Welcome, Christoph Fischer!
Christoph Fischer is a name to be reckoned with in the publishing world. For those of you who don’t know about him, yet, he is one of the most talented writers on the market. Penning his own, unique style, he manages to effortlessly cross genres from Historical Fiction, to Thrillers, and poignant family relationships’ novels, and as any author will tell you, that is not an easy feat.
Christoph was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small town in West Wales. He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.
I have just read Christoph’s latest work, Conditioned, which is the sequel to Conditioned. The books deal with society, how people view others with certain disabilities, and ‘uniqueness, not always acceptable, in the eyes of some. Here’s my take on the book.
Conditioned is the second book in the series about Charles and Tony, family and relationships. In the first book these two characters unite for their mother’s funeral, but in this one we begin on a happier note with the Catherine and Robert’s impending wedding. Having read Mr Fischer’s other books, I had high expectations. He is a master of highly descriptive passages, which delve into complex character situations and relationships and, in two words, this author is ‘literary authenticity’ in its purest form.
In all his books he manages to force the reader to think about the human condition and how we all behave with one another in difficult and sometimes unacceptable circumstances. In this particular story, he further demonstrates his ability to interact with his characters’ minds, as they cope, struggle, and overcome bias, judgemental, and intolerant persons – but not in a glossy or fairytale fashion – no, there are many facets to Mr Fischer’s writing and storytelling abilities, and he displays these with realistic and complex situations.
I found this second book every bit as compelling as the first. The pace was slightly livelier, and the characters’ development from the first book, Conditions, made them even more believable and ‘human’.
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