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Berlin Wall: "Stasiland" doesn't disappoint

Reading "Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall" by Anna Funder on Audible and think anyone with an interest in this part of history would also enjoy it. It's non fiction that is written so well that it reads like fiction. Both the story and the narration are excellent.

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I'm glad you enjoyed the book. I have to admit I found it a little disappointing. A better title for the book, IMHO, would be "Stasiland: My Search for Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall" as the book seemed as much about the author as about the stories she found. The stories of former East Germans were interesting to me; the author's frequent inserting of herself into the narrative annoyed me.

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Interesting. That’s precisely why I’m liking it.

Normally I’d be of the same opinion as you. I think the fact that I’m listening to vs reading it might have something to do with it.

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My response to the book may also reflect that I have a bad case of the grumpy old mans. 🙂