Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What I'm Reading

Extraordinary so far! Hans Fallada wrote Alone in Berlin in 1947 following World War II, and Penguin has revived this classic with a recent edition released in 2009. It's rare that I read historic fiction with footnotes, but this book has plenty of them -- making it even more interesting as it's filled with  plenty of historic details and facts. Although I'm only half way through it, I can tell you that it's an insightful and engaging read. The translator also did an excellent job, as it doesn't read awkwardly at all.  Furthermore, my understanding of Nazi totalitarianism in Germany is expanding by the page. Hands down, put this one on your list!

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