HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Settlement by Christoph Hein
Loading...

Settlement (2004)

by Christoph Hein

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
692173,491 (4.11)None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 2 of 2
What I enjoyed most about the book is that you get to read about the main character Bernhard from other people's perspectives. You don't learn and understand who Bernhard is from his own narration but from what other people think about him. There is mystery to the character of Bernhard and the reader is able to come up with their own conclusions for this character.

What I did not like about the story was the inclusion of the character of Katharina. I would have perferred if another character would have been added instead of hers (for example, the character of Herr Engelmann, the principal). I don't think that the character of Katharina added much to the story, but took away from it. I can slightly understand why her character was present in the book, but I think that another character should have been added instead, and thus another side of Bernard would have been seen.

The story will stir emotions in the reader from beginning to end. ( )
  bookwormconfidential | Dec 27, 2013 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
People/Characters
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Important places
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Important events
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Auf dem Podest am Ende der Freitreppe standen vier Männer und lächelten unbeirrt der Menschenmenge zu, die sich auf dem Marktplatz versammelt hatte. Einer von ihnen sah mehrmals auf die Uhr, dann gab er den Musikern ein Zeichen, und die Kapelle spielte den Yorkschen Marsch. Wenn die vier Männer miteinander sprachen, lächelten sie nicht, ihre Gesichter wirkten besorgt, sie waren nervös.
Quotations
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
In den Hochhäusern wohnte keiner mehr, man konnte hineingehen, mit dem Fahrstuhl nach oben fahren, sich die Wohnungen ansehen und einen Blick über die Stadt werfen. Dann gingen wir in ein Kino und sahen irgendeinen Film an, der sehr lustig war, ich habe vergessen, wie er hieß und worum es da ging. Ins Kino gingen wir nur, weil Vater das bezahlen konnte. Er musste seinen Ausweis vorzeigen und wir konnten mit unserem Geld bezahlen, mit Ostgeld, das in den anderen Geschäften in Westberlin nicht angenommen wurde oder zu einem Wechselkurs, der für uns alles unerschwinglich teuer machte.
Last words
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

The provincial town of Guldenberg is still reeling from the effects of World War II when a flood of German refugees arrives from the east, Bernhard Haber's family among them. Life is hard enough - Bernhard's father has lost an arm and cannot ply his trade as a carpenter. But added to this injury comes an accumulation of insults, as the seemingly upright town, seething with petty resentment, turns hostile toward the newcomers. After a string of mysterious losses - from the killing of the boy's dog to the unexplained death of his father - Bernhard is set on exacting revenge.… (more)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
7 wanted1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.11)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 2
3.5
4 4
4.5
5 3

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,594,125 books! | Top bar: Always visible