Jan 23, 2022

Leaving Berlin: A Novel

Leaving Berlin: A Novel By {author, Free Read Leaving Berlin: A Novel - by Joseph Kanon Free Read Leaving Berlin: A Novel - by Joseph Kanon - Leaving Berlin: A Novel, Leaving Berlin A Novel New York Times Notable Book Named one of NPR and Wall Street Journals Best Books of the Year The acclaimed author of The Good German deftly captures the ambience The New York T

  • Publisher‏:‎ Atria Books; Reprint edition (March 3, 2015)
  • Publication date‏:‎ March 3, 2015
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 7442 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 385 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Not Enabled

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Leaving Berlin: A Novel

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  1. This is the first Joseph Kanon so I had no expectations prior to reading the novel I will not summarize the plot since other reviewers have accurately done so.The heart of the story is a a spy novel The spy story begins at a moderate pace since the main protagonist a famous novelist is an amateur, expelled from the U.S for refusing to testify before Congress He, agrees to inform the Americans what he hears from conversation As the tasks and risks increase exponentially, the becomes a rousing ser [...]


  2. Best spy novel I ve read in a long time Kanon knows the period, the politics and the traps that people fell into, their instinctive solidarity with socialism enmeshing them in the messy business of a soviet occupation Alex Meier, a Jewish writer who fled Germany after being briefly imprisoned by the Nazis and set free by a bribe has been living in LA His marriage in tatters, he has a 10 year old American son He is forced to leave the U.S deported and makes a secret deal with the CIA that he can [...]


  3. I m not sure how I feel about this book Had I not been trapped, with nothing else to read, I might not have finished the novel, and the ending was the best part I have difficulty with books when the author does not write complete grammatical sentences I spend too much time trying to fill in the blanks, add punctuation, and rescue dangling modifiers from dubious fates I finally just gave up and by then I was sixty pages into the book and slightly lost I had to read the flap on the book jacket to [...]


  4. Kanon seems to captures Berlin during the airlift, piles of rubble, plans to rebuild but shortages of everything, and the propaganda painting the other side as just horrible with one character who is stuck in East Berlin after having returned from America where he was suspected of being a communist being the only person to be able to see both sides for what they were The protagonist is a German Jewish writer who has returned to his home country as a prize of the Socialist Unity Party which is tr [...]


  5. Leaving Berlin is than an outstanding spy story It has excellent characters and a fast moving plot It provides fascinating insights into how ordinary people can be and were manipulated into taking immoral actions through desperation, greed or self preservation sometimes simply through their silence and how they are able to live with the consequences Leaving Berlin is not a judgmental novel and we are left wondering whether we would have acted any differently to those who have committed murder or [...]


  6. Loved this book I was completely caught up in it from the outset, fascinated by the descriptions of post war Berlin and by the nuances of the struggle for power between the Soviet and emerging East German regimes Agents, double agents and conspirators all with different agenda brilliant portrayl of how the protagonist relies on his plotting skills to stay just ahead and work out who is the greater threat and obstacle to achieving his goal and of the desire for art and artists, writers and intell [...]


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