Jan Brandt “Gegen die Welt”
Actually, a 900-page novel is an impertinence. It forces the hungry reader into a longterm relationship, during which he has to neglect all the other literary feasts out there. And if, above all, this 900-page brick is a young author’s debut it’s either a case of hubris or of great success. Jan Brandt’s “Gegen die Welt” is closer to the latter.