Hilbig’s prose demands sentence-by sentence commitment. It gravitates to the dark and dense, and occasionally surreal.
In this enjoyable novel, Martin Suter has chosen to sidestep depth in favor of colorful characters fine-honing their hopes and dreams..
The writing in this novel depends on winks and nods. You’re invited to be in on a big joke, assuming it is one.
In F, vertigo is often palpable. Evil exists. “The terrifying beauty of things” does, too.
Using her family’s history as a springboard, Julia Franck has created exemplary figures forced to navigate the treacherous shoals of her country’s history.