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Berlin by Bea Setton

3 reviews

naddl0r's review against another edition

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dark funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

This is so difficult to review. Obviously plus points for it's setting in Berlin and me living here, too.
Besides that it's a great example of how running, especially long distance running, can be a form of self-harm. Plenty of ED behavior in this book.
But it has some really funny and relatable parts and even though the main protagonist is quite unlikeable and I don’t necessarily agree with her actions, I GET her in more aspects than I like to admit.

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jennyg73's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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sea_burglar's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

I liked the writing, but I felt relieved when I finished the book. I kept reading only because of the descriptions of the Berlin atmosphere and the occasional German words. 

I pulled out my keys and let myself into the courtyard of 105 HuberStraße, feeling as exhausted as Bilbo on his safe return to Bag End.
 
And thanks to Bea Setton, I decided to reread The Hobbit. 

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