Olly Richards - German Short Stories For Beginners
Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional German short stories!
I'm not great at finishing books (currently reading eleven) so I stumbled upon this in my bookmarks and thought I might give it a try. It's a quick read and it would tell me if the French version
would be useful for future language learning. Sadly it ended with me asking for a refund for the French version.
The layout is better than Mord am Morgen
. Each chapter consists of a few Kindle-pages, summary, vocabulary list, questions and answers. The main two advantages are that you get a summary and that the answers are located on the page after the questions so you can actually skim them. Again, placing answers at the back of a Kindle book is a terrible idea.
Why did I ask for a refund then? Well, because everything else was subpar. Sentences were duplicated, character names changed from sentence to sentence (Emil/Theodor) and above all - the stories made little sense. Expect every story to be a buildup, spanning several pages only to be finished in one or two paragraphs.
Another reviewer commented on the exact same thing:
Besides, the logic was so far out there that I doubt that anybody would do anything like that. For example, "Die Truhe" was really a mess of a story. Its ending was very unsatisfactory, and that wasn't the only story that I found utterly confusing.
With this said, a lot of people give it 5 out of 5 so maybe it's just me not being a fan of graded readers.Read more
: German Short Stories For Beginners on Amazon.com