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Franz Biberkopf has just been released from prison, after serving four years for manslaughter. As a former criminal, he vows to reform himself and become his own man. Unfortunately, Franz isn't very smart, and he involves himself with the wrong people and unknowingly becomes involved in a variety of criminal activities. A stubborn man, Franz refuses to believe his true friends when they tell him that he should not trust Reinhold, a man who Franz believes is his best friend, but who is actually a malicious, evil person. It is not until Reinhold kills Franz's beloved girlfriend, Mieze, and tries to implicate him in the murder, that Franz understand what is really happening. Confined to a mental hospital due to the doctors' belief that he killed Mieze out of insanity, Franz begins trying to put his life back together.
The review of this Book prepared by Judy Berman








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   criminal becomes sensitive Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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