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Stephanie Laimer-Read grew up in Bremen, northern Germany. After living in Belgium and East Anglia, United Kingdom, she is now back in Bremen. She loves reading and writing (especially fantasy), travelling, music, horses and languages. Her favourite authors include Sir Terry Pratchett, Tom Holt, Bertolt Brecht, Martin Millar, Virginia Woolf, Kurt Tucholsky, Joachim Ringelnatz, Christian Morgenstern, Bill Bryson and many others.
Stephanie's first novel Berlintoxication is a gaslight romance about love, magic and violence, a sinister fantasy set in Berlin in the 1880s. She has also written an Agatha Christie parody, The Mystery of the Second Cucumber, and the urban fantasy story Change. Any comments, questions, reviews and Facebook shares or likes are more than welcome. Stephanie would love to connect with other authors and learn more about their styles, the subjects they like to write about and the things that inspire them.
on Aug. 01, 2014 :
The blurb for this tale intrigued me; the scenario seemed so bizarre and yet reading it I found sympathy for the main character and the end just left me wanting more from Stephanie.
The end is less of a surprise than it might have been due to the blurb, but the sense of helplessness, isolation, loss of identity and also an ignorance of the station's location all gel together to bring so much more than one would normally expect from such a short story.
(review of free book)