The Angel of Berlin

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The Angel of Berlin
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Release Date
May 2011

When Robin, a young university student, saves the life of a beautiful youth, he finds he's made a devoted friend. But without memory and voice, the newly named Angel is a mystery, occasionally exasperating with his child-like qualities yet with touches of darkness that make Robin wonder what kind of being he's really taken in. A speculative fantasy of magical realism and innocent love set in modern Berlin.

Book Review by Valentina Heart (author,reviewer)
Sep 22, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
224 people found the following review helpful
I never would have thought that such a short story about one stranger rescuing the life of another could win me over so completely. The plot is simple enough, yet it was written so beautifully that it felt as if I've never read anything even remotely similar to it, although I know I have.

Angel is a nameless, somewhat childlike stranger who almost gets killed when stumbling onto a road. Robin saves him on his way to work, and enchanted by the young French man, Angel follows. That is basically how the story goes from there. Angel is innocent and inexperienced, to the point that he has no real notion of the way the world around him works. He completely relies on Robin who despite all his commitments goes out of his way to take care of and keep safe the young man who'd somehow became a permanent and more than welcome fixture in his life.

This is a story hanging somewhere between magic, dreams and reality. Angel's origins, his past, real name or the reason why he is the way he is, was never revealed, but somehow while being important it wasn't truly missed. The instant connection between Robin and Angel overshadows everything and just the smitten way Angel looks at Robin and Robin always keeps one eye on his beautiful stranger is enough to show just how special what they have is.

It is an easy but emotional read holding a promise of making you feel good.
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