Posts Tagged ‘Holocaust’

Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander

Five words from the blurb: hiding, attic, history, Nazi, family Hope: A Tragedy begins with Solomon Kugel, a Jewish-American man, discovering Anne Frank in his attic. Kugel’s attempts to inform authorities are met with disbelief so he decides to look after the elderly woman himself. This leads to many entertaining scenes, but the humor is cleverly […]

Blooms of Darkness by Aharon Appelfeld

 Translated from the Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green Winner of the 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Five words from the blurb: Holocaust, Jewish, boy, hides, brothel Blooms of Darkness is set during WWII and follows an eleven-year-old Jewish boy as he is forced to leave his family and hide from the Nazis in a brothel. Blooms […]

HHhH by Laurent Binet

 Translated from the French by Sam Taylor Five words from the blurb: mission, assassinate, Nazi, novelist, truth There has been a lot of hype surrounding this book, but it is all justified. HHhH breaks the mould, creating a new genre that will change the way you look at non-fiction and lead you to question the accuracy […]

Beatrice and Virgil – Yann Martel

I loved Life of Pi so much that I bought a copy of Beatrice and Virgil from the US, months before it was released in the UK. Unfortunately my enthusiasm failed to pay off as I was very disappointed by it.  Beatrice and Virgil is a book about the Holocaust, but there are many points […]