#1 of the Spiegel bestseller list: Colours of Farewell by Bernhard Schlink
It's rare for a book of stories on the German-speaking market, but it happens in few select cases: Bernhard Schlink's Colours of Farewell has shot to #1 of the Spiegel bestseller list.
There has been a lot of enthusiastic press for Colours of Farewell – here are the first quotes:
»In his latest book, the 76-year old Schlink is convincing with his precise style, making sentiments and scenes vivid in just a few words.«
Sabine Kleyboldt / Kölnische Rundschau, Cologne
»This book, luminous in its many nuances, immediately captures the reader and doesn’t let go.«
Janina Fleischer / Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, Hannover
»His prose is accessible to any reader; written in a clear, calmly flowing language that doesn’t need stylistic effects.«
Ursula März / Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Cologne
»Few other writers are capable of filling pages with such simple elegance.«
Günter Keil / Landshuter Zeitung
»Those reading Bernhard Schlink’s new book Colours of Farewell will find themselves surrounded by the intense mood of Indian summer.«
Heribert Vogt / Rhein-Neckar Zeitung, Heidelberg
»A melancholy transience and futility settle over quite a number of these stories. But unlike Schlink’s earlier work, they often end in an upbeat tone.«
Martin Ebel / Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich
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