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This story begins as a kind of detective, with the Swiss inspector B rlach in the leading role again From the previous book, The judge and his executioner we already knew that B rlach was terminally ill and only had oneyear to live We now see him immediately after a major operation, recovering in a hospital But the blood creeps where it cannot go, and still on his hospital bed the inspector gets intrigued by the search for a former Nazi doctor It is quite amusing to follow B rlach s This story begins as a kind of detective, with the Swiss inspector B rlach in the leading role again From the previous book, The judge and his executioner we already knew that B rlach was terminally ill and only had oneyear to live We now see him immediately after a major operation, recovering in a hospital But the blood creeps where it cannot go, and still on his hospital bed the inspector gets intrigued by the search for a former Nazi doctor It is quite amusing to follow B rlach s way of thinking, and to be completely swallowed up in his growing suspicion.But unfortunately, in the second part, the story takes a rather unlikely turn B rlach is admitted to the hospital led by the suspect doctor He is quite sure that he will be able to expose the man, or rather, that he will expose himself But for some reason D rrenmatt is moving away from the path and his story turns into a grotesque, with the human evil in the leading role All kinds of repulsive figures emerge a murderous dwarf, a horrible old woman that before his eyes turns into a handsome appearance, a religious fanatical nurse and finally the suspected Nazi doctor himself, who in a very long argument relates his nihilistic beliefs for pages on end It seems as if we ended up in a narrative of E.T.A Hoffmann the gothic elements are all around And then finally, there s the very weak ending of this story No, with The judge and his hangman D rrenmatt had impressed me, but unfortunately, this is a derailed story that didn t really captivate me [[ DOWNLOAD BOOK ]] ⇥ Der Verdacht ⇡ Kommiss r B rlach liegt im Krankenhaus Todkrank liest er in der Zeitschrift Life einen Artikel ber den ber chtigten Nazi Arzt Nehle, der im KZ Stutthof ohne Narkose operierte Der Mann auf dem Foto kommt ihm unheimlich bekannt vor It does have thrillerish elements, but actually it feelslike a stage play by Durrenmatt, with long monologues from each of the main characters Really interesting moral dilemmas though and discussions of beliefs and human nature, particularly relevant in the post WW2 world of nihilism. I liked this, but not as much as Friedrich s first detective novel, Der Richter und sein Henker In fact, I don t think this one is a detective novel at all, butlike a thriller The novel features Komiss r B rlach, Friedrich s indomitable detective from the first novel, and starts where we left off This is in a hospital bed, and B rlach is told he has another year to live, when he gains the unshakable suspicion that the much respected head of a local clinic is in reality a Nazi war crimin I liked this, but not as much as Friedrich s first detective novel, Der Richter und sein Henker In fact, I don t think this one is a detective novel at all, butlike a thriller The novel features Komiss r B rlach, Friedrich s indomitable detective from the first novel, and starts where we left off This is in a hospital bed, and B rlach is told he has another year to live, when he gains the unshakable suspicion that the much respected head of a local clinic is in reality a Nazi war criminal.I am not going to spoil the fun for you, but half way through, the novel develops into somethingakin to an Alfred Hitchcock thriller than an Hercule Poirot mystery And there would be nothing wrong with this as such, but half way through something else changes B rlach seems to lose his sharply penetrating criminal mind and turns into a powerless old man, and I did not like that transformation I did not like it because it felt oddly out of character there was no obvious reason why our protagonist should allow himself to become powerless, and indeed he did not succeed in freeing himself from a predicament in the plot through his own devices, but came to rely entirely on luck, and on the unplanned assistance of others.If Friedrich intended to play with the conventions of detective novels by turning his hero into a powerless victim half way through the plot, fair enough At least if that was his intention, I understand why the plot developed in this way But if he planned to do this, I think there would have been ways to do thisconvincingly It is 1948 in Bern, Switzerland and Chief Inspector B rlach, just days away from retirement, is recovering from surgery that confirms he has, at most, a year to live He reads a story in Life magazine about a sadistic, Mengele esque concentration camp doctor who performed surgeries without anesthesia The only known picture of the doctor, even though it just shows his eyes, causes B rlach s doctor to react with shock, setting off an unpredictable chain of events As in The Judge and his Executio It is 1948 in Bern, Switzerland and Chief Inspector B rlach, just days away from retirement, is recovering from surgery that confirms he has, at most, a year to live He reads a story in Life magazine about a sadistic, Mengele esque concentration camp doctor who performed surgeries without anesthesia The only known picture of the doctor, even though it just shows his eyes, causes B rlach s doctor to react with shock, setting off an unpredictable chain of events As in The Judge and his Executioner, B rlach tries to orchestrate the action, even though he is in a hospital bed during the entire course of the story But this time he loses control of events until a mysterious friend comes to his aid.My favorite passage in this story is when B rlach, whose life is devoted to seeking justice, describes his philosophy of life We should all be Don Quixotes with a little heart and a kernel of reason who fight not against windmills but against ogres of brutality and deceit 1 This conversation alone makes this short novel a worthwhile read.Translated into English most recently as Suspicion not sure how earlier translators decided upon The Quarry , this is the second and last of the Inspector B rlach mysteries If you choose to read these two books, be sure to do so in order I suspect that film maker David Lynch was greatly inspired by B rlach and