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  • ISBN 0752865528
  • ISBN13 978-0752865522
  • Language English
  • Author Henry Porter
  • Publisher ORION; Open Market Ed edition (2005)
  • Pages 592
  • Formats mobi mbr lrf azw
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1151 kb
  • Size Fb2 1910 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 547


Critical acclaim for Henry Porter. Cogent, angry, stylish and informed. This ebook first published in 2010 by Orion Books.

Critical acclaim for Henry Porter. His take on postwar Germany is sober, truthful, anxious and well remembered’. The moral right of Henry Porter to be identified as the author.

Henry Porter has written five novels for Orion and one children's novel. In 2005, his novel Brandenburg, which is set in East Germany at the time of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, won the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. His thriller Empire State, the first about extraordinary rendition, was also nominated for the award. For five years he campaigned against the attack on civil liberties by the government in the Observer newspaper where he writes a column.

Henry Porter (born 1953) is an English author and journalist. He is a writer of thrillers and was, until 2014, a regular columnist for The Observer

Henry Porter (born 1953) is an English author and journalist. He is a writer of thrillers and was, until 2014, a regular columnist for The Observer. He was on the Orwell Prize's journalism shortlist for 2009, and wrote the award-winning novel Brandenburg, also titled Brandenburg Gate

Porter pushes all the right buttons in this solid spy novel set in the months before German reunification.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Porter pushes all the right buttons in this solid spy novel set in the months before German reunification. Art historian and aging roue Rudi Rosenharte becomes a pawn in an unpredictable endgame between the increasingly desperate Stasi, who hold his twin brother hostage, and Western intelligence agencies seeking to uncover Islamic terrorist cells harbored by East Germany.

He carried a case and a copy of Neues Deutschland tucked under his right arm, as instructed by Annalise in the intercepted letter. In his wallet were 600 German Marks, for which he had signed several forms at Normannenstrasse and had undertaken to give.

Brandenburg Gate book. Henry Porter has written for most national broadsheet newspapers. In this brilliant, multilayered, espionage thriller, the 2005 Ian. Other books in the series. Robert Harland (3 books). Books by Henry Porter. Mor. rivia About Brandenburg Gate.

Porter sustains an elaborate plot skillfully and portrays memorable, multifaceted characters. Porter's work is cerebral, exciting, and a fascinating look at the Stasi in East Germany. But his achievement lies in producing a remarkably comprehensive counterpart in fiction to Anna Funder's nonfiction study Stasiland, re-creating the paranoid, Kafkaesque state. This gives Brandenburg Gate a richness of texture.

Brandenburg by Henry Porter 388pp, Orion, £10. Were the East German intelligence services quite as brutal as was made out? . There is also an exquisite, almost hidden, sub-plot that runs through the entire book

Brandenburg by Henry Porter 388pp, Orion, £10. Were the East German intelligence services quite as brutal as was made out? Did they really imprison, torture and even murder citizens almost with impunity? . There is also an exquisite, almost hidden, sub-plot that runs through the entire book. Just who are the strange Polish agents who periodically attempt to contact Rudi, and what is the extraordinary message they have for him? What the Poles have to reveal serves to remind us that people like Honecker, who resigned amid all the chaos, were genuinely evil and corrupt.

Henry Porter has already played this genre three times with very considerable success. His last novel, Empire State, was a masterclass in multiple identity, but also skilfully written. Brandenburg has the same quality. Instead it provides something to bite on, and plenty of space. Henry Porter has already played this genre three times with very considerable success.

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Moswyn
Interesting read for the most part. Thought the end was drawn out a bit much.
Dark_Sun
I recently discovered this and found it very good. A notable aspect was the skilled tethering of logistics which are essential in a historic novel. Some spy/historic novels start with too much subjective activity with a character without a sense of place which feels like getting off the subway at the wrong stop and fumbling for a map, but not this one. The other difficulty with spy novels I have encountered is the characters are somewhat generic, corporeally dissipated types but here the characters are incredibly varied and describe themselves well through their conversations with each other. They transport the reader into the emotional as well as the historic place so that one really feels what this revolution was about from their point of view. A great read.
Nalmetus
Takes a while to get going but the characters are interesting and the description of the GDR is vivid and give pause for thought.
Cerana
I liked the story even though it got a little long-winded. As much as liking the story was reading the descriptions of Berlin and Leipzig, especially the area around the Berlin Wall. Having traveled to both those places in 2005 and had a young tour guide describe the Monday prayer services in St. Thomas Church, made the text seem alive. The seemingly endless droning on about the conditions of the prison did little to enhance the richness of the descriptions of the cities and the events. Read it if you've visited this part of Germany or are looking for something about the final minutes of the reign of terror by the Stasi.
Bedy
This novel is a cut above the usual Cold War spy vs. spy derring-do: an intricate plot based on actual historical events, complicated characters with shifting motives, multiple intelligence services getting involved- it's good stuff. The author weaves his own obviously considerable knowledge of the Stasi into the story, painting a convincing picture of the GDR as a suffocating, Orwellian state.
Haralem
This novel suffers from two flaws which seriously inhibited enjoyment. First, it seemed as if the author had learned all about espionage from other novels about espionage. Thus any insights seemed hackneyed, second-hand and improbable, and the spy-masters from the four secret services involved in this novel were nothing more than interchangeable cliches. None spoke with a unique, individual voice, and only the names differentiated each.

Second, this overstuffed compendium of spy fiction cliches desperately needed a courageous editor to help the author focus on what was original and potentially intriguing about this novel, the setting in the last days of the GDR, and the collapsing of all certainties about who was on the side of the angels, from whatever self-interested motives, and who was not. A disciplined red pencil, and some serious coaching could have conjured from this labyrinthine mish-mash the taut, 250-page thriller struggling to emerge.

Finally, despite a potentially appealing protagonist, the author constantly over-editorialized, as if fearful that his readers would not quite grasp whatever fairly basic point he was trying to make. Again, a good editor might have skimmed the over-telling, and created space in which the reader could think, project, puzzle and empathize with the characters.
Kulafyn
Porter's work is cerebral, exciting, and a fascinating look at the Stasi in East Germany.
As soon as I finished, I grabbed another book from him.
A great book set mostly in East Germany in 1989 as the Cold War was coming to an end.