La Mort, Entre Autres

La Mort Entre Autres On se souvient de Bernie Gunther l ex commissaire de police devenu d tective priv qui la fin de La Trilogie berlinoise assistait la chute du IIIe Reich conscient de la corruption qui Berlin com

  • Title: La Mort, Entre Autres
  • Author: Philip Kerr
  • ISBN: 9782253128526
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • On se souvient de Bernie Gunther, l ex commissaire de police devenu d tective priv , qui, la fin de La Trilogie berlinoise, assistait la chute du IIIe Reich, conscient de la corruption qui, Berlin comme Vienne, minait le r gime 1949 Bernie vit une passe difficile Sa femme se meurt, et il craint que le matricule SS dont il garde la trace sous le bras ne lui joueOn se souvient de Bernie Gunther, l ex commissaire de police devenu d tective priv , qui, la fin de La Trilogie berlinoise, assistait la chute du IIIe Reich, conscient de la corruption qui, Berlin comme Vienne, minait le r gime 1949 Bernie vit une passe difficile Sa femme se meurt, et il craint que le matricule SS dont il garde la trace sous le bras ne lui joue de sales tours Une cliente affriolante lui demande de retrouver la trace de son poux nazi, et le voici embarqu dans une aventure qui le d passe Tel Philip Marlowe, son alter ego californien, et en d pit de son cynisme, Gunther est une proie facile pour les femmes fatales Atmosph re suffocante, manipulations, et toujours l Histoire qui sous tend habilement la fiction du Philip Kerr en tr s grande forme.

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    1. After a ridiculously long break from writing the Bernie Gunther novels (15 years I think) Philip Kerr returned with possibly his best piece of Chandleresque writing to date.Bernie is a fantastic noir gumshoe; forever down on his luck, somehow always finding himself the subject of affection of countless beautiful women, morally grey at times yet always willing to put it all on the line for the right cause. Not to mention a fantastic voice for narrating a noir story.The hardboiled dialogue in The [...]

    2. Bernie Gunther, private investigator, is the literary heir to Philip Marlowe, and that's a good thing. While the plot in this novel feels a bit contrived, the hardboiled dialog is often fun, and after writing four novels about Bernie Gunther, Kerr knows his main man inside and out. It's the character of Gunther that makes this Chandler-style noir worth reading. He's cynical about religion, amoral when it suits, and German to the core, but he hates Nazis. As a policeman in Berlin before and durin [...]

    3. I like the style of the author, the adventures of the ex german police officer Gunther and all the after the war German setting.Yeah, the plot it`s quite predictable, Bernie looks like a fool sometimes, but for me, hasn`t spoiled the entertainment from this one.

    4. Perhaps the only thing more noir than pre-war Nazi Germany is post-war Germany at the dawn of the Cold War. So it makes sense that ex-cop, ex-SS-member, and full-time cynic Bernie Gunther makes his return in this dark and cynical tale of war criminals, CIA agents, deception, murder, and historical whitewashing.Gunther, a private investigator, has moved to the barely de-Nazified Munich of 1949 to scratch out a living chasing down missing people. There are still millions of vanished people four ye [...]

    5. The fourth Bernie Gunther adventure a long time after the first three novels Kerr wrote. Those three while decent enough show a less likable Gunther than this phase 2 Gunther whose exploits shortly after the war show a post WWII Germany that does not quite fit the general accepted truths. Kerr does quite a decent job in showing That with a major war over the Good guys did not necessarily did win the war. We already do know about the braindrain post World war 2 and how both the Allied forces and [...]

    6. I can remember seeing the name Phillip Kerr a lot in the Nineties, he wrote these technological thrillers which amassed a great deal of publicity, even if they didn’t seem to get huge readership. Well, it seems that Mr Kerr has dropped the technological, and is now writing thrillers set in the past – more specifically, post-war Germany.Setting a detective story in Germany after the war is actually a really good idea, as there are lots of potential clients with great secrets which can then be [...]

