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Philip Kerr

3.95 of 5 Votes: 3
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Books by Philip Kerr
Prague Fatale (2000)
language
English
4.04 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: The latest installment of Bernie Gunther's saga. As always, a story told through the cynical eyes of an intriguing anti-hero who sees beyond the illusion of Third Reich's world conquering plans. Based on real historical people and facts, it feels a little uncomfortably too much o...
A Man Without Breath (2013)
language
English
4.03 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Probably this book deserved a higher rating than a 3 but the time period and subject are so dark that it is hard to say that I enjoyed the book. It was well written and the story seems to be accurately rooted in history (the Karyn Massacre in Poland, the Jewish Hospital in Berlin...
Field Gray (2010)
language
English
4.06 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This was a brilliant book. Philip Kerr further extends, or rather challenges Bernie Gunther by sending him back to Germany to embroil him in the post-war recriminations and repatriation of the war criminals. The only tricky bit is keeping up with all the flashbacks, which are cri...
A Quiet Flame (2008)
language
English
4.07 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: "All Germans carry an image of Adolf Hitler inside them...Even the ones like me, who hated Hitler and everything he stood for. This face with its tousled hair and postage-stamp mustache haunts us all now and forevermore and, like a quiet flame that can never be extinguished, burn...
Berlin Noir: March Violets; The Pale Criminal; A German Requiem (1993)
language
English
4.25 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: When I begin to feel like finishing a book is a chore, I know it is time to put it aside. I had read quite a few good reviews of this series, so it was quite a disappointment hat I really didn't care for it much. First of all, the first 2 books of the series are set in pre WW2 an...
If The Dead Rise Not (2009)
language
English
4.04 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I admit, I was more eager to read the first part in 1934 Berlin than the last third in 1954 Havana, but Kerr made me glad I took the trip. He combines place with plot in an effective way. Bernie seems real. Has he changed? No, he's the same man he was before drafted into the SS; ...
Field Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery (2010)
language
English
4.06 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This book follows the previous Bernie Gunther story. Bernie leaves Cuba and gets caught by the Americans. Most of the book has Bernie talking to his interrogators about his various escapades and his time in Russian POW camps. He also finds himself being interrogated by the Fre...
La Trilogie berlinoise : L'Eté de cristal ; La Pâle figure ; Un requiem allemand (2010)
language
English
4.25 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Kerr's main contribution to updating Chandler is a whole lot of scatological references, which don't really add a lot, and a few extra layers of cynicism, perhaps understandable given that he has to try to be an honest cop in Nazi Germany. But the negatives are more than outweigh...
Une douce flamme (2010)
language
English
4.07 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: First Bernie Gunther novel I've read - loved the historical context and fictionalised reality. Difficult subject matter handled with confidence. Kerr has picked a remarkably interesting period of history - he explores how politicians and leaders gain influence, and why people cho...
Una llama misteriosa (2009)
language
English
4.07 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: As an avid reader, I get immense satisfaction (and a little sad) at finishing a great book. I didn't get that feeling when I finished A Quiet Flame, because such a feeling is impossible knowing that much of the "fiction" in Phillip Kerr's excellent Bernie Gunther series is actual...
Si los muertos no resucitan (2009)
language
English
4.04 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The title itself deserves the four stars rating. It is well chosen, from the Bible no more, and It explains a lot of someone who is battling the Nazis in Germany in 1938.Good book which is divided in two well chosen parts, the second one in Havana 20 years later when Fulgencio Ba...
Se os mortos não ressuscitam (2012)
language
English
4.04 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: The first thing I should note is that this completes the Bernhard Gunther books thus far published. I'm sure there will be more.Once again, Kerr creates parallel stories, but this time it's the characters who tie the two sections together. One is the true love of Bernie's life (w...
Research (2014)
language
English
3.49 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is a wildly fun novel that stabs at the book and publishing world and even has time to take a swipe at book reviewers like ourselves. I reckon Kerr had a great time writing this one and it was amazing to me looking at the reviews for the book that people hadn't picked up on...
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