the cast of eccentric characters that filled his world 1 Don Quijotes sollen wir wohl alle sein, wenn wir nur ein wenig Herz auf dem rechten Fleck haben und ein K rnchen Verstand under der Sch deldecke Aber wir haben nicht gegen Windm hlen zu k mpfen wie der alte sch bige Ritter mit der blechernen R stung, mein Freund, es geht heute gegen gef hrliche Riesen ins Feld, bald gegen Ungeheuer an Brutalit t und Verschlagenheit, bald gegen wahre Riesensaurier, die seit jeher das Hirn eines Spatzen haben alles Biester, die nicht in den M rchenb cher stehen oder in unserer Phantasie, sondern in der Wirklichkeit Another Inspector Burlach and another exploration of evil versus good and belief versus nihilism The showcase this time was Inspector Burlach goes in retirement and while dying seeks to unmask a war criminal running an upscale clinic in Zurich A unique enjoyable read as how often do you get a philisophical polemic with a crime wrapper I did think that in contrast to the judge and executioner the story seemed like muchof an excuse to get into the issues as opposed to an essential part. This is the second and last translation of Durrenmatt sInspector Barlachnovels, and he a Swiss police commissioner is on the way out, with almost all of the story taking place with him in a hospital bed, recovering from a cancer surgery that may have given him up to a yearto live I ve now read all but one of Durrenmatt s translated work, and it is all excellent I notice this is also subtitledInspector Barlach 5 so there sout there..hopefully someone will commission a transl This is the second and last translation of Durrenmatt sInspector Barlachnovels, and he a Swiss police commissioner is on the way out, with almost all of the story taking place with him in a hospital bed, recovering from a cancer surgery that may have given him up to a yearto live I ve now read all but one of Durrenmatt s translated work, and it is all excellent I notice this is also subtitledInspector Barlach 5 so there sout there..hopefully someone will commission a translation of the remaining novels This was originally titledThe Quarryuntil reissued byPushkin Vertigoa couple of years ago It sevident in this book than any of his others that Durrenmatt was a philosopher It s subject matter, the aftermath of Nazi war atrocities, makes it very different than a usual crime novel By chance, during recuperation, Barlach spots a photograph in a magazines he s reading to pass the time of a notorious Nazi war criminal, a doctor who operated on his concentration camp victims without anaesthesia He becomes convinced that this doctor, under an assumed identity, is running an expensive clinic for the wealthy in Bern.There s no intention here to write either a whodunit or a suspense thriller The little drama brings together the forces of good and evil for an apocalyptic debate upon which the fate of man depends In a surreal twist, to represent the forces of good, one of the only survivors of the Nazi medical experiments, a giant with the name of Gulliver, appears to Barlach for a midnight vodka session It s a stark and fascinating book, very much reflecting the time it was written 1951 with the war and it s effects fresh in people s minds BAD BAD Soooo BAD Not crime novel at all I can t even describe in what genre it is I was so disappointed The sentences were too short, the author mixed indirect and direct speech too much and in wrong places I haven t even understood half of this novel It was mixed up with no beginning and no end.And I don t want to write about it any because I feel like if I do I will completely lose my faith in this kind of novels. Retiring police commissioner B rlach is terminally ill He finds out that a certain war criminal is still alive, he aims to see him prosecuted In the second half there is a confrontation between B rlach and his suspect is it Nehle or Emmenberger , and then the story gets an enormous twist as to who is the attacker and who is defender.The way I see the development, D rrenmatt makes a strong point, be it totally grotesque, in which he moves away from the simple detective story towards aRetiring police commissioner B rlach is terminally ill He finds out that a certain war criminal is still alive, he aims to see him prosecuted In the second half there is a confrontation between B rlach and his suspect is it Nehle or Emmenberger , and then the story gets an enormous twist as to who is the attacker and who is defender.The way I see the development, D rrenmatt makes a strong point, be it totally grotesque, in which he moves away from the simple detective story towards aphilosophical spectrum of looking to the world The strong point is in the shift as such, it made me stay interested in what s next The somewhat nihilistic point of view of the suspect doctor, didn t appeal to me so much I felt at ease by the ending.Stylistically, the whole book is is a great joy that was decisive for my very positive starring 4 JM The first half is very The Daughter of Time, with Barlach sitting gleefully, perhaps defiantly, in his hospital bed, pulling strings to solve one last crime before collapsing into his retirement death The black and white horror of a Nazi war criminal who performed terrible operations on Jews in extermination camps looms large before us What could be simpler than a sick old man with a will of iron entering this monster s private hospital and exposing him Then the extremely odd second half disso The first half is very The Daughter of Time, with Barlach sitting gleefully, perhaps defiantly, in his hospital bed, pulling strings to solve one last crime before collapsing into his retirement death The black and white horror of a Nazi war criminal who performed terrible operations on Jews in extermination camps looms large before us What could be simpler than a sick old man with a will of iron entering this monster s private hospital and exposing him Then the extremely odd second half dissolves into something like a mythic retelling, with grotesque characters surfacing, espousing strong moral arguments, and fading away again Except for the dwarf, who although several character state that he is human, is in fact written about like a strange animal A few times my interest was spiked at the concept of these questions being asked and answered after the war, when everyone was having to do a lot of moral searching and reasoning, but mostly this was just strange and the plot was clearly subservient to the ideas