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HHhH: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Compelling read, utterly fascinating. I could hardly put it down

Compelling read, utterly fascinating. I could hardly put it down.

posted by Andrew_in_Maplewood on June 27, 2012

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2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Too thin on actual Heydrich story

I always enjoy a historical fiction but couldn't even finish this one. The author blends his running commentary on other books on the subject, as well as his thoughts on his treatment of the subject, in the book itself. I found HHhH extremely hard to read, really just...
I always enjoy a historical fiction but couldn't even finish this one. The author blends his running commentary on other books on the subject, as well as his thoughts on his treatment of the subject, in the book itself. I found HHhH extremely hard to read, really just wanted the story of the attempted assasination of Heydrich.

posted by Anonymous on July 3, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Interesting

    This was an interesting story, but it could have been told in half the pages. I was not fond of the amount of time spent by the author talking about himself and his writing decisions. A bit too self absorbed for me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2013

    Not just another book about Hitler and the Nazis

    A French writer takes on the Czech assassination plot of high-level Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich. The story is as much about writing the tale of the parachutists who dropped into Czechoslovakia as it is about the parachutists themselves. Only a Frenchman could weave such a narrative, driving the plot along while musing on the nature of writing. I liked the book so much I picked up a copy in French to see how they compare.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2012

    Disappointing

    Given that this novel won a Prix Goncourt I expected a better book. I think the author failed to bring any of his characters to life. Heydrich, in particular, does not really emerge as a real fiigure.The juxtaposition of "fact" and fiction was not particularly novel although the reviewer for the NYT seems to have been impressed by this.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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