Reviews - What do customers think about Opernball?
Recomendation Oct 20, 2005
It's a great Austrian book about a terrorattack on the social event of the year-the Opernball. With lots of detail Hasslinger describes the plans of the terrorgroup as well as the events around the ball. An incredible, realistic story. By the way, the book is available only in German!
This edition is in German! Nov 14, 2000
A friend who recommended this book highly says it's absolutely a "must read" for anyone interested in Germany, so I ordered it from this site. I'm trusting his judgment because I won't be able to discover this myself. This edition is in German, a language I don't read--and something the this site page does not mention.
Fast paced with a very important background Dec 3, 1999
Josef Haslinger, an Austrian author centering around brutal(especially Nazi) ideology and how it can happen that people make the same mistakes over and over again. The story is about a disastrous terror attack on the Vienna Opernball in a fictious, yet likely setup and how a middle aged star journalist discovers the irritating background where religious ambition and extreme right-wing mentality marry to an unholy cocktail. The best thing are the exceptionally well described characters. You are never to tell if the one who is interviewed is "good" or "bad" as in so many novels. If You are interested in a fast paced, interesting book with a political and social awareness that is seldomly found, You have found a book which You can't put away till You read it from first to last page