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David's Revenge

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  4 reviews
“Wonderfully terrifying novel from a leading thriller writer.”—Le Monde

When David Ninochvili arrives from war-torn Georgia, the peaceful existence of a schoolteacher’s family in Germany comes to an abrupt end. Christian Kestner has all but forgotten his stay in Tbilisi seven years before under Soviet rule, but when he receives a letter from David announcing his visit, he b
Paperback, 274 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Bitter Lemon Press (first published July 1st 1996)
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PROTAGONIST: Christian Kestner, high school teacher
SETTING: Germany
RATING: 2.75

Christian Kestner is a teacher of German history in high school who at one point visited Tblisi in Georgia, staying with a man named David Ninoshvili and his wife Matassi. Christian and Matassi engaged in some flirting and a bit of petting; ever since, Christian has wondered if the sexual opportunity was set up by David in hopes of blackmailing Christian. It’s seven years later, and David has let Christian know that h
Oh to be scared of the Russians!! A German teacher is visiting a friend in Russia & gets into a compromising situation with friend's wife. From then on, he suspects that this was a "setup" & the Russian's will make him be a spy as they have something on him. The friend visits in Germany & David is never quite sure about any of this. To the very end!! Somewhat amusing, the whole situation.
Aug 21, 2010 Raimund rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone liking psychological thrillers
Shelves: schizophrenia
I like this kind of psychological thriller. The setting is also interesting and realistic. It shows the deep mistrust which can exist between Eastern and Western Europeans.
I have posted a longer review on my blog.
Peter Jakobs
A fascinating story illustrating how easy deep emotions against unknown cultures, old legends and rumours can influence behaviour of modern well educated people. And I like books with vague open ends...
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