Tells an unaffected, gritty, exciting story that you can immediately imagine as a film
An intoxicating sequence of scenes, with the sober realization that nothing can end well here
A restless novel written in clear language by a dramatist used to condensing events into vivid scenes.
Schimmelpfennig the novelist, like the playwright, succeeds in making his characters lively and believable with just a few strokes
The panorama of characters is intoxicating
A breathless noir novel full of fragile characters, an a powerfully compelling read - the pages practically turn by themselves