Severin’s Journey into the Dark: A Prague Ghost Story by Paul Leppin

Review of Severin’s Journey into the Dark by Paul Leppin: This intense tale is set in a bygone era in Prague where the streets are gloomy and decadent gatherings unravel behind closed doors. Published by Twisted Spoon Press.

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Hans Fallada: Alone in Berlin

Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada was first published as Jeder stirbt für sich allein (Every Man Dies Alone) in 1947. The novel has since been translated by Michael Hofmann from the German into English. The story revolves around Otto and Anna Quangel, who are introduced at the beginning as an ordinary couple in Berlin…

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Stefan Zweig: The World of Yesterday

One of the things I like about blogging is the wealth of information that is being exchanged. Now and then, someone leaves a comment on my blog that leads me to discover something new or interesting. This was how I came to learn of Stefan Zweig’s The World of Yesterday. Andrew – writing All Downhill from Here over in…

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Peter Stamm: Seven Years

Last May, I was waiting to pay for the pile of books that I had picked up at Waterstones at Piccadilly Street, London. On the counter was a book bearing a soft-focused photo of a bedroom with an unclothed woman in the background. Printed over it in large white font: SEVEN YEARS – PETER STAMM.…

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