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The CyclistOlic religious beliefs his actions start to put his own family at risk Harbouring the daughter of his lifelong Jewish friend Pierre they are forced into a desperate trek towards neighbouring Switzerland pursued all the way by the German Sicherheitspolizei The Cyclist is the first in Fredrik Nath's series of World War 2 novels The adventures continue in Farewell Bergerac Francesca Pascal Find out about The Cyclist and Fredrik Nath's other holocaust novels in his 3D author room I struggled with this book I received it as a Good Reads giveaway and it should have been better as it had an interesting theme and setting The problem is that the material was in the hands of an inexperienced storyteller The novel's characters were detached observers and not totally immersed in the unfolding storyline leaving the reader similarly dispassionate and disinterested The book also needed some ruthless pruning and editing to cut out some elementary writing no nos for example there is no need to explain that your character is thinking when the reader can work that out for themselves After being told too many times that Auguste was observing his surroundings and doing some reflecting I abandoned the book on page 78

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Ergerac Prefecture Auguste Ran Assistant Chief of Police suspects Brunner a German Security Police Major of the crime The Auguste investigates the obsessed he becomes with bringing down the seemingly untouchable BrunnerAuguste begins to realise he has been conveniently ignoring the Nazi atrocities going on around him and understands too late the human cost of his own participation in the internment of the local Jewish populationDriven by conscience and struggling with his Cath I really thought I'd like this book My dad recommended it to me and it had a lot of good reviews plus the subject matter is right up my street I'm sad to say that I was completely disappointed though The rave reviews totally puzzle me This read to me like a schoolchild's story The writing was laboured with the dialogue between the characters especially stilted Mr Nath has no ear for conversation at all His characters are detached forever noticing things rather than feeling or experiencing them They are cardboard cut outs with no depth and no attempts to flesh them out at all The protagonist Auguste Ran seemed to be a very weak man seeing things only in black or white He wobbled from one point of view to the next fixating on one thing then another He never rang true to me Would a police inspector really be naive enough to believe that a sworn statement from him that someone confessed to a murder is solid evidence for a trial? I also found the religious agonising jarring especially as it came from nowhereI was hugely disappointed and not a little irritated by this book by the time I finished it It was a feat of endurance just to get to the end of it I won't be recommending this to anyone or reading another of Mr Nath's novels I can hardly believe that this was published in this state as it is

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EBOOK ↠ EPUB The Cyclist è FREE ß FRED NATH ä The story is brilliantly executed Nath’s biggest success is the sustained atmospheric tension that he creates somewhat effortlessly Little Interpretations A haunting and bittersweet novel that stays with you long after the final chapter – always the sign of a rThe story is brilliantly executed Nath’s biggest success is the sustained atmospheric tension that he creates somewhat effortlessly Little Interpretations A haunting and bittersweet novel that stays with you long after the final chapter – always the sign of a really well written and praiseworthy story It would also make an excellent screenplay Historical Novels Review Editor's Choice Feb 2011Nazi occupied Auitaine 1943 A young woman is found murdered in the shadow of the B An evocative powerful and emotional story set in Vichy France during the German occupation of WW11 Assistant Chief of Police in Bergerac Auguste Ram a Frenchman faces a dilemma when he is ordered by Brunner a German Major in the Security Police to round up Jews for transportation Then a young woman is murdered and the prime suspect is the Nazi Major This book is about a very difficult time in French History when neighbour is set against neighbour It relates to a terrible time when truly brave men and women fought to protect their country and their way of life against atrocities committed during the German Occupation I enjoyed reading this book very much the author conveys a real feel for the sadness and terror people felt during that time; I understand this tragic period of French co operation with the Germans still resonates today amongst many peopleI was pleased to receive this as Goodreads Giveaway