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Brott by Ferdinand von Schirach

Brott (original 2009; edition 2011)

by Ferdinand von Schirach

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Authors:Ferdinand von Schirach
Info:Johanneshov : TPB, 2011.

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Schuld by Ferdinand von Schirach (2009)



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Interesting and unusual cases from a defense attorney about the difficulties to judge someone "guilty". ( )
  TheCrow2 | Jul 12, 2013 |
  cwebb | Apr 4, 2013 |
  cwebb | Jul 26, 2012 |
Non il solito thriller, non il solito libro autoreferenziale ma una serie di racconti di cause finite in tribunale, scritte con cura ed attenzione ai protagonisti. Dagli episodi emergono personaggi che incarnano la difficoltà di integrarsi, la voglia di riuscire, il bisogno di affermare se stessi. In alcuni racconti ci si aspetta da un momento all'altro che l'autore dica "è tutto inventato, scherzavo", invece rimane la sensazione che a volte la realtà superi la fantasia e che forse... ( )
  vanlilith | Jul 25, 2012 |
This is a powerful collection of 15 short stories, each told from the perspective of a defense attorney and addressing a different legal case. Anyone who’s ever wondered how defense attorneys sleep at night will have insight into the unsettling world in which they live, through these stories. It’s a fascinating exploration of the degrees of guilt, and the gray areas that do no not always find adequate attention in a very black and white justice system. The language is sharp, crisp and incredibly powerful, and though the stories are very short, they have tremendous emotional impact. Characters are well-developed in spite of their short stints, and I often found myself on pins and needles to see how a story turned out.

One of the most impressive things about this collection is how quickly the writer pulls you in to each story. I’m not normally a reader of short stories, because I like to settle into the characters and plot of a novel and feel that deeper connection to the story. But with this book, I felt a connection even to the stories that were only 3 pages long. There was terrific use of irony in the stories along with some great, unexpected plot twists and a riveting undercurrent of suspense. It was impossible to put the book down, so compelling were the individual stories. And as a whole, the book creates a tapestry of thought-provoking themes, inviting the reader to look at deeper issues of guilt and responsibility. This would generate wonderful discussion for a book club. A very original, well-written collection that I highly recommend. ( )
  Litfan | Mar 9, 2012 |
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“If you like writing that is so spare it glows of compressed energy and stories that often turn out to be combustible then your next visit to the bookstore should be for a Guilt trip.”

Wenn die elf Prosastücke inhaltlich etwas verbindet, dann dieses offen parteiische Auftreten des Erzählers, der das Menschliche im Verbrecherischen sucht. Mit souveräner Nonchalance präsentiert von Schirach die kriminelle Tat als Teil eines kausalen Zusammenhangs.
Schirach schreibt so souverän, klar und einfach, als hätte er nie etwas anderes gemacht und als hätte er sich immer ferngehalten vom seltsamen Deutsch der Juristenakten. Er macht nicht viel, knapp und konkret bleibt er, er ist ein großartiger Erzähler, weil er sich auf die Menschen verlässt, auf deren Schicksale.
Schirachs Geschichten sind geschriebenes Kino in Kurzformat, und der grausige Befund seiner Geschichten lautet: Jeder, einfach jeder kann zum Schwerverbrecher werden.
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Die Wirklichkeit, von der wir sprechen können, ist nie die Wirklichkeit an sich. Werner K. Heisenberg
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Friedhelm Fähner was zijn hele leven huisarts in Rottweil geweest, 2800 ziekenfondspatiënten per jaar.
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