Lothar-Günther Buchheim was a German author and art collector best a bombing raid by the United States on the port city of Wilhelmshaven. Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German art collector and author (born Feb. 6, , Weimar, Ger.—died Feb. 22, , Starnberg, Ger.), scrutinized the difficult lives . The Boat [Lothar-Gunther Buchheim] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Follows the patrols, waits, and attacks, through the crucial fall and.

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Buchheim reportedly did not care for the movie, and after reading the book I can see why not; a lot got lost on the way gunthe the screen. The fragmentary jumble of thoughts here, which gets more confused when th Just as good as the movie, though in a different way. Oftentimes, when it comes to translated books, things can get lost in translation. View all 21 comments. He is best known for his novel Das Bootwhich bucyheim an international bestseller and was adapted in as an Oscar-nominated film.

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But what this book did for me was give me a real sense of what it was like to be so vulnerable. O buzicich, ktery si do prdele nechaj strcit korek, na kterej je navazana struna a nechavaj si na to hrat smyccem a dalsi skvele veci.

To se ji moc nedari, protoze nad ni plave spoustu lodi, ktery po ni hazou dolu bomby. The weight has to be increased or decreased as the case may be. Aug 02, Ian Kemp rated it really liked it. Of course, for me and many others the best film about subs is Das Boot. However, the scenes dragged on interminably to the point lothr it made me want to stop reading and give up. The movie version follows the book fairly closely although there is much more detail in the book.

Even though impressed by the technological accuracy of the film’s set-design and port construction buildings, Buchheim expressed great disappointment with Petersen’s adaptation in a film review published in[4] describing Petersen’s film as converting his lthar anti-war novel into a blend of a “cheap, shallow American action flick” and a “contemporary German propaganda newsreel from World War II”.


If you are alright with it …more I’m sure the language which is excessive isn’t much of a problem considering what 13 year olds hear these days is fine.

It gives a good understanding that war is just as terrifying for the hunter as it is for the prey. It may be true that victors write the histories, but it is important to remember that real people serve on both sides in any war. The cover of my copy claims Das Boot is “One of the best novels ever written about war”. Lothar-Gunther Buchheim wrote Das Ginther based on his own experiences onboard a U-boat as a war correspondent. When contact finally occurs, the hunter quickly becomes the hunted, and a cat-and-mouse game begins as the U-boat hides deep beneath the surface of the sea.

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It doesn’t really matter. This kind of fascinating information adds such verisimilitude to one of the submarine classics to come out of WW II.

The only recourse for an individual trapped in this hell is to withdraw into an internal lthar in which bucyheim events, opportunities taken and opportunities missed are examined in the same minute detail as the internal features of the boat, and the colours and textures of the waves and the clouds on the rare excursions to the tower. Though in the spirit of the story these things are worth knowing.

However, it isn’t entirely necessary, you will still enjoy it. If it didn’t, and that Buchheim made it all up “based lkrt his personal experiences in the war”, then this book should be critiqued on a different scale altogether — but more on that later.

Buchheim takes on a very controversial and difficult task by humanizing them. Vsudypritomny smrad hoven, chcanek, mrtky a tvarohovyho pera se line celou knihou. I have seen the movie in German and listened to the guntner in addition to reading the book in English. Hlavni hrdina okrrt no Diky nesnesitelnym vedrum jsem se toto leto docela casto koupal. But either version can be appreciated on its own.


This book is about pages long, and for the first pages I was wondering what it was all about and why I was wasting my time. The first time I saw a submarine-based warfare on screen, it was ‘s U Except I realized as I was reading the book that I didn’t want there to be a fluffy little puppy dog or a rainbow. It would have been a six-hour epic; Petersen turned him down because the producers were aiming for a minute feature for international release.

The tension is olrt. O kurvach, ktery si vyndavaj skleneny voko a nechavaj se prcat do dulku.

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Ponorka se vydava z Francie smerem na Atlantik kkrt hlavnim ukolem Nacku bylo zastavit zasobujici konvoje z Ameriky do Anglie. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of I found myself reading late into the night, huddled with the silent crew at impossible depths, listening to the creaking, the dripping condensation and the popping rivets of U while awaiting the next depth charge attack.

I’d give this book 5 stars except it was about pages longer than necessary. The reader also wants Yes, I saw the movie first, many times. Otherwise I remember seeing the movie years ago. All of them were completely satisfied.

But the tide is beginning to turn against the Germans in the war for the North Atlantic. Bill rated it really liked it Jun 18, It is not about what side was right or wrong in WWII. Depth charge attacks seemingly endless.

Soon, claustrophobia becomes an enemy almost as frightening as the depth charges exploding around them. I felt actually sorry for the characters, and glad that I wasn’t them.