Bruno Kramzer

Bruno Kramzer Someone must have traduced Joseph K for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning So begins The Trial by Franz Kafka Bruno Kramzer is the story of the man sent to arrest Jose

  • Title: Bruno Kramzer
  • Author: A.S. Patric
  • ISBN: 9780987592903
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • Someone must have traduced Joseph K for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning So begins The Trial by Franz Kafka.Bruno Kramzer is the story of the man sent to arrest Joseph K A study of evil at once deceptively simple and tremendously engaging Bruno Kramzer s strange and troubling tale will only enhance A S Patric s reputation as one Someone must have traduced Joseph K for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning So begins The Trial by Franz Kafka.Bruno Kramzer is the story of the man sent to arrest Joseph K A study of evil at once deceptively simple and tremendously engaging Bruno Kramzer s strange and troubling tale will only enhance A S Patric s reputation as one of Australia s most innovative story tellers Patrick Holland Bruno Kramzer was shortlisted Viva La Novella Prize 2013.

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    1. In this prequel or prelude to Kafka’s The Trial, Patric has authored a bonsai-sized classic-in-waiting. A bold literary love note as well as a singular standalone work, Bruno Kramzer is perhaps most distinguished by Patric’s quiet, complex parsing of the ambivalence and banality that underpin the normalisation of evil. It’s also wickedly entertaining: wry worldbuilding bolsters a healthy absurdist streak, while farcical setpieces worthy of Leo McCarey or Billy Wilder counterbalance the mou [...]

    2. This is a bizarre little novella (only 60 pages long). It's a portrait of a quixotic thug: not very bright but with a love of art; utterly callous yet he loves his family. His 'missions' (or 'actions' as they are called) fall apart in an absurdist way mildly reminiscent of Gogol but as a character, Bruno reminded me of the accused in a murder trial for which I was a juror. Stupid, evil, banal, wholly lacking in the sort of humanity that I take for granted in the people that I meet. I think that [...]

    3. *I know AS Patric as a colleague and personally, so I won't formally review Bruno Kramzer, I'll just share a quick response: I inhaled this book, and it's still sitting in my chest. It's a peek into the life of one of the men sent to arrest Josef K, Bruno Kramzer. He's a professional rogue, and his life is sad, with brief moments of light (often destroyed). It's about cruelty, and confusion related to cruelty (others' and our own). The book possesses that Kafkan sense of creeping, flickering doo [...]

    4. Patric follows up last year's stellar collection Las Vegas For Vegans with this deliciously nasty yet warm hearted tale of a professional rogue in crisis. Poor Bruno Kramzer's missions aren't quite going to plan, he's got family problems and his old friends are falling on hard times. As he sets off on one hilarious caper after another, Patric drops ever more unsubtle hints that it is all leading somewhere intriguingly familiar. You'll smile when the realisation hits; turns out Patric is to Kafka [...]

    5. Tiny perfection: the kind of book that deserves to be read and discussed 100 years from now. A lot more people should know about AS Patric.

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