The Gordian Knot

The Gordian Knot

Bernhard Schlink Peter Constantine / Feb 26, 2020

The Gordian Knot A classic noir thriller about love and deception from the bestselling author of The Reader Georg Polger ekes out a lonely living as a freelance translator in the south of France until he is approache

  • Title: The Gordian Knot
  • Author: Bernhard Schlink Peter Constantine
  • ISBN: 9780375725562
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • A classic noir thriller about love and deception from the bestselling author of The Reader Georg Polger ekes out a lonely living as a freelance translator in the south of France, until he is approached by a certain Mr Bulnakov, who has a intriguing proposition Georg is to take over a local translation agency and finish a project left by the previous owner, who died inA classic noir thriller about love and deception from the bestselling author of The Reader Georg Polger ekes out a lonely living as a freelance translator in the south of France, until he is approached by a certain Mr Bulnakov, who has a intriguing proposition Georg is to take over a local translation agency and finish a project left by the previous owner, who died in a mysterious accident The money is right and then there is the matter of Bulnakov s secretary, Francoise, with whom Georg has fallen hopelessly in love Late one night, however, Georg discovers Francoise secretly photographing a sensitive military project He is shocked and heartbroken Then, her eventual disappearance leaves him not only bereft, but suspicious of the motivations behind Mr Bulnakov s offer To make matters worse, Georg s every move is being watched Determined to find out who Francoise really is, and to foil who ever is tracking him, Georg sets out on an mission that will take him to New York City, where with each step he is dragged deeper and deeper into a deadly whirlpool in which friend and foe are indistinguishable.

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      • Bernhard Schlink Peter Constantine

        Bernhard Schlink is a German jurist and writer He became a judge at the Constitutional Court of the federal state of North Rhine Westphalia in 1988 and has been a professor of public law and the philosophy of law at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany since January 2006.His career as a writer began with several detective novels with a main character named Selb a play on the German word for self In 1995 he published The Reader Der Vorleser , a partly autobiographical novel The book became a bestseller both in Germany and the United States and was translated into 39 languages It was the first German book to reach the number one position in the New York Times bestseller list.


    1. An industrial espionage crime. Not a fast-paced thriller, but a complicated plot. I found the plot a bit of a stretch, although the ending was neat, and mirrored the book title. Well-written, but I found the protagonist Georg’s actions far-fetched, and as for Francois, his lover – I hope I never meet her!

    2. Dieser Roman war sehr spannend, aber die Figuren waren…scheußlich!Es geht in diesem Roman um Georg, der als freier Übersetzer in einer französischen Provinz lebt und ein ziemlich langweiliges Leben führt. Bis er einen sehr geheimen Auftrag über die Konstruktion von Kampfmitteln erhält und in die Machenschaften der verschiedenen Geheimdienste der Welt gerät. Georg weiß nicht mehr, wem er trauen kann und was er tun soll. Ich mochte dieses Buch nur bis zu einem gewissen Punkt. Es war sehr [...]

    3. Expectations of a good read, certainly had that after reading "The Reader" I cannot fathom how this author could write this book, it does not have many redeeming factors save the locale in France, weird characters, weird plans, weird people, is it me or is this just a poorly translated work, could not get my brain around this one.

    4. After a weak start the book got better with the developing story line. I found the language a little wooden and stilted in the beginning, but this also changed for the better! Overall a captivating book with unforeseeable twists and turns, fine psychological insights and descriptions.I liked the book. I like Bernhard Schlink's books, all highly recommended!

    5. Not a fast paced thriller, slow beginning, overall disappointed. Expected more from this author, since I enjoyed "The Reader."

    6. SCHLINK, Bernhard: „Die gordische Schleife“, Zürich 1988Eines der früheren Bücher von Schlink. Eine Agentengeschichte. Ein junger deutscher Anwalt, der ausgestiegen ist und im Süden Frankreichs als Übersetzer arbeitet. Er kommt in den Kreis von Spionage, weil er für Kampfhubschrauber Dokumentationen übersetzt. Sein Leben wird rundlegend verändert. Er will das nicht wahrhaben und kämpft dagegen. Seine Geliebte spioniert und kopiert seine Arbeiten. Plötzlich ist sie weg. Auch bekommt [...]

