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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