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2.52  ·  Rating details ·  148 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
It had been a normal day at work. Monika was locking up, ready to head home, when the man arrived. She didn't even see his fist until it was far too late...

Bundled into a car, tied up and taken in darkness to an old mill in the thick of a forest, she has been flung into a bunker. It is only now, as time passes and she sees her attacker in the light, that she notices the s
Paperback, 122 pages
Published 2009 by Nautilus
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Armin Hennig
Oct 13, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dl-2000ff
Als Hörbuch praktisch unverdaulich, musste mir die gedruckte Fassung besorgen, um einigermaßen durchzusteigen. Es gibt drei Erzählebenen mit zugehörigen Schrifttypen und streckenweise keine Chronologie.
Mit dem Voyeur und dem depperten Außenseiter werden zwei Motive wieder bearbeitet, die es auch im Erfolgsbuch Tannöd gibt. Ansonsten übelste Zeilendrescherei als hätte der Markt jedes Jahr ein Büchel von Frau Schenkel nötig.Die Story steht im Klappentext, beim Lesen erfährt man, dass Entführer Dim
Aug 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
Eines der schlechtesten Bücher, die ich seit langem gelesen habe.
Der Perspektivenwechsel ist anfangs verwirrend, später nervig. Die Innensichten der Figuren sind weder tiefgründig noch ziehen sie den Leser in ihren Bann. Die Handlung ist, gelidne gesagt, dämlich, zuweilen unlogisch und unverständlich. Die Autorin versucht krmapfhaft, Spannung zu erzeugen, was ihr nicht annähernd gelingt. Ich muss jetzt meine Meinung über "Tannöd" ändern - im Vergleich zu diesem Geschreibsel war das nobelpreisve
Bill Lawrence
Sep 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction
I've read all three Schenkel books published in the UK to date and enjoyed them all. The detail was disturbing and fascinating and the juxtaposition of alternate points of view creates different feelings and senses of the two key characters and their interpretation of what is happening. It maybe thin, but there are hidden depths.
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I really don't know what to say about this one. It's difficult to sun it up but if I don't do it now, I never will. Although it's not my number one genre I really like crime/thriller type novels. This one never really captured me though. I found the set up confusing. There was too much being told in too short an amount of time. The more I read, the more confused I got. I realise this book is a translation from Ger
You could not, ever, accuse Andrea Maria Schenkel of wordiness. Her books are masterpieces of succinct, pointed fiction, leaving a lot to the readers imagination, conclusion or simply confusion. Which is part of what I love about these books - that feeling, when finished reading, that you might just not have the whole picture. That there are things that you may have to think about, that not everything is black and white, and that the grey is often very dark, very cloudy, very textured grey.

Donna Henderson
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! I honestly get bored with the countless thriller books on the shelves that seem to offer several linking and twisting subplots that all tie up neatly at the end. This book follows a different structure in that it is told from three viewpoints - the hero's, the villain's and the description of the present day / situation. It took a while to work out where the story was headed to begin with because of this, but after half way thorugh it finally clicked and I thought it ingenious ...more
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
I have a somewhat conflicted feeling about Bunker. Being a thriller, it wasn't very thrilling. There wasn't much to hold one's breath onto. The book just unfolded in a rather laconic manner, leaving behind annoying trails of confusion.

