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Dürrenmatt is best known for his plays, but his novels, particularly "The Pledge" and "Traps," are well worth reading. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sonia Kantor
Years ago I went to the theater and saw a film that has never really left me. The film starred a grizzled and haunted Jack Nicholson, was directed by Sean Penn who seemed to be... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dan Harlow
A master novelist who can so fabulously well describe the weight of a promise, which ultimately break the hero. I love my DuerrenmattPublished on February 3, 2014 by Guenther von Hoff
A gem of a novel - captivating, couldn't put it down. It was especially satisfying to have an ambiguous ending: Who is pushing the wheelchair with Frau Schrott's sister? Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by Hanna
A police officer doesn't accept the apparently undisputable evidence that the murderer of a young girl is the one accused by almost the entire population of a village. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by Luc REYNAERT
I can see why this would have been popular when it was written in the 1950s, but nowadays it mostly just seems quaint. Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by Someone Else
WOW What a book! Small but packs a punch! I couldn't put it down. The story is a story within a story cleverly woven into the suspense. The characters are revealed slowly. Read morePublished on November 6, 2011 by C. Gottlieb
Normally I do not pick up books with movie scenes on the cover - this is a minor snobbery thing of mine, I admit - but when I found this at the used book sale for 25¢ and read the... Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by Jill-Elizabeth (Jill Franclemont)
Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Pledge is a tale of the fall of a brilliant Swiss detective. The denouement is somewhat pat, but the analysis of the detective's psyche is very... Read morePublished on March 21, 2011 by Feanor