What I’m reading #01 – German edition

a.k.a. What I’ll probably still be reading in 10 years

As I wasn’t inspired by today’s NaBloPoMo prompt, I decided to start a new series of posts about my readings. From time to time, I will share my impressions on the books that I am reading, as a way for me to remember them and introduce you to those you may not know. Today, I will focus on three books that I am currently reading on and off in German:

  • The devil lies in the detail by Peter Littger.
  • Tschick by Wolfgang Herrndorf.
  • Zerbrechliche Dinge, the German translation of Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman.

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Too obvious, not enough

a.k.a. How I learnt to hate cliffhangers

This post is based on a NaBloPoMo prompt: Are you annoyed by what you don’t know, or do you like a good mystery?

What I find annoying

When it comes to books and films, I do like a good mystery – unless it is unsolvable. Sure, I hate overexplaining – e.g. when a character explains the ins and outs of a mystery, especially when the explanations aren’t required because it was as mysterious as the writer(s) seem to think. But nothing annoys me more than to have a book or film end without a proper conclusion. I don’t want to spend sleepless nights wondering whether the spinning top ever stopped spinning, nor whether or not the heroin was indeed in love with her best friend and will spend the rest of her life with her. I need to know.
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