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The Adventures of a Bed Salesman: A Novel

3.11  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
This picaresque tale of a sexually voracious bed salesman whose life is dominated by his adventures with women opens in l962 as thirty-year-old Heinrich Hampel crosses the Berlin Wall leaving the West for East. This is not a political gesture but a desperate attempt to escape debt and the sexual mayhem caused by his bold selling techniques. Charming his way into the hearts ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published March 19th 2003 by Picador (first published 2000)
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Simon newson
Jun 08, 2012 Simon newson rated it liked it
reviewers found him a 'likeable rogue'or a 'scoundrel' I had no sympathy for him. The switching of timescales with no helpful dates was quite confusing. Social history was interesting, particularly the war years from a German perspective.
Thomas
Feb 06, 2013 Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Geniales Buch über einen genialen Filou, der dann doch am Ende ist,nicht mehr weiterkommt, athmosphärisch dicht mit echten Typen und einer sehr persönlichen Sichtaufden Kalten Krieg von jemanden , der nicht nirgendwo zu Hause war, mit hohem Kann-Nicht-Aufhören-zu-lesen Faktor
Rob De Bruyn
Mar 23, 2015 Rob De Bruyn rated it did not like it
Gestopt met lezen. Verhaal op achterflap spreekt aan, maar schrijfstijl op de eerste pagina's niet doorheen te komen.
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Aug 31, 2013 Robert Hoogstad rated it really liked it
Prachtig geschreven verhaal over een bedrieger, met als thema dat je niet ongestraft steeds maar opnieuw kunt beginnen.
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