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These short stories have a collection of characters who seem to move in and then out of the narrator's life.
I just had a hard time caring about most of the characters in the stories perhaps because they are so very short it was over before I could care.
It's a particular type of war where being innocent doesn't always mean being vindicated and guilty doesn't always mean being wrong.
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 18 days ago by P. A. Doornbos
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 7 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 8 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 9 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 15 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 16 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 18 months ago 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
I keep an eye open for books by German or eastern European authors, precisely because they are so rarely translated into English, and there's a different worldview I appreciate... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Diggitt