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The stories were originally written in German and it may be that something was lost in the translation.
I found myself reading them with initial interest and then the story would just end and I was left confused.
These short stories have a collection of characters who seem to move in and then out of the narrator's life.
A collection of fifteen short stories by a Berlin criminal defense lawyer who sees the bizarre, the unusual, the hopeless and the hapless of modern society. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James W. Fonseca
The author, now 50, is one of Germany’s most prominent defence lawyers. It is likely the 15 cases described here are constructs rather than reconstructions of real crimes from... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alfred J. Kwak
Von Schirach’s “Guilt” is a collection of understated stories into the role of ethics within the confines of the law. All guilt is not to be presumed or afforded. Read morePublished 13 months ago by STEFANO BOSCUTTI
The author, Ferdinand von Schirach, defense lawyer, grandson of a Nazi top gun, can write, no doubt about that. Read morePublished 14 months ago by H. Schneider
If you like the Law and Order, CSU police procedural type TV shows or stories well this is a collection of that. Read morePublished 15 months ago by K-cee Kit
There is a moralistic tinge to the practice of criminal law that makes no sense. We shroud the misdeeds and allegations that land a person in criminal court in terms of choice,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Norman A. Pattis
In this collection of short stories, there isn't much depth. The stories themselves are complete but it feels like something's missing. For me, that something is emotion. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Laurie Dettloff
These were translated from German, I understand, and while that can sometimes result in a stilted affect when reading in English, the translation was pretty solid and unaffected,... Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by AusNashPeople
Friedhelm Fähner sets out on a path paved for him by generations of Fähners. The day he meets her, it all changes. Read more