Reviews

  • Peter Schneider makes the city come alive. He knows his stuff and shares it beautifully, elegantly, generously and informatively. Berlin has found its bard

    Breyten Breytenbach, author of 'Notes from the Middle World'
  • Enlightening. Berlin resident Schneider unearths the city's charms and hazards . . . [to] reveal an authentic city that does not bother being more lively than beautiful

    Publishers Weekly
  • Wonderful

    Ian McEwan (on 'The Wall Jumper')
  • Marvelous . . . creates, in very few words, the unreal reality of Berlin

    Salman Rushdie (on 'The Wall Jumper')
  • Schneider's description of the Berlin Wall from both sides . . . is the ultimate depiction of this structure. Nothing more need be said

    Werner Herzog (on 'The Wall Jumper')
  • Peter Schneider, a novelist and essayist who knows and loves Berlin like few other living German writers, gives an intimate picture of the city's transformation

    Financial Times
  • The inside story of the city then and now

    Stylist
  • Berlin Now is stuffed with glorious anecdotes about the rows over architecture, infrastructure, sexuality and morality in a city forced to weld itself together since 1989

    New Statesman
  • As rich, vibrant and snappy as its subject

    Wanderlust Magazine
  • In 30-odd short pieces on the city's architecture, its immigrant communities, its famous night life and its sexual mores, Mr. Schneider tries to answer this question: If Berlin is not beautiful, why is it so beloved? To his credit, he avoids the easy answers

    Wall Street Journal

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