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The "Kindely Ones" is a book for long reading, long thinking over, long remembering.
I think one reason may be how much time was spent discussing composers, philosophers, languade and historians that Europeans seem to ponder more than we do.
Dr. Aue was an order-follower, although he certainly exercised freedom of thought outside of his duties as a Nazi officer.
This is the best book I have read for a long time. Like war and peace for the 2nd world war.Published 21 days ago by neilfilby
Great book, but it might just be too difficult to stomach..... The book starts with a monologue of the protagonist about moral responsibility that was brilliant and immediately had... Read morePublished 24 days ago by C. Habeck
The Kindly Ones was very long and was pretty twisted. Not one of my favorite books.Published 3 months ago by wren
I got lost in the detail of the novel, so much so that I was weighing the pros and cons of different interpretations of problems presented, when I was taken aback by the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by D Jordan
This writer offers deft access to another mind, the reason we read, the reason I read. It's the only way to leave our own lonely space; once in a great while we see the thoughts of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Melinda
Phenomenal Book, excellent description of what Barbarians (nazis) did during the second world war
to jews and russians.
Love the book.Very interesting to see the war through the eyes of a naxy officer.Anyone can become one
The beginning was fascinating. The idea of what goes on in the mind of a Nazi SS officer involved in terrible atrocities. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lucie Novák