Fred Schäfer was born in the south of Germany and left home at the age of nineteen. A few years later he discovered the world of literature.
Two of his books, The Short and Wonderful Life of Henry Hemingway and Travelling with Maria, provide insight into the early years of his life. The Mysterious Man completes the picture, although not entirely, because The Mysterious Man is a novel, not an autobiography. Or is it both? A book in which reality and fiction merge?
At the age of thirty six, the author and his family moved to Australia, where they reside today. He worked as an engineer and IT manager, then became a professional speaker. During those years, he wrote two nonfiction books: The Solution Within Yourself and Success, Money and You. A few years later he published the essence of his seminars in his third nonfiction book, How to Make Great Things Happen in YOUR LIFE.
Fred Schäfer’s heart belongs to the world of literature, which to him means fiction. He has written eight novels in total, three in German and five in English. His English novels are:
An Almighty Conspiracy,
The Invention of the Big Bang,
The 92-Year-Old Lady Who Made Me Steal a Dead Man's Car,
The Mysterious Man, and
Don’t Mention the FBI.
The 92-Year-Old Lady Who Made Me Steal a Dead Man's Car, clearly, is Fred Schäfer’s most imaginative literary fiction novel. As the subtitle of the book says, it is a thrilling and seriously funny novel. The author demonstrates his creative power to an almost unimaginable degree. Literary characters from the books of his heroes come alive and attempt something, which would make their authors, if they knew about it, scream in horror or rotate in their graves.
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on March 22, 2015 :
A MUST READ
This tiny jewel of just 64 pages is the product of a mature mind fed by experience of a lifetime. In a world in which fat, let alone obese people are about to become the debilitating majority, this little book is a must read.
We can all benefit from the wisdom the book shares, as indeed did the author himself whose personal rewards were truly inspiring. In addition, we get the benefit of Fred Schäfer’s unique sense of humour. Be it fiction or fact, this book as a must read for all.
Review by Stan I.S. Law, an INHOUSEPRESS author.
(reviewed the day of purchase)