Monday, September 14, 2009

Glauser, Friedrich: Fever (09.04.09)

Sergeant Studer finds himself in Paris at the start of the book, then Basel and Bern before returning to Paris and then travelling to a Moroccan outpost of the Foreign Legion in disguise in this very complicated tale of murder and greed. possibly because of the numerous changes in location and the occasional unexplained coincidences, I found this less satisfying than the books firmly set nin Switzerland while still admiring the excellence of the plotting and the economical use of language. As I have mentioned before, how much of one's appreciation is due to the translator rather than the originator is hard to decide though it must be assumed that the style of the former has to match that of the latter as closely as possiblt to prudce a satisfactory result

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