Book Reviews of The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum : Or How Violence Develops and Where It Can Lead (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum : Or How Violence Develops and Where It Can Lead (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum Or How Violence Develops and Where It Can Lead - Penguin Twentieth Century Classics
Author: Heinrich Böll
ISBN-13: 9780140187281
ISBN-10: 0140187286
Publication Date: 6/1/1994
Pages: 144
Rating:
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3.8 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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An experimental novel, set in Germany, about a girl who murders a journalist because of the smear campaign he wages against her. Literary, and not a simple book, the short chapters make it easier to read.
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In this novel, Heinrich Boll turns the mystery story on its head by naming the killer at the outset, then leading the reader back from an act of violence into a complex search for truth.
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I enjoyed this novel very much as the author, Heinrich Boll, did a great job of showing how newspapers can ruin a person's life by publishing lies in order to use the power of their ink. It is an unique mystery story as we are shown the end result of murder and how the violence unfolds throughout the rest of the novel. Although written in 1974 this story is very relevant even today as newspapers are still very active in this practice.