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Ebook The Widow Killer by Pavel Kohout read! Book Title: The Widow Killer
The author of the book: Pavel Kohout
ISBN 13: 9780312193638
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 713 KB
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Reader ratings: 4.9
Edition: St. Martin's Press
Date of issue: October 1st 1998
ISBN: 0312193637

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I had such high hopes for this book. It was an impulse read that I found in my hotel room, and it started out so good. Set in Czechoslovakia during Germany's occupation in WWII, I was eager to learn a little more about the war from this perspective -- especially since the author is Czech. The vagueness of the murderer and his motives were reminiscent of Dan Brown's Silas from The DaVinci Code and made the beginning of this book a page turner, and then...it stopped. There was a total shift in the book after Hitler commits suicide and it's like the book loses it's direction. I felt like Kohout was trying to convey the chaos that occurred when Germany's fate was unknown, but it took away from the core of the story, and what the book was name for -- the widow killer. It turned from a murder mystery to a struggle of morality and in the end, watered down the effectiveness of either narrative -- the murders and the case of morality. To top it off, it ended so abruptly and without resolution on either end. I have to wonder if something got lost in the translation to English...but still, it left me disappointed and a little bit confused.


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Ebook The Widow Killer read Online! Pavel Kohout is a Czech and Austrian novelist, playwright, and poet. He was a member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, a Prague Spring exponent and dissident in the 1970s until he was expelled to Austria. He was a founding member of the Charter 77 movement.


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