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Maybe "Sweet Dreams" was a fluke; I hope he has written other gems like it.
Sentences flow elegantly inviting the reader to want more and more, while disturbing truths come out of this sad story.
Uninteresting characters, depressing plot (what there was of it) unsatisfactory ending....no more Peter Stamm for me!
Uninteresting characters, depressing plot (what there was of it) unsatisfactory ending....no more Peter Stamm for me! I do NOT recommend it.Published 13 months ago by Kathleen Meehan
Read "Unformed Landscape" because of this. Sentences flow elegantly inviting the reader to want more and more, while disturbing truths come out of this sad story.Published 13 months ago by CHRISTOPH KOVACSICS
2 1/2 stars.
This seems to me the sort of book that might if written in English have been a Booker Prize or National Book Award nominee: middle-brow, mid-market, and... Read more
My introduction to Peter Stamm's work was the story "Sweet Dreams," published in the New Yorker in May, 2012. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Brad Richard
Fresh, inventive, insightful -- wonderful prose; untriguing plot and well-portrayed characters picture love, lack of it, angst, and humor, and show us where to look to find comfort... Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Mary Watson
i am a late night reader most of the time and i didn't want to give it up and go to bed.i turned the light out and turned it back on to read some morePublished on January 30, 2013 by mary-ann walker
This is shocking hard work; imagine Camus's L'Etranger without the passion (joke). Why should we care about the protagonist one way or the other - what a creep, though! Read morePublished on September 25, 2012 by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
I liked this novel, first one read by Stamm. His characters are well developed and with depth and the plot can certainly be real. I recommend it without reservations.Published on August 16, 2012 by Gustavo