I am putting this book on my favorite list! This is one I could and will read again. The way Dr. Unterthiner describes his locations, feelings, characters is amazing to say the least. He makes you see each person, each location so clearly. The inner struggle the main character, Paul Reiter, has is universal. I think we can all find something in Dr. Reiter we relate to. The values and desires of Dr. Reiter and his struggle with doing what is right, but not necessarily right for him made for a touching read.
Before reading this book the title alone was intriguing and after reading it made such sense. The transition from present to past is so smooth. Even with a number of characters introduced and having a story of their own was smooth and not confusing at all. I felt like I was a part of this world and knew the people personally. I have already told all my friends about this book and can't wait to read it again!