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Babylon Berlin
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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Oblomov26
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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An interesting detective story set in Berlin in the 1920‘s during the days of the Weimar Republic. An ambitious but morally compromised young detective seeks to solve a series of murders, which he finds to be linked to a plot involving White Russian and Communists groups, Nazi‘s and corrupt cops who are all searching for a train full of Russian gold.

AlaMich I enjoyed this one too. I did have to do a bit of research here and there to understand the references to political parties etc. 4mo
JazzFeathers I really liked the mystery. I found the historical setting and bit faulty. 4mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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A mystery in Berlin after wwi and before wwii. Drugs, clubs, emerging fascists. Gritty. It reads like it was translated (which it was) which adds to the tone.

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Liberty
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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1700 books on their way to a bookstore, libraries, and a nursing home. It is always sad to part with books, but I fell back into my old habit of keeping every book I read, and that‘s not sustainable when you read 600+ books a year. 😂
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This is the first big culling I‘ve done since I moved in five years ago. I hope these lovely books make new friends. (Also, I carried 1700 books downstairs yesterday - my body is REALLY mad at me now. 😝)

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Holy Cow! I bet your body is mad at you, but I bet your floors and walls thank you! Here‘s to new homes for old friends! 🥂 9mo
callielafleur How do you choose which books go to which place? I'd love to donate to a nursing home, I just don't know what kinds of books to send along. 9mo
julesG 👏👏👏 9mo
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ValerieAndBooks Amazing!! So how many do you still have left 😊? 9mo
Soubhiville I want to hug your kitty! Also, it‘s hard deciding which books to keep. I try to only keep the ones that gave me “big feelings”. How do you decide? Do you keep any? (edited) 9mo
CouronneDhiver Wow! That‘s incredible 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 9mo
SoniaC What a wonderful thing to do though. Love the kitten! 9mo
Macnjen Wow! How do you ready 600 in a year???? Amazing. 9mo
Linsy Impressive! Also, cutest pic! 😸 9mo
Megabooks Very kind of you!! I‘m sure they will be well loved. 9mo
DivineDiana Quite an achievement! 👏🏻📚❤️ 9mo
BookishClaire Wow!! Well done! I‘m sure people will be very glad to have those books ❤️ 9mo
quirkyreader Oh my! The new homes will love them. 9mo
Liberty @callielafleur I mostly send adult mystery, romance, contemporary fiction, and historical fiction. 9mo
Liberty @ValerieAndBooks 2300. 😬 9mo
Liberty @Soubhiville I got rid of all the books I still hadn‘t read that I moved here with five years ago, all the galleys I had already read, half the finished books I had read and kept, and a lot of unsolicited galleys I was never going to read. 9mo
UglyOldBat That is one cute cat 😻 9mo
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AlaMich
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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My brand-new read! I know very little about that time period—the Weimar Republic of Germany—but I am very interested in learning more about it. #historicalcrime

Simona I read it last summer, and I quite liked it. Enjoy❣️ 10mo
AlaMich @Simona I am so far! 😊 10mo
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hlgreenfield
Der nasse Fisch: Roman | Volker Kutscher
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Back home, but still a week to go of holidays!! Aka gonna be reading a lot over the next few days!
My friend recommended Babylon Berlin the TV show , but I always like to read the book first so I had to buy this. Shame about the TV tie-in cover! It's a fun read so far. Still in the beginning though where we are getting to know the characters!

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Saari84
Der nasse Fisch: Roman | Volker Kutscher
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Das war der erste Band von Kutscher, ewig lag er auf meinem SUB und endlich hab ich mich aufgerafft und war wirklich positiv überrascht!
Ein sympathischer ermittler, ein spannender Plot- was will man mehr?
Ich freue mich schon auf die weiteren Bände

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Saari84
Der nasse Fisch: Roman | Volker Kutscher
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Schon lange liegt das Buch auf meinem Stapel...nun wurde es Zeit für einen Krimi und da ich nächste Woche eh in Berlin bin, was gab es da für eine bessere Wahl?!
#buch #buchliebe #lesen #leseliebe #buchsucht #bibliophile #coffeeandbooks #bookstagram #ilovetoread #kaffeeliebe #bookworm #buecherwurm #berlin

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Simona
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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Crime/detective novel is set in late 20s Berlin. It‘s a solid page turner with good/bad cops, romance, glimpses into criminal underground life/activities, and with background in increasingly stronger political movements (communism, nazism). Recommended to all who needs a little more than just whodunit.

In the picture: Nürnberger Strasse, street where is the home of the main hero - Gereon Rath.

