German crime fiction – did not finish.

Oliver Bottini, Mord i Zen (2010).

[I did not finish this German crime story - too much vodka and Zen, too little police work for me. As far as I can see, it has not been translated into English]

Jeg tror, jeg læste næsten en tredjedel, før jeg lagde denne tyske krimi fra mig. Der er nogle interessante aspekter, og hovedpersonen Louise er for så vidt interessant nok, men der var for meget vodka og zen, og for lidt regulært politiarbejde for mig. Tror ikke, jeg prøver den igen.

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About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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8 Responses to German crime fiction – did not finish.

  1. Ha! Your review made me laugh. :) Vodka and Zen is quite a combo!

  2. Petty Witter says:

    Funny the leaps our minds make – I could have sworn I read German crime fiction, and not Finnish.Perhaps I’ve had too much vodka.

  3. Lauren says:

    I couldn’t stand this when I read it in German a few years ago (I actually gave it away, something I rarely do), so I agree with you entirely! The Vodka and Zen comment is extremely accurate. (Petty Witter, the book is miserable enough to be Finnish, but it’s actually set in Freiburg, which is a lovely city that deserves a better heroine.)

  4. lrbauthor says:

    Sounds like it’s a good thing I don’t know more than one or two words in German. When Dorte doesn’t finish it, the rest of us shouldn’t even start it!

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  6. Elizabeth: yes it is – but I don´t think the cocktail is any better for crime writers than for police officers ;)
    Tracy: I don´t think any Finnish crime story could be as slow as this one.
    Lauren: I am glad to hear I am not the only one who felt this way. Some Danish reviewers think it is brilliant because it is so ´different´, but books can be different in any number of ways, and this one was certainly not to my taste.
    Linda: actually I don´t agree with you there :) Readers who are interested in eastern religions (and the consequences of vodka) might be fascinated by this one; it is just not MY taste.

  7. Ellen says:

    Jeg har en eller anden skrækkelig fordom om, at tyskere ikke kan skrive gode krimier.
    Fortæl mig venligst, at jeg tager fejl ;-)

  8. Dorte H says:

    Undskyld jeg ikke har svaret før, Ellen (influenza).
    Øh, jeg er da ikke sikker på, jeg er den rigtige at spørge, hvis du gerne vil have afkræftet din fordom. Men jeg har da læst én tysk krimi, jeg kunne lide. Mon ikke det var Jan Costin Wagners debut?

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