié allemande et vivant au Danemark, ça m'avait l'air intéressant. Je crois qu'il a plu à ma mère.
Rebekka Steg
Knud Romers "Den som blinker er bange for doden" gjorde et dybt indtryk paa mig. Den beskriver et realistisk samfunder og giver et akkurat billede af hvor snaeversynede og indskraenkede vores samfund er mange steder. Fascinerende, men ogsaa rimelig deprimerende.
Susanne
Apr 09, 2008 Susanne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who read Danish and understand a little bit of German
Recommended to Susanne by: føtex
a fantastic book for me as a German, because 10 % of it is actually written in German. plus it tells you a lot about the time during and after WWII, and the tragic fates of some very nice characters. i loved it, every single chapter.
Hanna
Vaikeuksien kautta voitoon, voisi sanoa. Erityisen sykäyttää oli lopussa Knudin kyky irtautua siitä tuskasta ja ahdistuksesta, jonka hänelle perheeseensä kohdistunut avoin halveksunta oli mukanaan tuonut.
Christian Hede
God (og kort) bog der fortæller om hvordan det er at være halvtysker der vokser op i provinsen i efterkrigstidens DK
Klara
Due to being a school-book, I'm quite impressed.
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