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Really, there are only two stories that betray any semblance of sentimentality, or hope — “Ziggy Stardust,” in which two childhood friends come together and move apart over the course of their lives, and the final story, “Happy Ending With Sticky Tape” — aptly titled, and a bit more experimental in content.

You realize you’re in the hands of a master, that his apparently simple writing is anything but, and that Biller not only sees but understands. Tom Weber rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Zukigomori marked it as to-read Bil,er 04, The thing about these stories is that rather than rooting for any of the characters in the collection, I found myself rooting hiller for mankind Invariably, the tosomething male and female protagonists seem to have some history of love though we’re never privy to that foundation that has gone horribly awry, such that they’re left trapped in some kind of distorted version of love.


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Set mainly in Germany and the Czech Republic, with side trips to Tel Aviv, France, and New York, these wry, elliptical narratives wsra the passions and the discontents of men and women who vanish from each other’s lives and reappear without notice, and whom Biller often catches at the moment of confronting the mystery of what keeps them together, or what has driven them apart.

Gigi Vanghoul marked it as to-read Jan 24, I came upon this lean collection of short stories by Maxim Biller billwr reading Francesca Mari’s review of the book in The New Republic in which she contrasted Biller with Raymond Carver.

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Sebastian marked it as to-read Jun 11, But it’s not the brevity or simplicity that marks Biller’s style, it’s that for a collection of “love stories,” his tales and characters are stripped of any apparent remnant of emotion or sentimentality that are more typical of the kind of characters that inhabit Carver’s world but I’ll leave the Carver contrasts to Ms.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Maxim Biller is a German author, although he was born in Prague and only moved to Germany when he was ten years old. Erio rated it did not like it Feb 19, It’s not that relationships don’t go this way in real life — they do — and so I suspect these stories will indeed resonate with some. Patrik Harbusch marked it as to-read Jan 18, After that we sleep side by side, we wake up, it’s morning, I go into the bathroom again, and when I come back the smell of the bedroom tells me that I absolutely must spend the next night alone.


As the title suggests, most of these stories are portraits of love, or rather relationships.

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Literary soirees have their limits; one of them is the time limit. In Biller published his second novel in Germany Esra.

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KG, Verlag first published esta A ewra in “Aviva’s Back,” says, “I watched Aviva [his daughter] for a while – and felt nothing. Christopher rated it liked it Dec 15, You don’t always have to feel something at the sight of your child, I told myself In other stories, Biller isn’t afraid to reveal the bleakest inner thoughts of his characters.

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viller It took a long time before fellow authors started to express solidarity with Biller. Get to Know Us. Write a customer review. Dunya Fieuw rated it liked it Feb 02, Ronit Ziv added it Sep 15, Preview — Esra by Maxim Biller.