The charaters were very poor as well. The protagonist, being a woman who has been abducted by a stranger, behaved in a completely irrational matter which did not help me sympathetise with her. The abductor in return, was slightly more sympathisable but still a very
May 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
Das Buch mag zum Lesen recht angenehm sein, da dann der Perspektivenwechsel vielleicht besser gelöst ist. Wobei, eigentlich sollte dies auch beim Hörbuch kein Problem sein, werden die Passagen doch von verschiedenen Personen gelesen. Aber das ist anstrengend und fordert die volle Aufmerksamkeit des Zuhörenden. Wenn dann auch noch Frau Sawatzki anfängt "Wienerisch" zu parlieren ehwieso. Gehörte das zum Konzept? Mich hat es immer wieder irritiert. Dazu noch die Vielschichtigkeit der Handlung zu fo ...more
Sep 06, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found this very hard to follow, and the storyline was unfulfilling. I kept on waiting for the plot to thicken, or at least begin to unravel, which it did in a very confusing manner! The more I read, the more sluggishly the book seemed to move, and the more confusing it all became.
I didn't find myself becoming interested in either of the main characters; perhaps the book is better in German, as I know it has been translated, but I felt that the writing was very simple, and that the characters
Janne Paananen
Schenkel tarjoaa aiempien kirjojensa tapaan kurkistuksen ihmisen synkempään puoleen. Bunkkeri on kidnapatun ja kidnappaajan välinen psykologinen vuoropuhelu, jota värittää väkivalta ja pakokauhu. Tapahtumia viedään eteenpäin kummankin toimiessa vuorotellen kertojaäänenä. Tämä pään sisältä toiseen hyppääminen toimii tehokkaasti. Tapahtumia ja taustoja paljastetaan pikkuhiljaa ja Schenkel onnistuu pitämään tällä kertaa lukijan mielenkiinnon yllä loppuun asti. Ei tämä Schenkelin esikoisteoksen taso ...more
Jan 30, 2013 rated it liked it
One accepted way to write a "good book" nowadays seems to be to tell the plot kaleidoscope wise. You have the possibility to understand the complete picture only after reading the whole story. Schenkel seems to be one of there writers.

Sometimes it works, sometimes it feels like artificial artistry. This time the story was so simple and the book so short that it did not irritate. I did not like it too much though.

The message of the story was perhaps the old one: "Remember to beat you wife every w
Peter Blom
Mar 04, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
In het nederlands gelezen.
Wel erg mooi geschreven, maar niet echt spannend.
Ook al die dromen (die ik vast behoor te duiden) vindt ik af en toe vermoeiend.
Herlezen op 22 dec 2012. Vorige recentie wat negatief. Mooie opzet met de wisselende perspectieven. En de dromen passen toch mooi bij het verhaal.
Boek eindigt als zijn rol is uitgelegd terwijl zij de hoofdpersoon leek, ietwat onbevredigend.
Vanessa Vallos
Mmmh ... I don't hate it but I don't like it either.

So long, not enough dialogue. We are inside the head of the character but I don't like it inside.

Around the middle I thought I will like it but no. The end was terrible.

Of 100 pages I liked about 10 pages.
I didn't feel anything I was even bored. I fall asleep once ...... in the bus.
Feb 16, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, I found the style of this book hard to follow and a little confusing. It was also kind of boring considering it was supposed to be a thriller. I didn't feel any tension or even care about any of the characters... Overall it just wasn't enough.

Full review here:
Wilde Sky
A woman is held captive in a bunker.

A good idea for a story, as the viewpoints / motivations / thoughts of the kidnapper and kidnapped woman are shown. But the narrative (and writing) was muddled towards the end, some of the actions of the characters didn’t make sense, but this may have been due to the translation.

I rated this 3 but it was really a 2.5.
Katie Mcsweeney
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Brisk read... I loved the multiple POVs and the twists!
Main character was a mean bitch, the sort of 'victim' who isn't really what she seems... Proper story telling with engaging characters. I would have liked a little more fleshing out BUT I can't knock the author's choices.
Tiivistunnelmainen jännäri kidnappauksesta. Kuka on uhri, kuka syyllinen? Tiukat kohtaukset vievät tarinan vauhdilla eteenpäin. Jälkimaku on silti hieman penseä, tarinaan ei ehdi päästä sisälle, kun se jo loppuu, ja liikaa jää avoimeksi.
Sonia Puri
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
excellent novel you all should get a copy........
Sep 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
Very unfulfilling. The more I read, the more uninterested I was.
Jacqueline Jansen
Aug 12, 2011 rated it did not like it
I read it in Dutch and I'm still confused, because I have no idea what this book was about.
Aug 06, 2016 rated it liked it
A hands on criminal thriller books. Quite an interesting plot.
Peter Jowers
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Original story telling. I think it likely that the author must have bad dreams in the wee small hours!
Hans Mastbroek
Aug 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
Read in Dutch.

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