Leaving Berlin

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  • Title: Leaving Berlin
  • Author: Joseph Kanon
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  1. Joseph Kanon Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Leaving Berlin book, this is one of the most wanted Joseph Kanon author readers around the world.

  2. If you are a fan of Alan Furst, David Downing , Rebecca Cantrell or Jonathan Rabb then this is definitely for you.I am a great fan of what some call Berlin Noir and in this book you can almost taste the grit and smell the grime of post war Berlin.Alex Meier s politics have put him at the forefront of the US communist witch hunts In order to stay in the US he makes a deal with the CIA to be their agent in his native Berlin The book dives straight into the action and doesn t really pause for breat [...]

  3. This is my first Joseph Karon novel and I must say I was a bit disappointed The story never really held my attention and the writing style was awkward Karon never made me feel invested in the characters I never wanted to cheer for any of them or boo the bad guys The plot was too pat Drop in ex Berliner, add water, poof instant spy I would read a little and then put the book down and find that I really had to struggle to pick it up again I just wasn t interested in what happened next.

  4. Joseph Kanon s spy novels reek of authenticity Set in the years immediately following World War II, they conjure up the fear and desperation that hung over Europe in the early days of the Cold War, when it seemed as though open war might well break out between the two emerging superpowers, erstwhile allies.For Leaving Berlin, Kanon has chosen as his setting the bleakest possible time and place rubble strewn Berlin in 1949 as the Allied airlift to embattled West Berlin was underway It was before [...]

  5. World War II is a popular subject in publishing right now But what happened after the war ended, particularly in Germany, seems to remain almost strictly within the spy thriller arena which is a shame, because the years after the war were fraught with danger, political and social quagmire, and tragedy, drama, and valor.Joseph Kanon highlights the dilemmas faced by survivors of the murderous Nazi regime in his masterful, sparely written and haunting Leaving Berlin His protagonist, Alex Meier, is [...]

  6. I acknowledge John LeCarre as the gold standard for a generation of spy novelists, but Joseph Kanon has a warmer heart Forgive the comparison to begin here it helps me understand my reaction to a really great book.I can laugh at LeCarre s witty, sardonic irony and enjoy his beautiful writing till I get to the end of the story which usually leaves me frustrated, if not angry Why No moral resolution Just cold, cynical ambiguity reflecting the heartless world of real politik and its actors politici [...]

  7. I read this book cover to cover but did not find it compelling or a page turner It barely held my attention but I did complete it reading each page This experience is why I call it OK and nothing .

  8. Really loved this and a portrayal of a shattered East Berlin and how no one gets the moral high ground.

  9. There were some very good moments in this book and some other, not so good moments.On the positive side, Kanon is skilled at creating the atmosphere of post war Berlin, both the physical look and feel of the city and also the mindset of the Berliners There have been a number of books written in the past decade that attempt to see into the mind of the post war German Given the atrocities that the Nazis inflicted on so many, I find it difficult to believe that Germans in that era could ever think [...]

  10. What a wonderfully written story Mr Kanon is a fantastic storyteller who takes the reader through some dangerous situations while educating them on what happened after the war ended He does a great job showing how scary Berlin was even several years after the war ended How people were still being sent away for talking against authority.Our office building security guy was in Berlin after the war and as I was reading this book I kept thinking about him and what he might have gone through and if h [...]

  11. 3.75 stars Leaving Berlin is one of the best spy thrillers I ve read It s fast paced, with fast paced dialogue In fact, while reading, I clearly saw this as a movie The screenwriters wouldn t have to do much, just use the book.The story takes place in post war Berlin, in 1949, when there is an East Berlin and a West Berlin The German people are conflicted as to whether they want to be a capitalist society or a socialist The protagonist, Alex Meier, is a Jewish writer who fled Berlin to escape th [...]

  12. East Berlin was a robust setting for all manner of stories for at least 50 years The changing affiliations, nuanced relationships and remnants of WWII animosities leave so much room for a storyteller to spin their tale Leaving Berlin manages to weave in all the elements and include aspects of the US McCarthyism that sends the protagonist back to Berlin post war I had difficulty with the writing style even though I am very familiar with the German authors and characters referenced the dialog is o [...]

  13. I plan to visit Berlin in August so I really wanted to read something that gave me that old Berlin feel Having read some reviews awhile back I thought this would give it to me, but I gave up before any of the good stuff I am sure This book just so boring No character building at all, no established plot by 25% I gave up The narrator on the audio version could possibly have ruined it all on his own, he wasn t the best I have a feelingeventuallyI could have gotten a picture of the old city, post w [...]

  14. Joseph Kanon is a master of complexity and pacing, and this novel of a post WWII divided Berlin is a brilliant example of that.The protagonist is Alex Meier, a well known American author who runs afoul of the House Un American Activities Committee because he refuses to finger fellow Hollywood artists as Communists He has also been through a divorce He is exiled to East Berlin after making a secret deal with the American government to spy for it, in return for one day being able to go back to Ame [...]

  15. A friend of mine lent me this book because she couldn t really make head nor tails of it Even from the start, I could see why it was such a problem for her The subject matter is very interesting I ve always wondered how Germany felt after World War II, not only that they lost the war, but also about the division of their nation into East and West Germany, between Communism and capitalism This book takes place in 1948, when America was airlifting supplies into Berlin while the Soviets were trying [...]

