Der Brenner und der liebe Gott Ob du es glaubst oder nicht Der Brenner ist wieder da Der Brenner Expolizist und Exdetektiv hat endlich einen guten Job gefunden als Chauffeur Noch nie im Leben hat er sich so wohlgef hlt Aber er w

  • Title: Der Brenner und der liebe Gott
  • Author: Wolf Haas
  • ISBN: 9783423212823
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ob du es glaubst oder nicht Der Brenner ist wieder da Der Brenner, Expolizist und Exdetektiv, hat endlich einen guten Job gefunden als Chauffeur Noch nie im Leben hat er sich so wohlgef hlt Aber er w re nicht der Brenner, wenn es lange dauern w rde, bis wieder was passiert Eine an der Tankstelle gekaufte Tafel Schokolade sorgt f r eine Kette von dramatischen EreigniOb du es glaubst oder nicht Der Brenner ist wieder da Der Brenner, Expolizist und Exdetektiv, hat endlich einen guten Job gefunden als Chauffeur Noch nie im Leben hat er sich so wohlgef hlt Aber er w re nicht der Brenner, wenn es lange dauern w rde, bis wieder was passiert Eine an der Tankstelle gekaufte Tafel Schokolade sorgt f r eine Kette von dramatischen Ereignissen Es beginnt mit einer Kindesentf hrung, und am Ende stehen sieben Begr bnisse

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    1. I don't read a lot of detective books, but picked this up based on Tom Roberge's recommendation and "The Weather Fifteen Years Ago," which is absolutely brilliant. Anyway, the book itself is totally fine and does exactly what it's supposed to do--sets forth a mystery, keeps the reader guessing a bit, includes a bit of sexy, a bit of violence, a few tight situations, all resolved in the end by our intrepid hero, Brenner. But. Haas's writing style annoys the shit out of me. First off, there are a [...]

    2. (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)I'm never a good person to listen to when it comes to crime novels, because I'm not really much of a fan of the genre; and then when it comes to Wolf Haas' Brenner and God, the English debut of what is apparently a hugely popular series in Europe, there's an additional problem, which is that the translation by [...]

    3. Funny in a dark humor sort of way, and I really liked it; it also has one of the ickiest situations in a crime novel I've ever read.Ex-cop Simon Brenner has finally found a profession he actually likes and someone who "understands him better that most adults he's had anything to do with in his life." Brenner works as a chauffeur for the Kressdorfs, the parents of two year-old Helena, with whom he can discuss his problems and worries while he's driving her out on the Autobahn. It's a great arrang [...]

    4. The seventh (I think) in a bestselling German series, here translated for the first time, and I tried to like it. I really did, in part because it was given to me by someone whose taste I admire . . . but I couldn't. It's written in a cockamamie and fiercely irritating third person in which the narrator takes a very animated (intrusive would be another way of putting it) role, continually stepping aside to tell us what he thinks about this or that, to order us to pay attention (in case what he's [...]

    5. Bits and pieces I didn't like. I found the first bit not the most readable, but the last half of this all-too-short book was a blistering read. This seemed a much more mature read than and Resurrection and The Bone Man. After the halfway mark, I couldn't put the book down. It was that good a read. Now I'm stuck waiting for more translations, although it looks like I could read Come, Sweet Death! now. I'm not sure if crime readers will like Brenner because almost everything I've read in Crime has [...]

    6. I liked this short book featuring an Austrian ex-detective turned chauffeur. It was definitely quirky and different, but that's good. The story was told by a somewhat detached narrator who is not identified, and that took some getting used to. This is the first of Haas's books to be translated, and I'm not sure if it's the first in his series or not. Fantasticficion lists it as first, but maybe that's because it was translated first. I'll definitely try another.

    7. Translated from the German by Annie Janusch“Personally, I prefer to look on the positive side of life these days. Not just Murder He Wrote all the time, and who-got-who with a bullet, a knife, an extension cord, or what else I don’t know. Me, I’m far more interested in the nice people now, the quiet ones, the normals, the ones who you’d say—they lead their regular lives, abide by the law, don’t mistake themselves for the good lord when they get up in the morning, just nice tidy lives [...]

