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Jakob Hein

Author of Herr Jensen steigt aus

26 Works 278 Members 7 Reviews

About the Author

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Works by Jakob Hein

Herr Jensen steigt aus (2006) 73 copies
Mein erstes T-Shirt (2001) 45 copies
Kaltes Wasser: Roman (2016) 6 copies
Pauschal ins Paradies (2007) 2 copies

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Canonical name
Hein, Jakob
Birthdate
1971
Gender
male
Nationality
Germany
Birthplace
Leipzig, Sachsen, Deutschland
Places of residence
Berlin, Deutschland
Occupations
psychiatrist (child psychiatrist)
Relationships
Hein, Christoph (father)
Short biography
Born in Leipzig in 1971, and grew up in East Germany. Son of the author Christoph Hein.

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von Gaby empfohlen, zwischendrinn wollte ich es aus dem Fenster werfen, weil es zuviel mit mir zu tun hatte, dann fand ich die Satire gut.
 
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Klookschieter | 2 other reviews | Aug 18, 2020 |
I expected to like this much more than I did -- and it could have been a brilliant book: the craziness that was East Germany in the 1980s told from the perspective of a child and teenager. As it is, however, there is something just slightly off, and the detached voice of the adult shines through in almost every sentence. As they say: nice try, but no cigar. I’d recommend Brussig’s “Helden wie wir” instead.
 
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littlegreycloud | Dec 3, 2009 |
Fast and quick read about a guy who gets sacked from his job as a postman in order to prevent others from being sacked. He subsequently attempts very hard to live a life of doing nothing. He also tries to solve some of modern life's eternal mysteries before eventually going on a paranoid downward slide.
This won't take more than 2 hours of your time, is mildly amusing and slightly thought provoking.
½
 
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IrishHolger | 2 other reviews | Feb 10, 2008 |

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Works
26
Members
278
Popularity
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Rating
½ 3.4
Reviews
7
ISBNs
52
Languages
4

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