#backpackEurope #Germany ??

sisilia A friend just recommended this to me. Worth the binge reading? 1y
Simona @sisilia It is a page turner, but at the same time story have a few very slow moments and it‘s quite complicated to understand - if you aren‘t familiar with European history. I would recommend it, but not for binge reading ... 1y
sisilia Thank you 😘 1y
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Simona
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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For landmark approval: Gereon, main character is in love with a girl and he drives her to the work on the longer route through city, so he can be with her for a longer time♥️

Brandenburg Gate #backpackEurope

JenP Yup, that is approved. Nice catch! 1y
Dulcinella Congratulations! 1y
Simona @JenP @Dulcinella Thank you 😘 1y
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Kathrin
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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The reference points to different locations and interactions of the MC with locals just gives the story a nice background. Weaved into the plot is the time with its political unrest of the Weimar Republic and the starting rise of the nazi party. All of this sets the stage for a police detective to find several murderers and unravel a complicated case. The MC is stubborn and proud and doesn‘t much hide his ambitions.

Bookmarkie This tv series was pretty well done, too. 2y
Kathrin @Bookmarkie I didn't even know that there is a TV show. 2y
Bookmarkie Yes, @Kathrin, on BBC. I think Netflix was how I watched it. 2y
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Kathrin @Bookmarkie I just watched a trailer on YouTube... looks very violent. I am fine with reading stuff like that, but I have a hard time watching it. 2y
Bookmarkie I did not find it to be graphically violent. 2y
Kathrin @Bookmarkie Maybe they packed it all in the trailer and it just seems like it. 2y
Bookmarkie Perhaps 2y
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tracyrowanreads
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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1. Babylon Berlin. I tried!
2. I usually read over a meal or in bed so it's all or nothing. I do always have at least a glass of water nearby.
3. So many good ones... A perpetual favorite is "Carrington, Letters and Extracts from her Diaries." My hc is falling apart from rereads.
4. Whoever wants to play.
#tuesdytidbits @JenlovesJT47

RadicalReader @tracyrowanreads nothing more refreshing than a glass of water 2y
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Kathrin
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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My reading spot for today. #dogsoflitsy

ladym30 Beautiful and so is your companion!! 2y
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JazzFeathers
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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#7favesin7days 1/7 📚📖❤

* Post a book you love each day for 7 days, without review or comment, with the hashtag #7favesin7days in the post so we can keep it going

rather_be_reading love this! 2y
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belacat
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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A mystery set in the Jazz Age with Louise Brooks on the cover. What could go wrong? I had high hopes for this one, but it moved too slowly for my taste. I'm in no big hurry to see the Netflix series now.

JazzFeathers I read it last year and found the mystery very good, but the historical setting not as accurate as l hoped. Didn't see the TV series yet, but it looks very good 2y
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MrBook
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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#TBRtemptation post 6! This translated book is the first in the Gereon Rath series. Berlin, 1929. Det. Insp. Rath accidentally kills a man and is transferred to Berlin's Vice Squad befriending new boss, Chief Insp. Wolter. During enforcement of a ban on May Day protests, many people are killed or injured, turning into a pr nightmare for the police. When an unidentifiable body is pulled out of the canal, things change. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Maria514626 This sounds decadent and lovely! 2y
CherryPie NPR referred to the TV show as "Cabaret on cocaine" Based on the cover, I expected a bio on Louise Brooks in Germany. A Pabst tell-all. ? 2y
ofbooksandme My mother in law is watching the show and she's in love with it! 2y
Bookmarkie The show is addictive. I watched 4 episodes last night. 2y
JazzFeathers I read the book last year and the mystery was indeed very good. Not so the historical setting. How is the show in that regard? 2y
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Liberty
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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Ooo, I‘ve heard a lot about this series. Excited to read it! 📖

bitterbear I LOVE Louise Brooks... Tag me with your thoughts!! 2y
mrdavidcharles I hear the TV series is great also 2y
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JazzFeathers
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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Well, l'll try to catch up on at least a few of the photo challenges

#AugustLibrary17 #CloudBlueBooks

Half of them, l've already read, half if them are still on my TBR.
The one l enjoyed the most is Babylon Berlin. Yes, l had quite a few issues with the book, but less then the issues l had with the others 😆

RealBooks4ever I tried reading Berlin Alexanderplatz but the characters just didn't speak to me. ☹️ 2y
JazzFeathers @RealBooks4ever You're not the first one l hear that had issues with the book. I suppose l'll just try and see how it goes for me 2y
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JazzFeathers
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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Well, l agree that these novel don't really tell anything fun, but the 1920s are always #FunFunFun for me
#RockInMay

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JazzFeathers
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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I know l'm very late to the party. Couldn't get to it earlier. But this is a small selezione of my books #SetInThe1920s
I have many more in my e-reader

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JazzFeathers
Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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Mehso-so

As a mystery, this novel is very enjoyable. There's a twist half way through that l didn't see coming and it was fantastic.

As an historical novel, it is extremely frustrating. This is supposed to be set in Berlin in 1929, but there is no sense of history and hardly any accuracy. Such a shame...
#SetInThe1920s

Read my full review here http://theoldshelter.com/thursday-quotables-babylon-berlin/

myers85 Good review 😊 3y
JazzFeathers @myers85 Thanks, happy you liked it ^_^ 3y
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