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Re: Die Festung?
Posted by: Dirk ()
Date: April 22, 2005 07:15AM

Hi Meg !

"Die Festung" will be published again by 'Piper Verlag' in May 2005. But only in german language and as a pocket book.
Obviously there is no english market.

In my opinion it is not worth to be translated. 1000 pages trash and 400 pages confused war-diary-stories. 90 % of all
readers comments say just : Boring ! Too long !
This book is also a part of Buchheims trilogy. Part two and three (Der Abschied) are far away from "Das Boot" which has all attributes a book must have to be chosen to a movie script : plot, characters, thrill. "Die Festung" has no thrill, many plots and only one outlined character : The author himself.
That's the poor outcome of 20 years writing.

I think that maybe a movie about the Laconia incident, or similar things, is a chance to bring the submarines back to the screen without remaking "Das Boot" and avoiding embarrassing U-571.

Regards,

Dirk

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