RARA-AVIS: Günter Ohnemus (was Re: Recent reads)

From: Duane Spurlock (duane1spur@yahoo.com)
Date: 08 Jun 2009

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     "Karin Montin" kmontin@sympatico.ca jckm2 ecrit:

    .. . . Moving away from Ireland, I picked up The Russian Passenger, by Günter Ohnemus (trans. by John Brownjohn). It's from Bitter Lemon, which really seems to have a great list. I'd never heard of this author or title, but I liked it a lot. It's narrated by a Munich taxi driver (Harry) who picks up a Russian woman (Sonia) who wants to go to the airport. She's kind of nervous and seems to be afraid of being followed. . . .
     The tone is very engaging and the English reads beautifully. I'd definitely read more by Ohnemus if I could get it. Oh, and the ending is definitely noir in my opinion.
      Interesting note from Googling:
      Günter Ohnemus is the translator for Richard Brautigan and Raymond Carver..
    - Duane www.pulprack.com



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