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Komm, süßer Tod (Brenner #3)

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Brenner hat genug vom Dasein als Privatdetektiv. Und weil die Gelegenheit günstig war, hat er den Job bei den Rettungsfahrern angenommen. Mit Dienstwohnung, Pensionsanspruch und allem. Aber einmal Detektiv, immer Detektiv. Dem kommst nicht aus. Und als ihn der Junior dann angeredet hat, er soll herausfinden, wieso die Rettungsbündler den Funk von den Kreuzrettern abhören ...more
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Published 1998 by Rowohlt
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Lammoth
Mar 15, 2016 Lammoth rated it really liked it
Както знаете почти всички известни композитори са родени в Австрия. Или са работили в Австрия. Или поне са пили кафе там, по дяволите!
Но най-голямото постижение на австрийците, както вероятно сте чували, е, че те са накарали света да повярва, че Хитлер е немец, а Бетховен - австриец.

Малко е странно, че за тази алпийска страна, в която са творили писатели като Кафка, Цвайг и Йозеф Рот, съм избрал точно Волф Хаас като австрийски съвременен представител в моето евро-книго-пътуване. Но наистина Хаа
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Reinhold
Nov 13, 2009 Reinhold rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime, comedy
Gewaltiger Wortwitz

Wolf Haas ist ein sehr eigenwilliger Schriftsteller oder besser, er hat einen sehr eigenwilligen Stil. So wie er schreibt kein anderer und das spaltet auch die Leserschaft. Die eine Hälfte findet seine Art zu schreiben großartig, weil abseits von allem anderen. Die Sprache nahe am Dialekt mit viel bissigem Humor. Die andere Hälfte findet ihn zum Kotzen. Vor allem weil unter seinem Schreibstil Charaktere und deren Entwicklung ebenso leiden wie Handlung und Plot. Oft schweift Ha
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Tony
For some reason the "Brenner" series from Austria is becoming available in English out of sequence. I previously enjoyed the chronological seventh (Brenner and God), I couldn't help but feel like there was quite a lot of backstory I was missing. This one is the third in the series, and fills in some of it -- although I had the continual niggling feeling that there were more hidden depths to the character I wasn't getting. In many series, this wouldn't matter, but the Brenner stories are filtered ...more
Andrea
Nov 01, 2010 Andrea rated it really liked it
Shelves: krimi
Der beste der Haas-Krimis.
Philipp
Jan 27, 2015 Philipp rated it liked it
Shelves: crime, austria
Quite nice, an unknown narrator with a penchant for going off on tangents and a very dry humor tells a noir crime story set between two ambulance companies in Vienna, with some murder, close escapes, confusing theories, set-ups, and of course, the "detective" gets beaten up constantly.
Kathryn
Feb 20, 2011 Kathryn rated it liked it
Shelves: german-books
Full of black humour, as befits the ambulance service where the action is set, this is not your usual crime novel or lead detective. Wolf Haas' detective, Brenner, has left the police service and is now an ambulance driver in Vienna. Tasked by his boss to investigate why one of their competitors always seems to arrive at the scene of an accident before them, he gets drawn into investigating the seemingly-unrelated murders of one of his co-workers and a couple who were shot. It's an irreverent an ...more
Vontel
Jan 15, 2016 Vontel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A most interesting mystery/detective story, translated from this Austrian author. Will be worth reading others in the series. I had read an earlier Brenner mystery(the Bone Man) before GR, and hadn't made the connection.
Steffi Iron
Was der Haas so alles geschickt in einen Satz schiebt! So hinterfotzig! Grandios. "Und so gesehen ist Rettungsfahrer schon ein interessanter Beruf, weil du lernst etwas über die Menschen. Du hörst dir die Leier von den alten Leuten an, und sie erzählen dir hundertmal jedes Detail ihrer höchstpersönlichen Kränkung. Als wär das Leben dazu da, daß es sich für jeden eine eigene Kränkung ausdenkt." Seinen Schreibstil mag bestimmt nicht ein jeder, die direkte Ansprache an den Leser, fast schon Merkzei ...more
Mark
Jun 23, 2016 Mark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charmingly chatty narration, gritty and violent story. Complex plotting too.
Outis
Jan 03, 2011 Outis rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
Nach den ersten paar Seiten war ich doch recht amüsiert über den sehr ungewöhnlichen Schreibstil. Zwischendrin hat mich der aber manchmal etwas genervt. Da waren einfach ein paar Verben zu viel, die fehlten. Trotzdem konnte ich mich damit gut anfreunden. Die Story ist überraschend komplex (hätte man dem Schreibstil nach nicht wirklich vermutet) und die einzelnen Charaktere gut ausgearbeitet; selbst die Nebencharaktere. Ich glaube nur, der Stil ist eine Sache, die man entweder mag oder hasst. Und ...more
Newcastle
May 05, 2016 Newcastle rated it really liked it
Haas eben. Vielleicht nicht das beste, allerdings immer unterhaltsam.
Kelly Macfarlane
The story itself was interesting, but the translation was very off-putting. It read more like translationese rather than natural ("A of all .... and B of all.." isn't English and I imagine isn't German either, despite appearing 3 or 4 times in the text). I spent much of the time noticing the translation rather then the story.

It might be interesting to try it again, but in German, to see if the story works better in its natural state.
Mike Harper
I wonder how Hiaasen can call author Wolf Haas "the real deal?" Maybe he reads Haas' novels in the original German, because the translation is just awful. For a while I found the strange grammar sort of funny, but after a hundred pages, it was simply annoying.
The plot development is better, but still not up to the standard of a good crime novel. The characters are one-dimensional and uninteresting.
Still, I finished it!
Neva
Oct 19, 2015 Neva rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: translated-by-me
Чудна книга. Смешна и сериозна едновременно. Умно литературна, което не личи под адската корица. Беше ми много интересна и ми достави голямо удоволствие да работя по нея с Крис. Жалко, че мина незабелязана и издателството не направи нищо за нея.
Judy LeBlanc
Jul 23, 2014 Judy LeBlanc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quirky, different, by the time I got to liking the style, I was almost finished the book. A good summer read. May pick up the earlier books.
Stefanie Tydén
Jul 29, 2011 Stefanie Tydén rated it it was ok
Naja.... abgesehen von der saloppen Sprache, die nicht mein Geschmack ist, fand ich auch die Story recht schwach. Wem's gefällt....
Moloch
Ambientazione originale, ma malamente sfruttata: trama noiosa.

Original setting, but uninteresting plot.
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WOLF HAAS was born in 1960 in the Austrian province of Salzburg. He is the author of eight books in the bestselling Detective Brenner mystery series, three volumes of which have been made into popular German-language films. Among other prizes, the Brenner books have been awarded the German thriller prize and the 2004 Literature Prize from the City of Vienna.
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