Friday, September 17, 2010
The Vanishing of Katharina Linden
It sounds like a mystery...and it is, but much more, its a modern day type of fairy tale. There is a happy ending but it is not "happily every after" by any means. There are no supernatural creatures except in the stories one of the main charaters tells to the children in the story. It is set in Germany in the late 1990's and there are quite a few German words in the text. Amazingly enough that did not make it more difficult to read but added to the reader's experience. Again this was a quick read for me, it was easy to care about the characters and I truly wanted to find out the ending.