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The File by Timothy Garton Ash
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Sep 22, 2008

it was ok
Read in September, 2008

The author uses big words and extra long sentences to try and prove how smart he is. He drops names of obscure writers and philosophers into the text assuming that everyone has heard of them. C'mon buddy. I'm reading this book to get an idea of how the Stasi worked in East Germany and how they affected your life personally. It's not to bone up on my obscure European writer trivia, that's for sure.

When he finally gets to the interviews with the former Stasi officers, I found the book very interesting.

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message 1: by J. (new)

J. You don't like the book because of good references and vocabulary?

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