  16. A very good story about conditions in east Berlin after WWII A Jewish writer is coerced by the CIA to return to East Germany or face being blacklisted for having been a socialist prior to the war Faced with the choice Alex Meyer returns to East Berlin and receives a heroes welcome by the communist party The CIA wants him to make contact with an ex girlfriend, Irene, who is now dating a high ranking Russian official The story is complex and intricate The character of Irene is completely captivati [...]

  17. For those who love spy thrillers stage in the aftermath of WW11 Leaving Berlin brings us to 1949 the year of Berlin Airlift, after the roads and railways were closed and the city was partitioned into sectors You needed to cross checkpoints to travel between East and West Berlin and this if you were permitted to do so.Alex Meier is the main player, a novelist and refugee who has returned to Berlin after being expelled from the USA The communists greet him with open arms but soon the CIA will offe [...]

  18. LEAVING BERLIN 2015 Joseph Kanon 1 2.This is the latest espionage novel from Mr Kanon It is a good story with the exception of the first third of the book In that section, Kanon introduces all of the characters who will make up his cast by bringing us to a party hosting our hero, Alex Meier, on his return to Berlin from America It s a good party, but like at most big gatherings, I tend to forget a new name after I am introduced to two others This later comes back and bites me in the butt when I [...]

  19. When I saw the publisher s description for international bestselling author Joseph Kanon s newest novel, Leaving Berlin, I realized I hadn t read a sneaky spy thriller in a long time and that I had only rarely read anything about the Berlin split after World War II I was intrigued by the concept of this novel, which frankly gave me chills A Jewish man escapes the camps to America only to find himself in a rock and a hard place situation that lands him back in Berlin immediately after the war It [...]

  20. Joseph Kanon has written another winner LEAVING BERLIN is a post World War II novel that I would call historical fiction thriller Here is Berlin four years after the Nazis, now not yet totally Stalinist but divided into sectors Alex Meier, a socialist who left Berlin before the war, has returned He lives in the Russian sector.But this book is, most of all, a thriller Meier is recruited by the Americans to spy on his old girlfriend and, not much later, he is recruited by a German Communist And, m [...]

  21. One of the best spy stories I have ever read You will be breathless by the extraordinary climax A complex and devious story devised by a master of prose, a master of suspense Brilliant.

  22. My eyes are closedBut I m not asleep.Snore snore snore.Kanon s weakest novel Slow Boring.I quit after 45%.

  23. DNF at 14% I loved some of Joseph Kanon s books in the past, but this one just doesn t come near the level of The Good German or Los Alamos, my favorite The writing is strange, sentences cut up into little bits for no reason It is cold, and no character really stands out You don t want to know what happens to them, and you don t care why they do things The plot is slow and not very original I liked learning about the historical period, but it s not enough to hold my attention through a whole no [...]

  24. This is really, really good I think the dialogue is terrific and I love the fact that there is a lot of it The first chapter is full of things happening and it s important to pay close attention to everything Kanon is showing you The historical context was evident every step of the way, the appalling situation in East Berlin and East Germany as the Soviets control the losers and begin to close of all exits to the west I think if you don t know anything about this period in history, and it s igno [...]

  25. I ve always enjoyed Joseph Kanon s books, which are thrillers set in various places around the world, but all taking place shortly after World War II Kanon mines that same ground over and over because it s one of the richest veins of material you could ever hope to find The war ended, but not the fighting It was just a different kind of battle and the players shifted around No Allies fighting Nazis, now it s the Cold War, with Berlin being dead center in the new conflict.Alex Meier was a celebr [...]

  26. Everyone is spying on everyone else in this post WWII espionage novel set in Berlin during its infamous airlift in 1949 The city is divided into sectors British, French, Soviet and US and resides in the Soviet Zone of the country The currency of value is intelligence, as the city tries to drag itself out of the rubble that still litters its streets.The novel therefore is a great primer on the immediate post war climate in Germany the legacy of the Nazis, the returning exiles trying to regain los [...]

  27. Leaving Berlin is the last novel that was picked for the Richard and Judy Autumn book club 2015 here in the UK and I approached this book with slight trepidation I m afraid to say as I m not really a huge fan of espionage novels Could this book change my mind Well, it had its moments for sure and there were some points where I thought I was going to give it four stars but then others where I have to be honest, I was fighting to stay awake I kept reading because of those four star moments but unf [...]

  28. Four and a half stars I have found Mr Kanon s books to be inconsistent some great, some not so great This is another of the great ones Here Mr Kanon explores a subject I ve not seen done before East Berlin immediately 1948 49 after WW II The Russians have taken over, and many idealistic, hopeful Germans are seeking to embrace the new Socialist order, despite their raw memories of the brutal Russian invasion and the obvious similarities of the repressive Russian occupation to the Nazi government [...]

  29. Why I read Given my interest in Eastern Europe, there was little doubt I would find Leaving Berlin interesting Thank goodness it was on Net Galley Not only was I extremely excited about reading the book because of the subject topic, but in addition I have read Joseph Kanon before, specifically his book, the Istanbul Passage and was than a little intrigued to read his latest book Review If there were one word I would use to describe Leaving Berlin , it would be riveting The book perfectly captur [...]

  30. This was an excellent read Starts a little slow but once it gets moving Wow Would love if this becomes a film at some point Read on and enjoy

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