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4.0 out of 5 stars wow!, 10 Dec 2004
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This review is from: Exile (Paperback)
This is a disturbing book in many ways, although brilliantly written. The concept of a Hollywood actor moving in and out of parallel universes has been done before but not quite in the same way as "the Exile". This is interesting as the hero is the only one aware of his movement between the present day and Nazi Germany while many of the other characters appear in both universes but are unaware. This gives a dreamlike quality to the observation. Is our hero dreaming or is this real?
I feel the Nazi Germany sections are marginally more interesting than Hollywood but this a small quibble.
This author is seriously under-rated. Each of his works vary in subject matter but he is a deft creator of atmosphere. What can we say about a man who created a "farting" dog but can also create a disturbing book such as the Exile.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Exile, 27 Dec 2012
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The first book of Kotzwinlke's I read. A really fascinating read which takes you with it across time and space.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Troubling inner tensions in a timeslip story, 23 Oct 2000
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This review is from: Exile (Paperback)
Our hero is a modern-day Hollywood actor, putting in a fantastic performance while his mind is elsewhere - specifically, in the body of a black-market trader in war-torn Berlin, a man with his own problems. Flitting between these two worlds, a matter outside his control, impacts on his life, his wife, and his career. Ultimately it might drive him mad.
This is a strange and disturbing novel that does not become any easier to assimilate with its worrying ending. Arguably Kotzwinkle's most serious work; certainly his least compromising.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Novel Yet, 17 Jun 1999
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This review is from: Exile (Paperback)
This is definetly his best book yet. Dr. Rat is his funniest, but this is his best. The ending is awsome, and an unexpected twist. Definetly five stars!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprise, 9 July 1998
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I really like this author. I cannot exactly determine why, but he touches me. Until lately, I have not known about this book and have not read it (it was first published in 1987). It consists of a combination of humor, romance and horror - a groove thing.
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The Exile by William Kotzwinkle (Hardcover - 5 Nov 1987)
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