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March Violets by Philip Kerr
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Aug 16, 2017

liked it

Good enough that I'll probably continue on to others in the series, where I'm wondering if the style and character may smooth out a bit. More than the detecting itself, I found the world -- Berlin in 1936 -- the reason to keep reading. Most people are doing their normal business, with Bernie Gunther making a living tracking down people who have disappeared (usually thanks to the Nazis). Sometimes Kerr goes just a little too far, like when he sends Bernie to the Olympic Games...but hey, it's still mostly a fun read with occasional jolts out of the text thanks to a touch of period language or attitudes. (Will Bernie ever look at a woman without either thinking of sleeping with her or describing her as matronly? But, I guess that's the style of this genre.)

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Reading Progress

August 5, 2017 – Started Reading
August 16, 2017 – Shelved
August 16, 2017 – Finished Reading

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