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Melissa_W
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TMBSC: Chapters 9 (The Room in the Earth) through 12 (Traumfeuer)

Please use this thread for discussion of Chapters 9 through 12 of The Master Butchers Singing Club.

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Re: TMBSC: Chapters 9 (The Room in the Earth) through 12 (Traumfeuer)

The subject matter of this book is gruesome --- a butcher shop, a death from cancer, a person buried alive, a murder, and maybe three!  Oddly, I don’t find the book to be overly dark or sad.  It is certainly not light or humorous, but very readable.

 

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Re: TMBSC: Chapters 9 (The Room in the Earth) through 12 (Traumfeuer)

Agreed.  The scenes are all very vivid and/or realistic in tone, but not sensational.  It's very matter-of-fact - which somehow makes elements that are very much at home in a true-crime work seem quite ordinary.

 


Fozzie wrote:

The subject matter of this book is gruesome --- a butcher shop, a death from cancer, a person buried alive, a murder, and maybe three!  Oddly, I don’t find the book to be overly dark or sad.  It is certainly not light or humorous, but very readable.

 

What are other’s feelings on the book?


 

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Re: TMBSC: Chapters 9 (The Room in the Earth) through 12 (Traumfeuer)

Chapter 11 is rather gruesome with the story of Sherif's Hock's murder. True, he is not a very nice man but I wonder why Clarisse fears that he should find some beads from the dress whose couloured beads she sewed  herself, why should he suspect her of something?

Clarisse actually sounds like a very perculiar woman.

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Re: TMBSC: Chapters 9 (The Room in the Earth) through 12 (Traumfeuer)


chadadanielleKR wrote:

Chapter 11 is rather gruesome with the story of Sherif's Hock's murder. True, he is not a very nice man but I wonder why Clarisse fears that he should find some beads from the dress whose couloured beads she sewed  herself, why should he suspect her of something?

Clarisse actually sounds like a very perculiar woman.


I thought Clarisse was afraid she would be accused of the crime just because she could be.  The Sherif did not seem to be the type to carry out justice fairly.  He seemed like the type who would look for an excuse to jail or run out of town anyone he didn't like.

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