Is there a possibility to read the books in game?
I can read the story outside of the game by following the advice given by Raze_Larian on the Steam forum
If you are so inclined, and able, you can read the story outside of the game by opening the file below in a text editor (ignore the binary file warning; just don't re-save) and searching for the term Teil I 4 times (for Teil I, II, III and IV), and then Teil V :
I have the German version installed.
Switching to the English version before entering the hatch did not prevent the game from crashing.
How can I fix this bug/prevent the crash in order to be able to read the books in game?
In game the books are just labled as "Buch" ("book") when I click on them.