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You Should Have Left

You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann
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Jun 13, 2017 | 128 Pages
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“This mind-bending novella about a writer losing his marbles contains images that startle and linger….The most arresting of the book’s chilling moments might do for baby monitors what ‘Jaws’ did for swimming in the ocean….[Kehlmann] manages a few darkly comic flourishes…provocative…potent…pleasantly unsettling.” 
John Williams, The New York Times

“A quick, fun breathless read. It’s inventive and scary—and a delightful take on the writing life.”
Huffington Post


“A beautifully crafted exercise in terror from one of Germany’s most celebrated contemporary authors….This novel is, in many ways, a classic haunted-house tale. There are warnings about the house from the people in the village below. There’s a creeping sense of horror. There are frightening phenomena that the narrator cannot explain. And there are specters. Kehlmann uses all these familiar tropes beautifully. But he also creates a sense of existential dread that transcends the typical ghost story….A book to keep you up at night.”
Kirkus Reviews,
*starred review*

“A well-crafted tale about one man unravelling due to forces beyond his control….You Should Have Left—part-horror, part-psychodrama—serves up effective shocks and thrills that keep us rapt and on the edge of our seats. The narrator’s journal slides from excerpts from his screenplay to accounts of his own creeped-out tragedy, and slips from coherence to jumbled trains of thought, and each time we lose purchase yet delight in the confusion and the tension.”
—Malcolm Forbes, The National

“My favorite German novelist.″
—Ian McEwan, The Sunday Times (London) 

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