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Children and Fire by Ursula Hegi
Children and Fire

polutropos, September 30, 2011

Another brilliant novel by Ursula Hegi, bringing to life Germany during the thirties. Hitler is ascending to power and with that in the background, everyone is affected. The children in the class of the teacher protagonist believe that Hitler loves them more in fact than their own parents do. The reader sees how propaganda and the desire not to make waves contribute to the rise. A truly important book, beautifully told.
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Children and Fire by Ursula Hegi
Children and Fire

polutropos, September 30, 2011

Another brilliant novel by Ursula Hegi, bringing to life Germany during the thirties. Hitler is ascending to power and with that in the background, everyone is affected. The children in the class of the teacher protagonist believe that Hitler loves them more in fact than their own parents do. The reader sees how propaganda and the desire not to make waves contribute to the rise. A truly important book, beautifully told.
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A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block
A Drop of the Hard Stuff

polutropos, May 30, 2011

Over his long career Lawrence Block has won every award available to mystery writers. It is then high praise indeed to say the latest novel, A Drop of the Hard Stuff, ranks among the best. Matt Scudder, the protagonist of Block's best series, returns in an investigation of why Jack Ellery is killed in an attempt to atone for past sins. The story is fascinating, with its many insights into alcoholism and AA, the prose sparkling. All fans of the genre will be amply rewarded.
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Ron Carlson Writes a Story by Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson Writes a Story

polutropos, January 12, 2011

For anyone who reads fiction and is interested in how a short story master went about structuring his story, this book is a must. Written with wit, it provides much insight into the process.
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Atonement by Ian McEwan
Atonement

polutropos, January 12, 2011

An outstanding novel by a master. A layered, beautifully structured masterpiece.
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