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May 02, Robert rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Friedrich Durrenmatt is one of ftiedrich authors German children are likely to encounter in school.
And, indeed, I have had to read one of his plays, and watch TV adaptations and listen to radio adaptations of various of his works. This being in school, I hated it, of course.
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It’s strange how I found myself wanting to read Durrenmatt again. The realisation that many of friedric own thoughts about plots and characters and stories were shaped by a writer whose work I only knew superficially con Friedrich Durrenmatt is one frifdrich those authors German children are likely to encounter in school.
The realisation that many of my own thoughts about plots and characters and stories were shaped by a writer whose work I only knew superficially convinced me to give him another shot.
Well, three shots, this being three books in one. Writing at a leisurely pace, using devices that are perhaps a little outdated, Durrenmatt has a distinctive way with language. His characters feel real, but in a slightly poetic way. When they speak, you listen. His detectives are wise but weak, foolhardy, and sometimes without scruples. There is some clunky exposition Durrenmatt may have a distinctive and enjoyable voice, and a twisted frieddich delightfully sinister view of the world, but man, does he ever use outdated plot devices Basically, it is a story of an old detective who has to deal with a murder, and who seems to know more about who is the murderer than anyone else.
The ending is drrenjatt twisted. The second story, Der Verdacht, is about the same detective, now dying, who by pure coincidence hears of a suspicion that a famous doctor might be an escaped war criminal. And he won’t let go of that suspicion until he knows the truth. It is also probably the weakest one, featuring too many happy coincidences, and some distinctly uncomfortable to read scenes featuring a dwarf. It feels very s, having a sinister, monstrous, not actually human dwarf in a story.
Finally, Der Verdacht, which has been turned into various movies Es geschah am hellichten Tag with Heinz Ruehmann and Gert Froebe and The Pledge with Jack Nicholsonis quite possibly the darkest of the rcihter offerings here. The subtitle is “Requiem for the genre of crime novel”. It is the story, as told by a retiring police comissioner, of a brilliant detective, and a serial child killer.
After making the promise to find justice – and swearing on his very soul – the detective is forced to pursue it on his own.
The police force are satisfied that a suspect was guilty, but the detective has doubts. He may be a brilliant detective, but he is also merciless, without scruples, and very, very cold and calculating. He sets a trap – and for a trap, one needs bait. The movies are harrowing, indeed, Es geschah am hellichten Tag is very famous and has been remade at least once.
Der Verdacht is more harrowing than the films. It may be a particularity of Swiss use of the German language, or it may be an outdated form, but the constant use of “das” in related to girls is eery.
Yes, it is “Das Maedchen”, but not usually “Das Marie”, or “Das Gritli” – having “das” accompany the name feels somewhat wrong to my ears. Then again, it’d sound normal for cutifications like “Gretchen”, so I suppose Gritli is Swiss for the same.
I enjoyed reacuainting myself with Durrenmatt. I’d recommend this book to anyone. Roger Flury rated it it was amazing Oct 27, Lottekind rated it it was amazing Jul 21, Yvonne rated it really liked it Apr 05, Andrea Kuhn rated it really liked it Sep 03, Amik Amiko rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Sarah rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Hanna rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Simon rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Kaya rated it really liked it Jan 14, Konstanze rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Roland Thele rated it it was amazing May 29, Anna rated it it was amazing Jul 05, T rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Popejo rated it really liked it Sep 20, Soleiman rated it it was amazing Feb 21, Thorn rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Lucia Bendick rated it it was amazing May 25, Sibyl Kennex rated it it was amazing May 02, Caya rated it really liked it Apr 18, Paul rated it it was amazing Dec 18, Adi rated it liked it Oct 21, Patricia Vocat rated it really liked it Jan 24, Ellinor rated it it was amazing May 15, Lasse rated it liked it Jun 02, Marcel rated it really liked it Jan 04, Nathaniel rated it it was amazing Sep 10, Daniel rated it really liked it Sep 29, StarryCatEyes rated it liked it Jan 17, Saskia rated it it was amazing Feb 23, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
The family moved to Bern in In he decided to become an author and dramatist and dropped his academic career. Inhe wrote his first play, “It is written”.
On October 11 he married actress Lotti Geissler. He was a proponent of epic theater whose plays reflected the recent experiences of World War II. The politically active author gained fame largely due to his avant-garde dramas, philosophically deep crime novels, and often macabre satire. One of his leading sentences was: Trivia About Drei Kriminalroma No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.