EBOOK DOWNLOAD Der Vogel ist ein Rabe AUTHOR Benjamin Lebert
Able to tell people about how comically bad it is The book is about two young strangers who meet on a long train ride the narrator of the story actually spends most of the novel listening as his traveling companion tells an elaborate story within the story about the reasons he is on this train fleeing Munich for Berlin The traveling companion reminds me a lot like the narrator from The Perks of Being a Wallflower a wide eyed observer who feels and sees and talks about
too much He talks about hanging around with his two older friends much He talks about hanging around with his two older friends of whom have extreme psychological issues and his tale culminates with the extremely large male violently attacking the frail anorexic female sending the boy fleeing for Berlin The whole book is written in short choppy sentences that are tiresome by page one and I have to agree with "the review that calls the book aggressively boring "review that calls the book aggressively boring anyone asks me what the worst book I ve read all year is I ll have the answer ready Weird I loved it Weird short strange I am baffled by the title I m actually somewhat baffled by the whole thing The theme I suppose is young men seeking something desperate from women How young men think a love affair will fix everything An interesting read but somewhat shallow Nowhere as deep as it pretends to be Still enjoyable enough I suppose A perplexing read as deep as it pretends to be Still enjoyable enough I suppose A perplexing read stars off delightfully about travellers connecting on a train ourney and gradually sinks into despair as the themes get darker Th But I ust want you to know that I won t be forgetting this train ride anytime soon For me it was the weirdest train ride ever You can bet I ll be telling people about it foreverNever has a character uttered a truer sentence. He finally reveals to his unsuspecting traveling companion goes into the darkest sphere of human behavior Shocking and raw The Bird is a Raven is the work of a writer at the beginning of a stellar career From the Trade Paperback edition.
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In this first person Novella protagonist Paul shares a sleeper car on the train with Henry who talks talks talks So we get Henry s story in this second hand storytelling Occasional forays into Paul s mind shows he is troubled by something he s returning to In the end Paul s problems are revealed leaving Henry gaping In all it seemed a sophomoric device such as found in beginner creative writing classes Not really original ust reproduced in a 21st century style lots of sex and graphic language Why do I continue to read German translations They re always so odd Not my kind of story very self indulgent author uses two characters who are interchangeable as they have the same view that women exist Alien Disclosure at Area 51 just to taunt them and remind them of the ineptitudes of their existence to express various philosophical musings he maybe shouldve gotten a diary but i liked the weaving stories format and find some of the musings interesting and the sparse writing makes it go uickly good public transport book Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercomMany of CCLaP s German readers will of course already be familiar with author Benjamin Lebert he s a German as well after all whose previous novel Crazy was a big cult hit over there in the early 2000s back when Lebert himself was barely than a a big cult hit over there in the early 2000s back when Lebert himself was barely than a And now we come to his second novel a tiny little volume called The Bird Is a Raven which in actuality is like a novella than anything else A slim 110 pages and in large type as well the book is not much than a chronicle of a conversation between two young German men while on a nighttime train ride from Munich to Berlin it s a long and boring ourney for those Henry and Paul are strangers when they find themselves sharing a sleeping compartment on a night train from Munich to Berlin When they begin to talk their stories appear to be variations on the same theme young guys adrift in the big cit. ,
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Perfect For Intimate Conversations Betweenfor intimate conversations between in a shared bunking carAh but unfortunately for this being such a tiny shared bunking carAh but unfortunately for this being such a tiny there sure are a whole lot of problems with that conversation at the center of "the bird is a raven starting with its "Bird Is a Raven starting with its uneven tone how even as it s ostensibly a re telling of the action based stories that are driving both of these young men from Munich and into Berlin in the middle of a random night it is also filled with the kind of aimless navel gazing ennui that marks the stereotypical okes about indie European arts Alchemic just pages and pages of young males staring balefully out dark train windows while muttering lines such as Oha I am filled with Der Angst and now I wonder perhaps if an angel dies every time a rose sheds ein petal Not to mention that the stories the men tell about their Munich days are kind of offensive and misogynist and gross and dark anyway We Sell Drugs just witness the dour main story Henry s that is entirely populated with repulsive characters doing repulsive things given any opportunity at all to do soBut then it gets even worse than this believe it or not now witness the other young man s story Paul whose entire arc basically existsust to deliver a sitcom like punchline at the very end of the manuscript something so pointless and arbitrarily violent that it ust leaves you scratching your head afterwards and saying the f ck Stupid language loving angst embracing Germans I tells yaOut of 10 22 Can I give this zero stars I received this one for free from a publisher s mailing list There is no way I would have chosen this book otherwise let alone read it I think I only stuck with it because I wanted to be. Y relationships gone wrong broken hearts Henry is running away from a triangle of friendship gone sour; Paul is running away too but as the night unfolds and the train speeds north across the German landscape his story turns ominous What.