Thursday, October 21, 2010

What is Paul Grossman reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Paul Grossman, author of The Sleepwalkers.

His entry begins:
I’m just finishing a very powerful Dutch novel from the Second World War called Comedy in a Minor Key. Although written by a German Jew who spent those years in hiding, it’s told from the point of view of the Dutch couple who keep such a man in their care. The result is most intimate, psychologically raw exploration I’ve ever encountered of what it must have felt like to have a...[read on]
Among the early praise for The Sleepwalkers:
"Simultaneously a work of historical fiction, a medical mystery, a thriller, and a work of crime noir, this debut novel powerfully captures the atmosphere of Berlin on the verge of Nazi takeover, the elegance and cultural brilliance amid the decadence, and the sense of impending doom."
--Library Journal, starred review

"With wonderful stories like these to tell, Paul Grossman is assured a long future. I look forward to his next one.”
--Olen Steinhauer, New York Times bestselling author of The Nearest Exit

“Fresh and riveting. This thriller isn’t only exciting---it's meaningful.”
--David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of The Shimmer

“What a remarkable debut. The Sleepwalkers weaves together an unusual mystery with a vivid and uneasy setting. Paul Grossman has recreated German on the eve of the Third Reich with extraordinary skill, sensitivity, and narrative flair.”
--David Liss, bestselling author of The Devil's Company

“Richly imagined and sumptuously researched, The Sleepwalkers roars through 1932 Berlin like a Messerschmitt fighter.”
-Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of They’re Watching
Visit Paul Grossman's website.

Writers Read: Paul Grossman.

--Marshal Zeringue