    7. The One From the Other: Everybody is out to Get Bernie GuntherLullaby and good night, etc. etc. One of these days I'm gonna finish this review. The KitKat Club is closed. Gute Nacht meine Damen und Herren. Schlafen Sie gut. Süße Träume.

    8. Historical fiction mysteries don't get much better than this. Provides a quick colorful education into the vagaries of Nazi Germany during that time, as well. This is a book you look forward to resuming, as soon as you put it down for a break.

    9. Heard about this author on NPR and became interested in this strange genre of early aftermath of war Germany mystery and thriller literature. I couldn't get the more famous Berlin Noir series by the author at any local bookstores so gave this one a try. I wanted to quit about half way through. The Gunther character is so painfully implausible. The necessity to have the dry sarcasm in almost every exchange is what we might expect from a detective in a Law & Order episode or Han Solo, but seem [...]

    10. All conflicts have at least two sides. Most have more than two and some have elements that are not as clear, are unexpressed, disguised, even unknown to holders and/or observers. Philip Kerr’s “The One From The Other” forces readers who may have long-held beliefs that WWII was fought for clear right vs. wrong reasons and that actions by forces on either side were also clearly right or wrong, to re-examine that belief. That is not to say that readers will or even should reverse their belief [...]

    11. I have an abiding interest in 19th/20th Century German culture and history, and have visited Berlin several times, so I really love Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther books, though I had to have a break after reading the first three. The brutality was too much. But having recently read the first of Richard Evans's magnificent books on the Third Reich, which took the reader up to Hitler's coming to power in 1933, it struck me that Kerr had perfectly captured those turbulent times and the kind of crimin [...]

    12. I recently read the original Bernie Günther Berlin Trilogy ('March Violets’/'The Pale Criminal’/‘A German Requiem’) and concluded that Philip Kerr had saved the best until last, the third book in the trilogy - 'A German Requiem' - is superb.Unlike Bernie Günther fans who read the books on publication, I didn't have to wait 15 years to read number four. I just carried on the next day. So far, with the Bernie Günther series I conclude reading them in quick succession is a good approach, [...]

    13. We have all heard bits and pieces and paraphrases of Reinhold Niebuhr's exhortation: "God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other."" the one from the other." That's the hard part and Kerr examines this conundrum to a fare-thee-well in this novel. There were many organisations, attitudes, platitudes, angers, and nasty tricks that were in play following World [...]

    14. The first three in the series were good. This is better. It's a really good look at one man, an articulate, cynical, realistic man, and his navigation of the perils the aftermath of the second world war presented to Germans, especially those who had, willingly or not, been part of the Nazi Party. Gunther is cynical, but keeps that down and the wise-cracks to a bearable minimum here. Those he does use, are born from desperation at the situation his leaders have left the ordinary person in the st [...]

    15. Philip Kerr's indefatigable detective Bernie Gunther plows on in the aftermath of World War II.Great story telling, interesting characters and an attention to detail that is extraordinary.

    16. Philip Kerr began his writing-career with three impressive novels about German policeman and private investigator Bernie Gunther set around World War II. Then came the intriguing A Philosophical Investigation, but after that he went (or tried to go) commercial, with largely unfortunate and forgettable results. Turning back to Bernie Gunther is a calculated risk, but certainly the re-appearance of this character is more welcome than anything else Kerr might have turned to. A long Prologue set in [...]

    17. Set in post-World War II Germany, The One from the Other brings Bernie Gunther, protagonist of Philip Kerr’s “Berlin Noir” novels, back for another adventure. Bernie is a former Berlin cop (“a bull from the Alex”) who became a PI and then joined the SS (because the Kriminalpolizei was amalgamated into that organization) but retained a conscience that wouldn’t let him participate in mass killings, so he ended up serving on the front-lines, being captured by the Russians, released and [...]

