05 Aug 2015

A warming review for CONDITIONS on the devilwinds.blogspot

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Since I cannot re-blog from blogspot, here is the link to the original post with the review of Conditions on the marvellous blog by award nominated author Inge H Borg


New 5-Book-June 2015

Here is the excerpt from her review:

Christoph Fischer has a Condition – And it’s Electrifying

My Review of Christoph Fischer’s

ConditionsCover for Goodreads

Only too often, readers seem to insist on a neat package to put a book to rest. Give them murder, car chases, gun fights, and sickly-sweet endings. Then they can forget the name of the author, forget the title…they’re done. Next!

Luckily, there are writers who won’t let us off the hook so easily. I have followed Christoph Fischer’s writing for some time now, so I am already a fan. But withConditions, he truly challenged me. It wasn’t a question of IF I would like it, but what did it bring out in me.

Granted, not much seems to happen on the surface. The fascination with the story are the subtleties about the interactions between Charles’s diverse friends, all with their own quirks, their own problems, but most importantly their own support of a friend who tries as best he can with a “condition.”

The writing, while subtle, brings out intense conflicts among them. The book, like life itself, doesn’t end in a neat package. Instead, to me, it made me wrangle with the one overwhelming condition that wove Charles’s friends together:Empathychristoph-fischer

It made me wonder: Would I have it in me to be such a supportive friend to someone with a “condition”? I am ashamed to admit: I am not sure. The question haunts me.

With me, Christoph Fischer achieved his goal: he made me think real hard about Conditions.


When Charles and Tony’s mother dies the estranged brothers must struggle to pick up the pieces, particularly so given that one of them is mentally challenged and the other bitter about his place within the family. The conflict is drawn out over materialistic issues, but there are other underlying problems which go to the heart of what it means to be part of a family which, in one way or another. has cast one aside. Prejudice, misconceptions and the human condition in all forms feature in this contemporary drama revolving around a group of people who attend the subsequent funeral at the British South Coast. Meet flamboyant gardener Charles, loner Simon, selfless psychic Elaine, narcissistic body-builder Edgar, Martha and her version of unconditional love and many others as they try to deal with the event and its aftermath.

On Amazon: http://smarturl.it/CONDITIONSCFFBook_marketing2-lrg

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/529337

On iTunes: https://itun.es/i6LL8nt

Nook Book Link: http://ow.ly/LMhGM

On Goodreads: http://ow.ly/C0Ziw

On Facebook: http://ow.ly/C0ZqX

I’m currently working on CONDITIONED, a sequel that is scheduled for release this fall.

written by
Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

4 Responses to “A warming review for CONDITIONS on the devilwinds.blogspot”

  1. Sarah (S.R.) Mallery says:

    Looks like another winner, Christoph! On my TBR pile, for sure…. Congrats!!

  2. Teagan says:

    That’s lovely, Christoph. Congratulations.


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