Leaving Berlin

Joseph Kanon (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Washington Square Press
Publish Date
March 01, 2016
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.3 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781476704654
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About the Author

Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award-winning author of The Accomplice, Defectors, Leaving Berlin, Istanbul Passage, Los Alamos, The Prodigal Spy, Alibi, Stardust, and The Good German, which was made into a major motion picture starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

INTERNATIONAL PRAISE FOR LEAVING BERLIN:

"If you are looking for a combination of le Carre and Graham Greene, Leaving Berlin will do the trick perfectly. . . . One of the most exciting books I have read for years."--Alexander McCall Smith, Mail on Sunday (London), named Book of the Year
"Engaging. . . . deftly captures the ambience of a city that's still a wasteland almost four years after the Nazis' defeat. . . . Kanon keeps the story humming along, enriching the main narrative with vignettes that heighten the atmosphere of duplicity and distrust."--The New York Times Book Review
"Joseph Kanon's thought-provoking, pulse-pounding historical espionage thriller [is] stuffed with incident and surprise. . . . Mr. Kanon, author now of seven top-notch novels of period political intrigue, conveys the bleak, oppressive, and creepy atmosphere of occupied Berlin in a detailed, impressive manner. . . . Leaving Berlin is a mix of tense action sequences, sepia-tinged reminiscence, convincing discourse and Berliner wit."--Wall Street Journal
"The old-fashioned spy craft, the many plot twists and the moral ambiguities that exist in all of the characters make Leaving Berlin an intriguing, page-turning thriller.There's also a star-crossed love story -- and an airport farewell -- that might remind some readers of Bogie and Bergman. But it's the author's attention to historical detail -- his ability to convey the sights, sounds and feel of a beaten-down Berlin -- that makes this book so compelling."--Ft. Worth Star Telegram
"Kanon, who writes his novels at the New York Public Library, conjures from there a Berlin of authentic menace and such hairpin turns that Leaving Berlin evokes comparisons to John LeCarre and Alan Furst. Such good company."--New York Daily News
"Not for nothing has Kanon - whose previous books include The Good German, which was made into a film starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett, has been compared to the suspense masters Graham Greene and John LeCarre. He's certainly in the ballpark."--Buffalo News
"A pleasure from start to finish, blending literary finesse with action, this atmospheric historical thriller will appeal not only to Kanon's many fans but to those who enjoy Alan Furst, Philip Kerr, and other masters of wartime and postwar espionage fiction."--Library Journal (starred)
"Another compelling, intellectually charged period piece byKanon, who works in the shadows of fear as well as anyone now writing."--Kirkus Reviews
"Kanon, like Alan Furst, has found a landscape and made it his own. In fact, the two writers make outstanding bookends in any collection of WWII fiction, Furst bringing Paris just before and during the war to vivid life, and Kanon doing the same for Berlin in its aftermath."--Booklist
"Story, suspense, substance, and style are inextricably linked in a work that masterfully exploits and exquisitely transcends spy-genre possibilities."--Washington Independent Review of Books
"Galloping and compulsive...I can't imagine anyone putting it down.... Admirably atmospheric, the picture of the ravaged Berlin excellently done... An enjoyable thriller, high-class entertainment."--Allan Massie, the Scotsman
"An unforgettable picture of a city wrecked by defeat and riddled withbetrayal. Brilliant."--Kate Saunders, The Times
"Kanon brings the hardships and moral decay of post-war Berlin to lifein glorious detail, ratcheting up the suspense as Meier tries to escape the netclosing in on all sides. Absorbing."--Sunday Express