    18. I've now read five novels in the Bernie Gunther series. In general, I can strongly recommend any of them for several reasons. They are well-researched. They are very atmospheric, very much like my beloved film noir (the first three are collected into a single volume called 'Berlin Noir'). The characters are well-defined and their activities are reasoned and help to drive the narrative. The crimes involved are consistently riveting and demand solution.Having said all of that, I have to report tha [...]

    19. Book 4 in the Bernie Gunther seriesThe novel follows the “Berlin Noir Trilogy”, with a detective story set in post war Germany. It contains a wealth of historical details spun into a complex plot. It covers the reconstruction period of Germany and its new threat, the rapid growth of communism. The story starts with a prologue set part in Berlin and part in Palestine in the late 30’s. Gunther is sent to Palestine with two mandates, one to facilitate a dealing that would allow a Jewish busin [...]

    20. “I found "The One from the Other" slightly difficult to get into at first. Set in post WWII Gemany it seemed to jump from the past to the present then back again. But the more I read the deeper into the story I found myself and it turned out to be a good read. Bernie Gunther is a private eye. Living in post war Germany he naturally has a lot of missing persons cases. When someone calling herself Britta Warzok employs him she simply wants to know if her husband, now a war criminal, is dead or a [...]

    21. Haven't read any of PK's previous Gunther mysteries, but found this book hard to read. Couldn't finish it ultimately. The detective is a bitter man, and all the characters are unlikeable. You end up hating the Germans, the Americans, the Russians, the Jews, the Arabs, and everyone Gunther comes in touch with. Halfway through the book, I was still waiting for the detective work to really take off. The excessive historical references are rather contrived. One gets the impression that PK wrote a sh [...]

    22. Maybe the best Bernie Gunther yet. Number four in the series, and the Chandler-esque detective has tried and failed to become a hotelier within a stone's throw of Dachau. He moves to Munich to restart his former career. There are twists, turns, torture scenes, murders, mutilations, malaria, molls, nurses, Nazis, avenging Jews, recalcitrant Catholics and no one is to be believed. Apart from the obvious Philip Marlowe attitude, there are a couple of things that really impress me about how Kerr tre [...]

    23. The Berlin Trilogy by this guy is highly enjoyable. Some people dig the wartime Europe of historical-fiction writer Alan Furst, but I can't say enough about Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther novels. His works offer the vivid depictions of mid 20th century Germany but add the noirish conventions of the "finder" type detective (think Lew Archer with SS connections), complete with dry wisecracks and wonderful internal monologue. It all works. Trust me. Gunther is a likable, moral guy in a world filled w [...]

    24. Gripping from the start to the finish. This "Book Noir" drags you into the chilling war era rumble of preening political factions, posturing nations, skulking war criminals and revenge seeking assassination squads with a skill and narrative that keep the pages turning. The horrors of the days, so skilfully interwoven into Gunther's progress, remind the reader that the often trite and self absorbed complainants of modern day western societies had better be glad they weren't scavenging during the [...]

    25. La trama me ha parecido demasiado forzada y su desarrollo perdía y recuperaba ritmo continuamente.No sé muy bien por qué pero tampoco los personajes terminaban de tener el "gancho" de las anteriores entregas.Aunque ha resultado entretenida a ratos, en lugar de una novela negra tengo la sensación de haber leído una declaración sobre lo que las potencias aliadas, el Vaticanos, la Haganah, etc hicieron con respecto los nazis "útiles" y con el resto.

    26. I like Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther series a lot. I want to love it but Kerr relies just a tad too much on coincidence for my liking. Still, this was another solid read in the series, a good mystery that incorporates historical events with a gripping narrative. Looking forward to reading the rest.

    27. Otra nueva aventura del detective Bernard Gunther. Esta vez en un periodo algo desconocido para mi, la posguerra en Alemania y lo relacionado con los prisioneros de guerra Alemanes. Interesante y trepidante trama, como es habitual, aunque con un final algo precipitado y efectista.

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