I know I'm not supposed to have read your book yet. The story goes that you even called one of my favourite bookshops in Berlin, and asked them to wait until the Fateful Date before putting it out for sale. And I can assure you: they are doing just that. I couldn't corrupt the faithful bookseller (yeah, I tried).
It's hardly my fault that another bookshop had it in the window yesterday, is it? And what could poor me do, at that point, but grab the book and run? (I stopped and paid for it on my way out, actually).
So, since I had the book in my hands, I definitely had to read it. Couldn't help it, sorry.
I have read some books that left me unsatisfied because they told no story. I know now that a book that tells no story can be good - if the writer is a Master Story-Teller.
And, anyway: Auri is such a peculiar charachter, that her story must be peculiar as well. Nothing really happens in a week of Auri's life, if compared with a week in a common person's life. But Auri is Auri, and her week is as full as it can be. Nothing is unimportant; everything has a place, a role, a name; everything must be right around and inside her. Is that nothing? But it's everything! And I'm sure there's something more about this little girl, something that's still hard to grasp, but it's definitely there.
This is a great appetizer, waiting for Book 3....Continua