Best Book You’ve Never Read: Berline Alexanderplatz by Alfred Doblin￼
“As long as he had money, he remained decent. But then he ran out of money.”
Franz is fresh out of prison and determined to get his life together…but he lives in the underworld of Berlin in the 1920’s, so how the hell do you do that?
Published in 1929, Berlin Alexanderplatz is often regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. The author splashes everything from drinking songs to newspaper reports into this narrative to capture the story of a man and his city both on the cusp of imminent, intractable change.