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Wolfgang Hohlbein: Charity (Paperback, German language, 1989, Bastei Lübbe) 3 stars

Am 4. März 1998 geschieht das Unglaubliche: An den Grenzen des Sonnensystems taucht ein außerirdisches …

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3 stars

Oh man. This must've been my fourth or fifth time through this book. I was crazy about this series about 30 years ago. Even then I realized that it wasn't exactly high literature. Today I'll describe it as pure pulp. The story could definitely be more, but Hohlbein is Hohlbein. I think as a teen it was easier to gloss over the really bad parts, fill in the gaps. I can still see the potential of the story, but reading this trash is so much harder. I won't recommend this for anyone over 20 or even just slightly sophisticated teenagers (which I apparently wasn't).