Sunday, April 18, 2010

Slow Progress

I'm working on The Good German, but it's slow going.  I like it, but for some reason I'm just not picking it up that much.  It takes place in Berlin right after the end of World War II, as the Americans, British, and Russians are trying to put the city back together.  The main character, Jake, is an American journalist who previously served in the army in Berlin, and left a (married) woman he loved there.  Now, of course, he's trying to find her.  And while looking for her, he stumbles upon a murdered man, a G.I., who's pockets are stuffed with cash.

I like it.  I've never given a lot of thought to what it must have been like in Berlin after the end of the war, the amount of destruction.  But it's slow going.

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