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Advantages: Likeable characters, easy to get into and good storylines
Disadvantages: None for me

I have now read few books by this author and also have a couple more on my shelves waiting to be read. This particular one is her newest and I decided to make a start on it right away as when I bought it, I had just finished a book and this really just ap ...

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Review of The Year of Taking Chances - Lucy Diamond

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A novel showing how an average couple kept their integrity

Advantages: Gives you a good insight into the spirit of fear in Nazi Germany during WW2
Disadvantages: Maybe a bit long, hard to differentiate some of the German names.

The Product Book written in 1947 but translated into English in 2009. Paperback: 608 pages Publisher: Penguin Classics (28 Jan. 2010) Language: English ISBN-13: 978-0141189383 Cost Second hand on Amazon it is only £0.34 + £2.80 UK deliver ...

rolandrat123 05.09.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Alone in Berlin - Hans Fallada

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Alone in Berlin. No one is alone, but it is set in Berlin...

Advantages: Brilliant characterisation, evocative descriptions, fascinating backstory, uplifting testimony
Disadvantages: May leave pulp-thriller readers disappointed

Synopsis Otto and Elise Quangel receive the letter all parents of soldiers fear, their son has been killed on the western front, fighting for Germany against the Allied forces. Reeling from shock, and awakened to the remorselessly consuming Nazi wa ...

ben-lloyd 27.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Alone in Berlin - Hans Fallada

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Alone Under Nazi Rule

Advantages: A very interesting story based on real events and written in a very clever way
Disadvantages: Not a light read by any stretch of the imagination

When news of the death of their only child is received from the German front the Quangel’s life is ripped apart. For years Otto Quangel and his wife Anna have been model citizen’s never causing any trouble and loving a very ordinary life under Nazi rule. ...

Andy.mack 05.12.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Alone in Berlin - Hans Fallada

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Alone not just in Berlin but anywhere

Advantages: Very good story telling
Disadvantages: Rather disturbing what humans will do to each other

Now I started to read this book when I took my students out to Ghana on our recent trip, this will tell you how long it's taken me to complete reading the book!! It didn't take a long time because it was a bad book that I couldn't read it was just that it ...

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Review of Alone in Berlin - Hans Fallada

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