Top critical review
Very confusing, full of errors
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2016
This would be okay except there are logical errors (such as changing the names of the characters) which make it very hard to figure out what is really going on. The German is fine, but it is the weird logic that makes no sense to me. These stories would be very odd if they were written in English (my native tongue.) But compounding the German, and it is an extremely frustrating hurdle. I was constantly asking "Why did the person do that? Who did what to whom? Who is Theodor, when he was called Emil two sentences ago?????" Besides, the logic was so far out there that I doubt that anybody would do anything like that. For example, "Die Truhe" was really a mess of a story. Its ending was very unsatisfactory, and that wasn't the only story that I found utterly confusing.