Ghosts of Berlin

Ghosts of Berlin❮KINDLE❯ ➜ Ghosts of Berlin ❤ Author Rudolph Herzog – Berlin's hip present comes up against the city's dark past in these seven supernatural tales by the son of the great filmmaker who shares his father's curious and mordant wit The Financial TimesIn the Berlin's hip present comes up against the city's dark past in these seven supernatural tales by the son of the great filmmaker who shares his father's curious and mordant wit The Financial TimesIn these hair raising stories from the celebrated filmmaker and author Rudolph Herzog millennial Berliners discover that the Ghosts of PDF/EPUB ² city is still the home of many unsettled—and deeply unsettling—ghosts And those ghosts are not very happy about the newcomers Thus the coddled daughter of a rich tech executive finds herself slowly tormented by the poltergeist of a Weimer era laborer and a German intelligence officer confronts a troll wrecking havoc upon the city's unbuilt airport An undead Nazi sympathizer romances a Greek emigre while Turkish migrants curse the gentrifiers that have evicted them Herzog's keen observational eye and acid wit turn modern city stories into deliciously dark satires that ride the knife edge of suspenseful and terrifying.


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  • 190 pages
  • Ghosts of Berlin
  • Rudolph Herzog
  • 06 September 2016

10 thoughts on “Ghosts of Berlin

  1. says:

    GOODREADS DELETED MY REVIEW Anyway I loved this book Historical and horror elements can do really well with each other and Herzog does a great job creating vivid scenes and characters Each story is exceptional even though the typical horror tropes eg period blood death you know the drill had me rolling my eyes a little bit It was also cool to be able to read about places I have seen in real life

  2. says:

    A fabulous volume I was less satisfied with the last story but I found the humor dark and honest The stories are framed like documentaries It is one of the best short story collections in a long while I will work my way through the rest of Rudolf Herzog's books

  3. says:

    Last weekend Sunday Sept 22 I walked through the Brooklyn BookFest and promised myself I wouldn't buy any books Or take totes or other swag that I had no room for in my bag I got one tote and I bought one book Not bad given that many of my favorite publishers had booths I met someone I know at the Harvard Review and someone from the NYSL recognized my BA bag A couple others recognized the bag At the Melville House booth I couldn't resist looking at something with Berlin in the title I hadn't promised myself not to look The seller mentioned it was hot off the presses not even on the website yet Short stories about modern Berlin colliding with the past or dead Berlin bursting into the new hipster reality how could I resist that paperback I started it on the train home to Boston the next day Rudolph Herzog is Werner Herzog's son Have I ever seen a WH movie I don't think so The stories kept my interest and of course I loved the local references that had me looking at map The last story gives as good a reason as any for the new airport's extensive delays Rudolph Herzog's short stories show insight into Berlin at least for this Außenseiter

  4. says:

    I stopped halfway and chucked it in the little free library bin I wanted to read ghost stories dammit I tried with The Last Seance Tales of the Supernatural but those were mostly mysteries that were solved by the end of each story The paranormal aspects in Herzog's volume remain unexplained but these weren't ghost stories They were satires of present day society with a ghost thrown in Each story I read made some social commentary with one of the characters having a uirk that could be paranormal The two felt completely disconnected from each other

  5. says:

    off these aren’t ghost stories not by a long shot I decided to read this collection by a writer I’d never heard of before because I was expecting some supernatural creepy ghost stories I didn’t get that at all There are odd events in each story but too vague to be classed as ghosts or even a supernatural event Shoehorning ghosts into the title and blurb of thes e stories is clearly a ploy to dupe readers The stories are just okay but I didn’t think they were anything special The stories are really about how the past can continue to ‘haunt’ the present I wasn’t impressed

  6. says:

    A very slim book that took me ages to readBerlin is my favourite city and I love a good ghost story so I thought this collection of stories would be right up my streetIt was interesting to read about places I'd been to or heard of but the stories themselves were very subtle and went right over my head The last story was the best to read It was a proper horror story with a twist Do we think BER airport has been delayed due to the demonThis book isn't wasn't what I was expecting and I won't bother reading any books by this author

  7. says:

    I can’t remember the last time I read ghost stories but this book caught my eye at the Brooklyn Book Festival I lived in Berlin for a few years and I was truly transported to the city’s winter gloom which is unnerving even without ghosts The book’s mix of hipsters and longtime residents rang true I’d recommend it to anyone with some knowledge about Berlin and it’s complicated history who wants a uick spooky read

  8. says:

    Ghosts of Berlin by Rudolph HerzogPublish Date October 2019 by Melville HouseThis collection of short stories is mesmerizing in its forceful collision of modern day Berlin and the darker days of Nazi Germany Herzog brings these two times together masterfully weaving modern characters with specters trolls and demons The crimes committed still haunt the streets and buildings and airports of the modern city Each story has a uniue focus be it the starvation in the ghettos Nazi sympathizers or laborers’ mass graves Suspenseful creepy and thought provoking Will Berlin ever rid itself of its ghosts Can the modern buildings cover the rubble left behind Herzog would appear to think notThanks to Edelweiss for an advanced reader's copy

  9. says:

    A collection of seven strange and unsettling tales in which inhabitants of contemporary Berlin encounter the ghostly remnants from the past I picked this up uite by chance kinda wish I had happened to pick it up in the original German rather than the English translation as I prefer to read in the original when possible but the stories drew me in nevertheless

  10. says:

    This might not be a great book but it came at the perfect time for me a few weeks after I'd visited and fell in love with Berlin and right around Halloween The writing or perhaps the translation is a little clunky and pedestrian but I enjoyed the way the stories showed how the city's dark past haunts its present

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