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A good ending to both the book and the series.
The characters are all well depicted, even though I found none of them really convincing, their reactions or the relationships between them even less so.
I gave up trying to guess the end about half-way through the book; I admit, the end wasn't what I expected.
Found nothing redeemable in the story. Not one character was likable. And not always sure why the many characters were part of the this very confusing book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Yvonne S Sacks
“The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them.”
Dan Vyleta, a Czech author, has penned a thrilling and... Read more
Vienna, 1948 – the War had ended, and the Cold War is beginning. Vienna is a very different city to that which it was ten years’ previously… largely in ruins with much destroyed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by TripFiction
Dan Vyleta offers a sketch of social devastation in post war Vienna. But this is only a thin context for the plot of his story. The story itself is complex and interwoven. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Geoff Crocker
The three novels should be read in the order they were written,they improve as they age, each is a stand alone story culminating in Vyleta's best work so far. Read morePublished 7 months ago by david hencher
Other than a minor quibble with the ending, this well crafted novel engaged me early and held ny attention throughout.Published 16 months ago by Gordon Barefoot
This is a macabre but a fascinating story set in post WWII Vienna. This book was a 2013 Giller Prize finalist, and an odds-on favourite to take the coveted prize. Read morePublished 17 months ago by S. Schwartz
There are times I will pick up a book, read it, and then sit for a long time afterward, thinking about what I want to say about it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lydia