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Really looking forward to getting stuck into it! Requiem auf den Kriminalroman. Actually, I have to admit I first thought it was a study on crime fiction and it turned out to be a classic crime fiction novel. I had never heard of him, so I was really glad to discover him and his work.

However, he was alone in that assessment and the police closed the case. The first of Dr. In such literature, the task of solving a crime is presented in a way that makes it akin to that of solving a mathematical equation.

The Pledge is also used in many literature studies, as it analyzes the context and use of symbols. A properly formed equation can always be solved if enough of its variables can be computed and if the mathematician possesses enough skill to handle the equation’s complexity.

The Pledge made a huge contrast with the type of crime fiction I am used to. So many choices, so little time!

It is very tough though! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the film, see The Pledge film.


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He regards this as a relatively minor transgression, however, as even the most naive of readers would be aware that in real life, sometimes a crime is not solved. Switzerland proves a surprising eerie setting for a crime: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The murderer had not arrived for his meeting with Annemarie on the fateful day simply because he had been killed in a car accident while on his way to the rendezvous.

I had thought of watching it, but am not sure….

This article is about the novella. This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat However, given the actual ending as related by Dr. His relationship with Annemarie and her mother was destroyed through their discovery that despite the genuine love they had developed for him, he had seen Annemarie merely as bait for his trap.

Also, it was a durrsnmatt coincidence that the narration starts with a crime fiction writer going to a conference in Switzerland!

After deciding the wrong man has been arrested for the crime, the detective lays a trap for the real killer—with all the patience of a master fisherman.

But cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay dearly for his pledge. She even included details that tied the man’s behavior to that of a man the original murdered girl had reported seeing prior to her death. He was warned by a psychiatrist that the murderer he sought likely did not exist and thus he might drive himself mad with his obsession in finding the man.

Retrieved from ” https: But the greater problem, to Dr. I hope you get it soon. End of the Game. Most hard-boiled detectives belong to the American tradition, so it was very interesting to see all that smoking and whiskey-drinking set in Europe. So, the lovely Mr. I might consider putting it on my TBR!


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It was too humid, too dirty, too cold and all made perfect sense with the horrible crime and how the author approaches it. It sounds interesting, Elena.

Views Read Edit View history. Don’t forget to share what you think! While browsing books with Mr. Bodies in the Library: As much as a fan of wintery weather as I am, The Pledge made me uncomfortable. However, the primary narrator is actually a character named Dr. Is the movie any good?

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Romulus the Great The Marriage of Mr. Once I knew I was reading a novel, it was very easy to get into the story.

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The detectives were men, the narrator was a man and there were no women around except for a prostitute and the victim, a little girl. Detective fiction often depicts crime-solving in a similar light. As you can imagine, I was not happy with this, but it added to how uncomfortable I felt reading.