Thursday, September 07, 2006

Welcome, German readers!

The German translation of WE'RE IN TROUBLE has hit the shelves, with the title BIS AN DAS ENDE DER NACHT, out from Goldmann...


Anonymous said...

Dear Christopher,
I just read your "Bis an das Ende der Nacht" - congratulations! I think it is excellent. I am looking forward to your further work. I haven´t read the original (yet) but got the feeling that the German (Bavarian?) translation is also very good.
All the best, Michael

Anonymous said...

BTW, there was *very* favorable short review of your work, which I have yet to read, in the German weekly Der Spiegel (42/2006).

- Christian H

Anonymous said...

Dear Christopher,

I just finished "Bis an das Ende der Nacht", and I really like. I´m touched by your stories and by many of the feelings.
I feel like there is a lot of said between the lines.
Thank you for these stories
All the best

Cornelius said...

Dear Christopher,

Yesterday I read the first story (it has the same title as the book in German - "Bis ans Ende der Nacht") in a bookshop during my lunchbreak - sorry about that. Heading back to work I felt still absorbed, almost dizzy. The three sub-stories are so incredibly sad, I could not stop thinking about it the rest of the day and I still do. After the first sub-story I was sure that I was going to buy your book but the second just killed me. Well, I am going to buy it anyway hoping there will be some sunshine on the next pages (and if not, I will go through this, your writing is just too captivating).

Seriously, I have no idea how you do this: no particular effects, no drastic language, nothing one could describe in a few words really, but it touches me like no book ever touched me (and I do read a lot). This is great stuff. Thank you and all the best.

Christopher Coake said...

Michael, Christian, Cornelius--

Sorry to take so long to respond, but thanks for the kind words!

Angi said...

I just read your book (in german) and I looooooooooooove it!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Dear Christopher,
I read the german translation of your book (Bis an das Ende der Nacht) already a few hours ago (really late I know...) and I am simply excited. It's a long time ago that I read short stories like this. Congratulations! Hope to read a new one soon. Best wishes, Isabelle