This book was part of my A-Level German course. At first I thought it would be rather dull, but to my surprise, I was engrossed in it after the first twenty pages.
Durrenmatt uses great language and the characters are so original that one could relate the same setting to any modern situation. The fact that both Clara and Ill can be seen as both victim and villain at different times in their lives, gives the reader an intersting twist at the end of Act One. Clara is such a charismatic figure that the reader almost expects the twist that comes.
Well worth a look, even in English!