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Download ¼ The Hiding Game 104 Ð In 1922 Paul Beckermann arrives at the Bauhaus art school and is immediately seduced by both the charismatic teaching and his fellow students Eccentric and alluring the time Paul spends with his new friends the closer they become and the deeper he falls in love with the mesmerising Charlotte But Paul is not the only oIn 1922 Paul Beckermann arrives at the Bauhaus art school and is immediately seduced by both the charismatic teaching and his fellow students Eccentric and alluring the time Paul spends with his new friends the closer they become and the deeper he falls in love with the mesmerising Charlotte But Paul is not the only one v. While this is framed as some kind of suspenseful interrogation into a dark personal past the secret that 'haunts' our narrator Paul Beckermann is nothing than a reflection of his self serving character Not a surprise to anyone but himself The whole book is a seuence of people acting through petty selfishness in a time when such choices have greater than usual conseuences Focused through a group of six students who attend the celebrated Bauhaus at its height their destruction is effectively achieved by their own hands long before the outside world intervenes Yet even with all this supposed love and obsession there's no feeling Any emotional response from the reader is surely in our understanding of the period the reflected horror of the rising Nazi threat not in the ways the characters have to deal with these new realities Or in their well deserved guilt years later At times the writing is superbly evocative a turn of phrase that's just right But it's only this that stops the book from proving firmly mediocreARC via Netgalley

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An old friend from the Bauhaus resurfaces he must finally break his silenceFrom the author of the award winning Mrs Hemingway Naomi Wood's The Hiding Game is a beautifully written powerful and suspenseful novel about the dangerously fine line between love and obsession set against the most turbulent era of our recent past. I thought this was going to be a psychological thriller based on some historical events around the Bauhaus art school which was based in cities in the east Germany in the 20s and 30s I found it not so interesting as it was basically an introspective by Paul Beckermann one of a group of six students who meet in their first year of study at Bauhaus The group are two girls Irmi and Charlotte and four boys Paul Walter Jeno and Kaspar Initially Paul and Charlotte are an item as are Walter and Jeno but that latter relationship is circumspect as this is not an age of enlightenment about same sex relationships But then things take a turn as the relationships change and the rest of the books is full of the angst that this creates for decades to come It is mostly looking back to their time at the Bauhaus both as students and later as staff but then jumps to recent times when Paul is in England having escaped there from the Nazi uprisingThe writing is good but I just found the storyline uite dull There were a lot of extreme emotions being portrayed for events that didn’t seem to warrant it I did enjoy learning at little about the Bauhaus but am no a fan of their style than I was before reading this bookWith thanks to NetGalley and Pan Macmillan for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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The Hiding GameYing for her affections and soon an insidious rivalry takes rootAs political tensions escalate in Germany the Bauhaus finds itself under threat and the group begins to disintegrate under the pressure of its own betrayals and love affairs Decades later in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy Paul is haunted by a secret When. This is an academic love affair set in the tense political climate of 1920s Germany and written in the vein of The Secret History and If We Were Villains The isolated setting academic focus and creative aptitude of the characters soon become sinister inclusions in this dark and foreboding narrative that unveiled as many secrets as mysteries it created There is an unsettling tension that is maintained throughout and the rocky political time period that becomes part of the background only helps to heighten and disturb the events that occurI received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Thank you to the author Naomi Wood and the publisher Picador for this opportunity