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I am not sure why this book is not popular with the American audience. It is really good and showed the Nazi system from inside out with some nice historical fiction. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Artur Kedziora
Amazing novel about the Eastern Front and I give kudos to Littell for how much work he put in and it definitely shows. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anna
This book is many things; (1) a Tolstoy-ish historical novel (complete with philosophical and political analysis), one of the absolute best ever written --- lucid prose,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by P.H.
This memoir of a fictional, high-ranking bureaucrat in the Nazi SS was recommended to me years ago by, of all people, a young Israeli Jew who insisted it was the finest thing she... Read morePublished 2 months ago by jafrank
I don't understand why this book failed to catch on in the States, but to me this title is right there with McCarthy's Blood Meridian for narratives that I can pull off the shelf... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Wendi Wolfe
I was one of the 17,000 people who made this an "extremely low" purchase number in the USA. This, of course, does not (necessarily) reflect on the quality of the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by srrecords
I have a doctorate and have read numerous books on World War II and the Holocaust. After over one hundred pages of this book I gave up. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rainfires
This is one of the best books I've read in the past 15 years. I love the book and the writing so much that I'm constantly gifting it to friends. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Richard L. Clark