12 Feb 2013

Two reviews in one day: The Indie Tribe

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Two reviews in one day – it must be Pancake Tuesday!

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THE LUCK OF THE WEISSENSTEINERS by Christoph Fischer

The story is set in three European countries, each affected by war and political intrigue.
It starts in Bratislava in 1933, when the heroine, Greta Weissensteiner meets and is immediately attracted to a young bookseller. The writer’s skill is evident this early on when he successfully depicts the difference in these two lovers. Two quite different characters, she a serious, quite old fashioned young lady, he a mischievous, devil may care romantic. Christoph Fischer captures the differences beautifully, together with the internal battles of each character to overcome them.
But such minor conflicts pale into insignificance as the full story takes over. It is, effectively, an incredibly powerful holocaust story, a tale which throws two families, one Jewish, one catholic, into turmoil.
Enduring love is challenged by the horrors of war, and the writer makes you care about each and every character.
It is not so much about the victims of the holocaust itself, as those on the edge of it, experiencing the heartache of it all, without the actual physical contact.
The Luck of the Weissensteiners is the first of a planned trilogy, the complete work looking set to become a classic of our time.
This is not a book that you will read and immediately forget. The effects of it will linger on, and that is the mark of a truly talented author.
Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria.
He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he is still resident today. ‘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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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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