The Castle in the Forest
Publish date: January 23rd 2007
Publisher: Random House (NY)
Pages no: 477
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, World War II
Complicated story, and I wish it would have lasted longer, let's say at least through Hitler's twentysomething years.. It stopped right where his actual life should have started! But it was a very good book, i could not let it out of my hand.
About ten years ago, I immersed myself in personal reading about Hilter and the Holocaust, including a biography by Alan Bullock, Hitler: A Study in Tyranny, trying to understand how Hitler could have done what he did, how he became evil incarnate. I was no student of psychology, but I suspected fam...
4 for 3 - a pressie from dear M, October 2009You may call me D.T. That is short for Dieter, a German name and D.T. will do, now that I am in America, this curious nation.
Sure there's a castle in this book, and it's pretty wonderfully constructed, but it's also made out of shit. Reading this book was an awful, soul-crushing experience. No wonder Norman Mailer died. This book killed him.
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