Another Kind of Country

Another Kind of Country From Chile to Germany a heart wrenching tale of love loyalty and new beginnings Santiago Rosa is a happy girl living a privileged life amongst the ruling elite But when violence erupts with t

  • Title: Another Kind of Country
  • Author: Kevin Brophy
  • ISBN: 9780755380893
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Chile to Germany, a heart wrenching tale of love, loyalty and new beginnings.Santiago, 1973 Rosa is a happy girl, living a privileged life amongst the ruling elite But when violence erupts with the Pinochet coup, her socialist parents are the first to be taken Forced to flee across the Andes, she finds herself rescued by a Stasi spy, and escapes behind the Iron CurFrom Chile to Germany, a heart wrenching tale of love, loyalty and new beginnings.Santiago, 1973 Rosa is a happy girl, living a privileged life amongst the ruling elite But when violence erupts with the Pinochet coup, her socialist parents are the first to be taken Forced to flee across the Andes, she finds herself rescued by a Stasi spy, and escapes behind the Iron Curtain to Germany.East Berlin, 1989 Englishman Patrick Miller has crossed over and is working at the Secretariat for Socialist Correctness in Publishing Dragged into a dangerous, cynical world of shady dealings on both sides of the Wall, Patrick doesn t know what he believes in any Until he meets RosaSeparate currents of the twentieth century have washed Patrick and Rosa up in a divided city that despite everything they ve both come to love As the Soviet Union starts to break up around them, the tide of change is too strong for even the much feared Stasi to hold back But once the barriers are down and the rubble cleared, what kind of country will they be left with

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    1. Set during a fascinating period of history, and deals with the events leading up to the reunification of Germany and the demise of the Berlin Wall.Patrick Miller is a British journalist who is coerced into living in East Germany when events become untenable for him at home. He is recruited as a spy and works in the Secretariat for Socialist Corrections in Publishing in East Berlin in a very boring position. During that time he meets Rosa, who is the adopted daughter of General Reder in the GDR a [...]

    2. As previous posters have mentioned - set in a really edgy time in history, with lots going on. This was lost in the story which was not convincing, the characters were not convincing and the dialogue was clunky and unbelievable. Apart from the glaring error pointed out in a previous post there were others where characters seemed to have been muddled up.Shame, as I said - a very interesting time in history, and a very interesting premise for a story (that a Westerner would become convinced that l [...]

    3. The political events at the beginning and end of the book are interesting and riveting, but the personal stories that bridge the two events are far less interesting and the love story that's supposed to be the critical core, and transformational event within the book is utterly lifeless.I arrived at the 3 rating by averaging the political portions which I thought deserved a 4 and the personal stories which I generously rated 2. Overall, the book was terribly disappointing.

    4. I chose this book because part of it was set in Chile when Pinochet took over, however this turned out to be only a couple of chapters at the beginning of the story, the rest of it focused on Germany during the fall of the Berlin wall. Although the subject matter was interesting at times it was not my sort of book far too much action. The male protagonist was a believable character but the love interest was not so well drawn.

    5. Did not enjoy as much as his earlier 'Berlin Crossing'. Plot was confusing in parts. Some wooden characters and cliched dialogue.

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