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Not too bad - quite Germanic though...,
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This review is from: 1913: The Year before the Storm (Hardcover)
Interesting read before going to sleep. It felt like watching TV series in some way - scenes keep changing fast and you follow certain number of characters who just live in the same time but do not interact. I found it very focused on the German/Austrian/Central European world, although it does talk about other parts of the planet.
For you to enjoy the book well, you need to have a decent knowledge of the big names from those parts of the Continent which I can't say I had (Mann, Kafka and similar we all know, but there were some other mainly German characters for which Wiki was handy).
It's a nice book for when you get 15 or 20 minutes here and there to read a bit - good for reading on the underground or such other commutes.