Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Dolphin People by Torsten Krol


I regularly recommend Callisto, Torsten Krol's first book, to anyone who loves Vonnegut and/or black comedy. The Dolphin People is just as dark and nearly as funny. Sixteen-year-old Erich Linden, along with his younger brother and mother, have fled post-WWII Germany to meet up with their nazi doctor Uncle Klaus in Venezuela. Things go bad when their twin-engine plane crashes on the way through Amazonia and they encounter a stone-age tribe. The Yayomi believe the Lindens (who have changed their name to Brandt to avoid being discovered) are Dolphin People. Don't miss this darkly hilarious book from the cryptic Mr. Krol.
Grade 10+