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The One from the Other by Philip Kerr
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Jul 02, 2010

it was amazing
Read in July, 2010

I've read all the Bernie Gunther books and out of order. no matter, some details aside, I think that i have pieced the story together and enjoyed every page I read.

The usual labyrinthine plot, with great twist and turns. Brill hardboiled dialogue (loved Bernie's assessment of American beer as 'fortified mineral water'!!!), a femme fatale, a mass of amorality and immorality for our own (compromised) hero to navigate. You know it's not going to go well when it opens in a litle Bavarian town called Dachau....

Disturbing, violent, relentless and provoking. Kerr shows the worst of us, and how life goes on. Well researched, and never deadened by the historical points, and convincingly told. Recommended. But not for bedtime reading - way too frightening!

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