I’m reading The Kindly Ones, a fictionalized memoir of a remorseless former SS officer. Highly challenging and intriguing, and definitely not for everyone. It’s a big hit in Europe — my Dutch friends sent it to me for my birthday. It was first published in France — 700.000 copies sold. Can’t wait to see how it will be received in the States!
Check out what the New York Times has to say about this book.
Anyone who wants to dig a little deeper: read Daniel Mendelsohn’s article in NY Review of Books. Now here’s a critic!