Random Wikipedia searches, crappy instant meals and another terror attack (or was it just a dream, maybe the one about the alien invasion?). Arnold’s routines are rather unspectacular. One day, the young man travels to Athens where his ex-girlfriend shoots a film. The twenty-something witnesses far-left protesters clashing with police forces.
Social media and text messaging play vital roles in “Park”. Unfortunately, Marius Goldhorn’s debut novel is anything but a page-turner. Readers should brace themselves for feeling a bit lost in this mess of irrelevances. “Park” somehow misses a key ingredient and you cannot help but assume that the author wanted it that way.
By Marius Goldhorn
Published by Suhrkamp (www.suhrkamp.de)