I read this book in German some time ago and enjoyed it so much that I recommended it to my book club. As none of the members speak German apart from me I re-ordered the book in English translation.
The translation some how failed to achieve the same effect as the original - this was particularly evident in the dialogue passages. The characters did not speak with convincing naturalness and distinction from one another.
However the book was, of course, still very worth reading.
The mentality of those who commit violence in the belief that their convictions will some how be served is something we are still struggling to comprehend and this novel provides us with some measure of… Read more