Dr. Mabuse, Der Spieler

Dr Mabuse Der Spieler None

  • Title: Dr. Mabuse, Der Spieler
  • Author: Norbert Jacques
  • ISBN: 9783899968330
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Norbert Jacques

      Luxembourgish German languaged novelist, journalist and screenwriter.He is mostly known for creating the horror character Dr Mabuse.

    533 thoughts on “Dr. Mabuse, Der Spieler”

    1. I read this way over a decade ago, driven to do so mainly because the 1922 Fritz Lang movie kicks ass. Interlibrary loan came to the rescue of my insane fangirl tush and made me a happy camper.Do I remember anything about Jacques' book? Not a bit. Though I'm positive the criminal mastermind gets up to all kinds of mischief, abuses his minions and goes insane like in the 4-hour long movie. The English translation is possibly of iffy quality. I've found that to be the case with a lot of these impo [...]

    2. This is a classic piece of work that gave us a criminal mastermind with global ambitions long before any of the James Bond baddies came along. Enter the world in between the world wars, the Germany of the 20s, a time of poverty, lawlessness and lust for life the perfect scene for someone of Mabuse's genius to work his magic.

    3. The setting of post-war Germany adds interest to this melodramatic thriller about a detective attempting to catch a supervillain who is a hypnotist and a master of disguise. It's quite well-written in an old-fashioned kind of way, although it sometimes goes over the top - especially in scenes involving female characters. Maybe Jacques hadn't met any real females before! In comparison to other authors writing similar books, this is better than Sax Rohmer but not as good as Conan Doyle. A welcome [...]

    4. [#109 Luxembourg] This is a thriller set in the immediate post-WWI era Germany, where a hypnotist and master of disguise is stealing enormous amounts of money from gamblers. It's a supervillain story, well-written and gripping. The male protagonists are interesting, especially the good guys such as the police officer in charge of the investigation. The female characters, however, are so over the top that it became funny. Overall, I really like this book - mostly because it lines up with my taste [...]

    5. Überbewertet?Nun habe ich den ersten der beiden in diesem Buch enthaltenen Romane gelesen und muss sagen, dass ich relativ enttäuscht bin. Nach den sich überschlagenden Vorrezensionen und dem, was ich so ein bisschen aus dem Lang-Film über Dr. Mabuse noch im Kopf hatte, hatte ich erwartet, einen deutschen Dr Fu Manchu zu finden. Leider hat sich das nicht bewahrheitet. Der Plot ist meines Erachtens ziemlich wirr und planlos (vielleicht ist das auch Absicht, wie ein Vorrezensent anmerkte, dann [...]

    6. Exhibit II in what may be an ongoing series: No, The Book ISN'T Better Than the Movie (see my review of Strangers on a Train).So, apparently the Germans lost a big war shortly before this novel was published? Something about a treaty in Versailles? They weren't very happy about it?There's a lot of pontificating about WWI in this book, as well as a lot of phony psychobabble, some very poor attempts at free indirect discourse, and its just generally poorly written.Fritz Lang took the basics of the [...]

    7. I read this book because I was curious to see how Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang had adapted it for their 1922 silent film. Their other adaptations have been fairly free, but their film follows this book fairly closely--with a few interpolations. I am not a big fan of the film, but one of the reasons is that I find the film hard to follow, and the book explained many things that I did not previously understand.As a mystery/thriller, this book is fairly tepid. Apparently, the author, Norbert Jacq [...]

    8. [Around the World challenge: Luxembourg] Since I love supervillain stories I had no doubt I would get into this one, but not only did it live up to my expectations story-wise, I was also pleasantly surprise by the writing style. The story is set in Germany right after WW1 and the Versailles treaty. A police officer is trying to catch the man who has been stealing from gamblers for weeks. The male characters from both sides, the good and the bad, are interesting, but sadly the same can't be told [...]

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