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The Quartet
François Emmanuel
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The Quartet

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Published (first published 2000)
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Jun 27, 2016 rated it liked it
I wish I could give this four stars, but the character responsible for the big reveal isn't fleshed out and has little motivation for his actions, which poses too much of a problem. However, the premise is stunning, and the actual Nazi letter of 1942, translated and presented in the book, is worth the price of admission.

As usual, I came to the book through a film adaptation. The somewhat obscure Heartbeat Detector (Nicolas Klotz, 2007) is based on this obscure little book. Presented differently
Debbie Robson
Mar 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a disturbing book that is and isn't about the holocaust. Emmanuel cleverly uses the callousness of big business to add to the tension and to give the feeling that some things just never really go away. Because of its size it is a very sparse book but characters are depicted quite ingeniously and the feeling of being trapped and manipulated is very convincing. I just felt that towards the end I didn't put the puzzle together as well as Simon did. ...more
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