Maike Wetzel’s sentences are like barbed hooks: At some point there are so many of them that every world can come off the hinges.
...this is a writer who – independent from questions of age or Zeitgeist – developed a distinctive, very pictorial and condensed style. She is a powerful creator of atmosphere but uses her tools economically and observes precisely.
Crystal-clear sentences, illusions and subordinate clauses unnecessary.
...a literary rap, full of wit and horror.
Beautiful montage and hard-headed narration.
…the youthful sound of the age of techno: hard, fast, aggressive… well-lit without any unnecessary details.
...a cool observer with a cranky point of view whose writing is never as hard-headed that she is not astonished about the actions of her characters.
...adds miraclous magic to the brutal banality of everyday-life.