Why The Tin Drum still divides audiences
"Streets ahead of most other historical thrillers" - The Times
What would you do? Really? I don't think so...
Seems like it's much better to have come FROM Zagreb
When there's nothing left for Gunther to lose, the compulsion to speak the truth becomes even stronger.
Today's offering from the Rand McNally World Atlas of 1946, is the final one. This map is of course the one that was current at the outbreak of World War II. The section at the front is a series of maps of Europe, which I've posted the last couple of weeks. This final one, isn't … Continue reading Central Europe 1914 to 1935
Masaryk Station by David Downing My rating: 5 of 5 stars A superb end to a simply wonderful series. A marvellous end to the book. Happiness tinged with sadness. Tragedy and hope. It didn’t really feel like a goodbye.’ An au revoir, hopefully. Though that’s probably me wishing it, rather than it actually being so. And yes, he saved the … Continue reading Review: Masaryk Station
Fatherland by Robert Harris My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fatherland was, it seems, first published 1992. The paperback I have, came out in 1993. How I have managed to avoid this one for so long? As The Who once said; 'I can't explain.' It is a really compulsive thriller, a detective story - but … Continue reading Review: Fatherland
Magnificent and awe-inspiring. An incredible book of an incredible history.