    8. Brenner and God is the first of Wolf Haas's Detective Simon Brenner series to be translated from German to English, though it is the seventh book in the series. It seems like an odd place to begin, but I doubt any one would guess. It was the premise that piqued my interest, introducing Brenner, once a police detective, now a personal chauffeur for a two year old girl, Helena. When Helena goes missing from the limousine while Brenner sips espresso in the service station, it is assumed that she ha [...]

    9. This is the seventh book in the "Brenner" series by Austrian writer Haas, but the first to appear in English. I generally hate it when series books are translated out of order, since it always leaves me with a nagging feeling that there's a whole lot of depth and backstory to the protagonist that I'm missing out on. That was especially the case with this book, which employs an unusually intrusive omniscient narrator who offers a snarky running commentary to the proceedings.Brenner is an antidepr [...]

    10. This one is beautiful. And it’s all in the VOICE. I am always happy to find a new Euro cop I can enjoy. For me, Simon Brenner, a disaffected Austrian cop created by (Austrian writer) Wolf Haas is a delightful discovery. The unseen, unnamed narrator Haas assigns to relate this story is one of the truly funny literary voices I have read in a long while. In my opinion, “funny” is the most difficult challenge in any genre of writing. And the more so in mystery writing. Anyone who ever got hook [...]

    11. Brenner and God is a curious book. The story is told through an anonymous narrator who both tells the story and 'talks to' the reader, sometimes telling them what to do ('My dear Swan, pay attention, this is important'). It’s a style that I found increasingly irritating, partly because it comes across as somewhat patronising. There are also a number of what are meant to be profound digressions, providing insights into modern society, but most fall flat. As for the story, it’s a kidnapping st [...]

    12. A fun break. Interesting narrator, third person but from Brenner’s point of view, primarily, and direct address from beginning to end. I like the running patter of observations about memory, desperation, cell phones, police technique, hindsight, a truth written in flames, the Zone of Transparencyl in asides with just the right amount of disjointed, simultaneous breeziness and seriousness.In hindsight it would all be revealed eventually, or frankly, not even all of it, or else Vienna would look [...]

    13. "BRENNER AND GOD is one of the cleverest—and most thoroughly enjoyable—mysteries that I've read in a long time. Wolf Haas is the real deal, and his arrival on the American book scene is long overdue."—Carl HiaasenThink of a Cohen brothers movie adaptation of a Carl Hiaasen novel set in Germany and you're only about halfway to understanding how enjoyable Wolf Haas "Detective Brenner" books are.

    14. What fun, what style, made me laugh out loud. And I liked how the narrator takes the reader by the hand (leading/misleading). Will try to read the series from the beginning in German since the translation indicates a few Austrian jokes/insights worth savouring.

    15. A good mystery although the style reminded me of the dialect many German born Canadians seem to use when speaking Englishd that made the fluidity of reading difficult but not off putting.

    16. Overall, it is a moderately good crime story but the style is very very different to the average crime story. There is a kidnapping and a mystery developers around who did it and why. There are suspects and several men are murdered. The connection does become clear eventually but the story twists and turns Not as you would expect in such a story but as. Result of the actual narration. I did find the style exasperating and was ready to put the book aside several times. I kept reading though to di [...]

    17. Written in a very different way from what I'm used to, but I enjoyed it, as well as the humor, and the story itself. It's a kidnapping/murder mystery.

    18. If you haven’t heard of the insanely talented and clever Wolf Haas, it’s probably because you speak English and live in America. One of the best selling crime fiction authors in Germany and other German speaking countries, as well as Europe, he is best known for his books featuring Simon Brenner – think of Brenner as the German Adrian Monk…sort of – three of which have been made into films ;Komm, süßer Tod (Come Sweet Death), Silentium! and Der Knochenmann (The Boneman). He has won s [...]

    19. I very nearly gave up on this novel at page 83, going to far to shelve it, temporarily as it turned out, on my Did Not Finish shelf; but I kept going because there are so many positive reviews on here, not to mention glowing praise on the covers from people as varied as Carl Hiassen and Jonathan Demme (yes, I know, who'd have thought it?! But he did direct Silence of the Lambs after all.). Wish I could say this is one you need to stick with and then all of a sudden you 'get it'. Not so much. Ins [...]