    7. Disappointing and unrealistic. I've enjoyed other works by Schlink and so had moderate expectations but this certainly was no "The Reader". It tells the story of a transplanted German lawyer Georg who has moved to Provence, France where he is scratching out a living as a translator. Unexpectedly he gets some work for a company where he falls for the secretary with whom he begins an enjoyable romance. Things however turn sour when Georg discovers his good fortune with the newfound work for the tr [...]

    8. 3.5На моменти конфузна, на моменти едноставна, баш како едно купче јазли зврзани на една гордиева врвка. Не знам што да кажам за Шлинк после ова. На моменти ми изгледаше толку претенциозен што ме тераше да запрам со читање. Но ја доистерав до крај. Не е како „читачот“ но не е д [...]

    9. Under the guise of a thriller, Berhard Schlick proposes some of the themes he has used in his weightier novels: the obsession of love, the bending of boundaries, the internal conflicts we have. He does a great job in portraying his landscapes whether they are Province or San Francisco. Ironically his main character is a translator and that is what Schlick does too, he translates for us the varieties of experiences which can only be called amour fou.

    10. Eigentlich habe ich den Roman angefangen zu lesen, weil die Geschichte in Südfrankreich beginnt, aber Marseille und die Landschaft werden kaum beschrieben. Dann wechselt die Geschichte nach New York und San Fransisco. Die Suche nach der geliebten Frauen und der Aufklärung des Rätsels in New York ist dann wesentlich interesssanter und wird stärker durhc die Atmosphäre dieser Stadt getragen. Nicht überwältigende, aber solide Spionagegeschichte.

    11. Het eerste deel gaat nog wel, maar daarna draait het alleen nog maar om complottheorieën, achtervolgingen, gevechtshelikopters, de KGB, de FBI en de CIA en als ik ergens niets om geef dan zijn het wel spionagethrillers. Ik had iets meer in de trant van De Voorlezer verwacht, maar daar lijkt het in het geheel niet op.

    12. I read this book as part of my exploration into the works of Bernhardt Schlink. I was taken by The Reader, in awe during his short stories in Flights of Love and quite disappointed by his effort here. The story felt thin and somewhat predictable. Oh well, it is reassuring that writers do not always excel.

    13. Promising start, hard to explain without spoiling it, but generally about a translator who gets entangled in a love affair that makes him part of an unknowable conspiracy. I liked most of it, but toward the end I thought it got a little convoluted and I found myself not caring to sort it out. Still, it was entertaining and I do like Schlink.

    14. This book spoiled my impression that Schlink is a fine literature writer. I have just one word to describe it: schund! If you liked The reader, Homecoming, Flights of love or Das Wochenende, never ever read Gordian knots.

    15. I love Schlink! This was a nice surprise - lighter, more noirish, less ponderous than his other work (which is terrific but tends to deal with pretty heavy subjects like generational guilt, the effect of the Holocaust on contemporary German society, etc.).Fantastic book - highly reccommended!

    16. Un abogado alemán abandona su carrera para convertirse en "Aussteiger" en el Sur de Francia. Malvive como traductor hasta que se ve envuelto en una trama de espionaje industrial y, a la vez, conoce a una misteriosa mujer de la que se enamorará. Pero no todo es lo que parece.

    17. This is a strange little character-driven spy novel, which starts in Germany but spends most of its pages in New York City. This is the second book I’ve read by this German mystery writer, and I didn’t really care for either of them.

    18. It's quite intriguing if you're an "Espionage Junkie" that is. The novel starts out pretty simple and humble but, almost as if in a fit of rage, gets shot off to oblivion with all the KGB, CIA and the polish secret service's intrusion.

    19. meandering tale of struggling translator who becomes embroiled in defense industry espionage, pursues his duplicitous lover to new york and seeks revenge on those who have exploited him and destroyed his life - not much charater development, but might make a good movie

    20. A cold war spy thriller. Interesting characters, but kind of weak overall, and the ending really didn't work for me. This was my first Schlink; I admit that he's gotten such good reviews for other works, I expected The Gordian Knot to be a lot better.

    21. Not the best book by Schlink but still an enjoyable story and "mirrows behind the mirrow". I'm missing a bit the typical German that can be found in most of his other books.

    22. Good read,bit slow at times but simple story line is kind of refreshing in the ever growing shelves of twisters as thrillers in market.

    23. Disappointing. The characters are 2-D and the mystery isn't compelling at all. I stopped reading halfway through because I just didn't care what happened to the protagonist.

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