Tuesday, August 20, 2013

a novel about writing a novel. or something.

I adored the novel HHhH, which technically had two authors, the narrator of the text we read, and Laurent Binet, the author on the front cover of the book. HHhH is the story of the 1942 attack in Prague on Reinhard Heydrich, one of the most dangerous men in the Hitler's inner circle, if not in all of Nazi Germany, and one of the main architects of the Holocaust. It was this guys idea to start up the whole gas chamber thing, what an asshole.

HHhH is a fast-paced part novel of the Second World War, part historical documentation and part autobiographical, and I assure you, unlike anything you have ever read before. Including you, history buffs.

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