    20. If you're expecting the traditional American version of an ex-cop, you would be very wrong with Wolf Haas' character Brenner, in the book "Brenner and God." Brenner is a bit slow-witted, possibly slightly depressed kind of ex-cop who takes on the job of being a driver for a two-year-old child of an abortion doctor and her contractor husband. And he does it well, traveling between the two individuals and the child's daycare provider. That is, until the day that he forgets to gas up the car before [...]

    21. This is a very clever murder mystery, written from an unusual and witty authorial viewpoint. The semi-omniscient narrator never identifies or explains himself, yet seems to know some things, and not know other things, and becomes a character in himself. He informs us early in the book that specific terrible things will happen, and when, and they do. This in no way detracts from the pleasures of walking through the poses and plans of the evil Senator, the rich developer and the scheming thugs. Th [...]

    22. Der neue Haas ganz gut eben typisch. Bei manchen Szenen stellt man sich gleich vor wie grauslich das dann verfilmt wird.So sehr ich vom Stilmittel des langsamen behäbigen Romans mit simpler einfältiger Sprache am Anfang begeistert war, so sehr nervt mich mit der steigenden Anzahl der gelesenen Brenner-Romane die ewig gleiche Fadesse.Lieber Wolf Haas (ich glaub unter Auftraggeber und Mörder duzt man sich): Scheiss auf die Quoten für zukünftige Filme und murks endlich den Brenner gaanz grausl [...]

    23. Nach all den Jahren wieder ein Brenner! Allein schon aus Nostalgie habe ich das Lesen sehr genossen und damit die Nacht von Freitag (Erscheinungstag) auf Samstag verbracht. Stilistisch ist alles wie gehabt. Ich vermute sogar, dass kein Buch der Reihe was den Stil angeht so prototypisch ist. Auf "aber interessant" wartete ich wie bei jedem Asterix auf die Piraten und wurde nicht enttäuscht. Der Plot ist okay, kommt aber an die besten Bücher der Reihe nicht ganz heran. Nicht überzeugend ist lei [...]

    24. The storyteller is dead - long live the storyteller!! in the last of the 6 "Brenner" stories which are so special due to the way the lyrical I is speaking to us, he dies Not the main character - no - the person telling is about Brenner, the ex policeman, ex detective. Now he is back and so is this "Mr. Simon" how Brenner is called in the beginning of this roller coaster of a crime story. As usual: written in an incomparable way Haas leads us through Austrian and general human absurdity - seen by [...]

    25. I read this in English. The translation is wonderful because it's such quirky, inventive language full of half-sentences and surprising quasi-sequiturs. I was completely taken in by this story for its plot, yes, since it had me baffled, but more for the telling."But if you're saying, that's despicable, then I unfortunately have to tell you, this was still the nice part of the story.""midnight spaghetti"It's number 7 in a series, I guess, and I'm going to look for number 1 to see if I might devou [...]

    26. Another compelling and original crime novel from Melville House. "Brenner and God" will either captivate or grate on the reader; there's no middle ground due to the highly unusual narrative voice of this novel. My father didn't particularly care for it ("weird") but I found the writing original and frequently hilarious, though hilarious in a fairly dark sense. The "detective," as it were, Brenner, gets in a bit over his head, without losing it completely, as he searchers for a young child that h [...]

    27. My first foray into the work of Wolf Haas, and I may bump this up to 5 stars when I inevitably read it again. A murder-mystery like none-other, thanks to a snarky protagonist and perhaps the most hilarious and off-beat narrator I've ever come across. It takes a little while to get the feel of it, but once I did, I enjoyed the ride. The titular Brenner is an ex-cop in Austria, where he is now a chauffeur for a wealthy couple's little daughter. After she's abducted, Brenner goes on the case, takin [...]

    28. The new English translation is unaccountably unavailable on . I'm so pleased Melville House is bringing this series into English, but why oh why must they--like so many other publishers--begin with a late entry in the series (number 7, I believe)? So infuriating.What sets this book apart--and the series as a whole, from the bits of others I've dipped into in German--is the narrative voice: slangy, vicious, funny, and told from the point of view of an unnamed first person narrator, not the protag [...]

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