17 Feb 2013

Praise for my ‘short story’

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Earlier this year I published an excerpt from “Luck of the Weissensteiners” as short story on Readwave. This short comment is just too good to keep to myself.

  • The historical genre is not something that I usually go for but this was a solidly written piece of highly entertaining mainstream fiction with compelling characters and a fast paced story. If this is typical of the authors full length works, then I’m sure they enjoy a loyal and enthusiastic readership.

The full excerpt can be found here: http://readwave.com/party-for-jonah-weissensteiner_s1704?utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=story_page&utm_campaign=new_comment Here is the beginning of the story:

Party for Jonah Weissensteiner

Bratislava 1942

The New Year’s Eve party at the manor house was once again the social event of the year. It was one of the few occasions where time seemed to have reverted to the ‘good old days of the monarchy’ during which so many of the guests had enjoyed privileges they were no longer accustomed to in the new and independent Slovakia. Many rich Hungarians had opted to stay here after the Great War hoping that it would be easier to keep their properties and money. They were concerned about the political instability of a republican Hungary where old enemies might seek retribution for the abuse of power and position but more so they feared a Bolshevik revolution. In the Czechoslovak state they had seen a tumbling of their influence at first due to the dominance of the Czech aristocracy followed by the German military leaders and their emerging Slovak ‘puppet’ politicians. The Hungarians were equally unpopular with the emerging intelligentsia and players of the Slovak society who still had their reservations against their former Magyar oppressors. To some it seemed a high price to pay for evading the threat of Communism. At the manor house ball however, all of these problems seemed forgotten or unimportant. The Countess did not tolerate heated debate or disagreement in her house. As a charitable and generous woman she was a shining example of a respectable modern Hungarian and a role model to her countrymen. The players in the current Slovak high society who had taken a shine to her also felt more positive to her countrymen. With her gift for diplomacy

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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.
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