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Cynical, Negative, Awful,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Germania: A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern (Taschenbuch)
I'm an expat that got a job in Germany and so I wanted to read up on this country that is now my home... sadly, I picked this garbage. It is written by a Brit, which means Germany was compared to "glorious" England the whole time. You can guess which one is shown in a better light.
The reviewers said this book was "witty", "funny", and even "hysterical". Who in their right minds would think this is funny? It's nowhere near funny! His attempts at wit are basically saying things that amount to, "Look how Germany screwed up in the past - stupid Germans, should've been British." Then explains how Britain did it differently.
He is also relentlessly cynical and negative. He always starts off his sections talking about a wonderful aspect of German culture and then finishes it with a rolling-of-the-eyes remark or a quip of how lame that aspect ACTUALLY is. I truly don't understand how this author lives in Germany and is able to survive with it's failings. My advice to Mr. Winder... move back to Britain.