Quotes

The Jewish Messiah is a farce of nuclear proportions.
That many readers can find themselves in this life story, explains the huge enthusiasm it generated.
Here, at this spot, you will find footnotes to the human comedy.
Both hilarious and tragic but always readable…it is utterly unlike anything written by British or American novelists. Silent Extras is refreshingly contempory and original.
A novel about disenchanted young heroes trying to make sense of a senseless world.
Freud is a deep, dark red with just a dash of violet from its earliest childhood. The nose, at first, is not pronouncedly explosive, but develops in the glass. Aromas arise of prune, blackberry jam, candied cherry and subtle tones of spice along with a whiff of vanilla. In the mouth, vanilla and coconut, flavors added to the wine by means of ten months’ ripening in oaken kegs, complement the red and dark fruit in an elegant and exotic fashion. Its texture, that which one feels in the mouth, is fulsome, rich and ripe. Soft with strength and bite.
You can’t always control the way an image develops or how other people talk about me. A lot of people may think that if things go a certain way in my books, well then that’s what his life must be like too.
Productivity? Discipline? It’s no different from what you need if you plan to win Wimbledon or carry out a successful military campaign.
My friendship with Arnon takes place in no way whatsoever at the physical level between us.
I see a youthful figure appear, worming his way through the revolving doors with a baby carriage. Could that be Arnon Grünberg? The hotel manager says it is, and I suppose he should know. The youthful figure seems to enjoy the fact that when he comes in here, in Waldhaus in Sils, there is no turning around - except for the revolving door of course. Try as one might, one hardly associates Arnon Grünberg with a baby carriage, just as little as one would make that association with Proust, who once came in through this same entrance. Is Grünberg hiding behind the baby carriage, in order to remain inconspicuous? Later, in the empty main hall, which the hotel calls the ‘Sunny Corner’, he explains how we are to interpret the baby carriage.