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Metropolis: Bernie Gunther 14 de Philip Kerr
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Metropolis: Bernie Gunther 14 (2019 original; edició 2019)

de Philip Kerr (Autor)

Sèrie: Bernie Gunther (1928⎪14)

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"New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr treats readers to his beloved hero's origins, exploring Bernie Gunther's first weeks on Berlin's Murder Squad. A portrait of Bernie Gunther in his twenties: He's young, but he's seen four bloody years of trench warfare. And he's not stupid. So when he receives a promotion and a ticket out of Vice squad, he knows he's not really leaving behind the criminal gangs, the perverse sex clubs, and the laundry list of human corruption. It's 1928 and Berlin is a city on the edge of chaos, where nothing is truly verboten. But soon a new wave of shockingly violent murders sweeps up society's most vulnerable, prostitutes and wounded ex-soldiers begging on the streets. As Bernie Gunther sets out to make sense of multiple murders with different MOs in a city that knows no limits, he must face the fact that his own police HQ is not immune. The Nazi party has begun to inflitrate the Alex, Berlin's central office, just as the shakey Weimar government makes a last, desperate attempt to control a nation edging toward to the Third Reich. It seems like the only escape for most Berliners is the theater and Bernie's no exception. As he gets deeper into the city's sordid underground network, he seeks comfort with a make-up artist who is every bit a match for his quick wit and increasingly sardonic view of the world. But even this space can't remain untouched, not with this pervasive feeling that everything is for sale in Berlin if you're man enough to kill for it"--… (més)
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Títol:Metropolis: Bernie Gunther 14
Autors:Philip Kerr (Autor)
Informació:Quercus (2019), 400 pages
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This ironically final novel in the Bernie Gunther series takes the reader back to the beginning of Gunther's career as a Berlin homicide detective. It is late in the 1920s, Germany still smarts from its defeat in WWI and is recovering from the crippling inflation of the post-war years. Communists, socialists and various right wing groups, including the nascent Nazi Party recruit and battle in the streets. Berlin suffers all the ills of a large city and seems steeped in vice as a bad economy puts more prostitutes and beggars on the streets. Both groups become the targets of serial killers: first a madman clubbing streetwalkers to death and scalping them, then a killer targeting crippled war veterans. Are these the crimes of a psychotic killer, or political statements about the government's failure to clean up the city? Bernie plunges into investigation of this his first major case, an investigation that takes him into high society of film directors and into the lowest bars catering to criminals. Philip Kerr's death in 2018 ends this series. ( )
  ritaer | Mar 24, 2021 |
L'un des meilleurs opus de Philippe Kerr. Riche, construite, précise et évocatrice. ( )
  Nikoz | Feb 5, 2021 |
A little dark, but still satisfying mystery hitting all the typical Bernie Gunther tropes. Historically accurate too, 1928 era Berlin, rang true for me. ( )
  charlie68 | Dec 9, 2020 |
This review covers the following books:
Other Side Of Silence
Metropolis
Prussian Blue
Greeks Bearing Gifts

These four books concluded the Bernie Gunther series for me and sorry I am to get to the end.

If you are not a detective genre fan then stop reading now, for you may get your eyes opened!

Set in Nazi Germany, Bernie Gunther is in the classic detective mold. Hard bitten, soft spot for a swell dame, has scruples, a conscience, and a gun. Runs off at the mouth to the wrong people about things they don’t want to hear and somehow manages not to get killed. This is surprising as his employers are very high level SS.

They main villains are the Nazis and all are real characters from history. One of the nice touches is the historical footnotes at the end of the books where their real fates are listed. A surprising number of them were not tried as war criminals and died peacefully in their beds, unlike their victims.

This is a long series covering the rise of the Nazis in the 1930s right up to the 1950s. There is no glamourising anything about war or the actions of the participants in these books.

That’s the scenario, but here’s the thing. When all is said and done it is a detective novel. There is a crime, some suspects, and a detective trying to work out who did what. It’s a simple idea, there is lots of moral philosophising and some skull cracking but nothing that you cannot understand, (yes even you who look down on detective novels.)

But here’s another thing and this is where the magic comes into it. We all know the plot, and generally most of the characters, so the real skill is in the characterisation, plot structure and dialog.

Any fool can write a one-off novel based on an highly intellectual promise (he says) but try writing the same novel over and over again and yet each time making it authentic. Not any fool can do that (he says).

If you are sceptical of this, why has Sherlock Holmes endured? Look at a list of Booker Prize winners and see how many of them are household names like Lee Child, Conan Doyle, Raymond Chandler, Ian Ranking, Agatha Christie, to name but a few, also, see how many of those Booker winners are relatively unknown now, or even only 10 years after they won their Booker. Better yet, see how many books they sold compared to the list of crime authors above, but I have no doubt that you confuse popular with prosaic.

Believe me, one day all you book snobs will get what’s coming to you, then you’ll be begging some jaded, low life, philandering, alcoholic, washed up detective to come and save you.

Well mister, if you ain’t some drop dead, gorgeous, red headed, dame then you may as well kiss your sorry, snobbish arse goodbye. And good riddance I say.
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  Ken-Me-Old-Mate | Sep 24, 2020 |
The last posthumous work by Kerr who I think was the best detective and historical fiction writer of our era. His works eerily open windows through history and fiction that speaks to us today especially as regards contemporary politics in 1920s Berlin and the US today. All his Bernie Gunther novels are worth reading especially on a mindless beach. ( )
  JayLivernois | Sep 20, 2020 |
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"New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr treats readers to his beloved hero's origins, exploring Bernie Gunther's first weeks on Berlin's Murder Squad. A portrait of Bernie Gunther in his twenties: He's young, but he's seen four bloody years of trench warfare. And he's not stupid. So when he receives a promotion and a ticket out of Vice squad, he knows he's not really leaving behind the criminal gangs, the perverse sex clubs, and the laundry list of human corruption. It's 1928 and Berlin is a city on the edge of chaos, where nothing is truly verboten. But soon a new wave of shockingly violent murders sweeps up society's most vulnerable, prostitutes and wounded ex-soldiers begging on the streets. As Bernie Gunther sets out to make sense of multiple murders with different MOs in a city that knows no limits, he must face the fact that his own police HQ is not immune. The Nazi party has begun to inflitrate the Alex, Berlin's central office, just as the shakey Weimar government makes a last, desperate attempt to control a nation edging toward to the Third Reich. It seems like the only escape for most Berliners is the theater and Bernie's no exception. As he gets deeper into the city's sordid underground network, he seeks comfort with a make-up artist who is every bit a match for his quick wit and increasingly sardonic view of the world. But even this space can't remain untouched, not with this pervasive feeling that everything is for sale in Berlin if you're man enough to kill for it"--

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