Friday, April 10, 2009

Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada

Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada this is a novel that describes a couple's attempt to resist the Nazis during the Second World War. After their son is killed. They started writing postcards with anti Hitler messages and distributing them around Berlin. There are several subplots involving others reactions to the oppression that the Nazis were responsible for. The book is excellent at portraying the sense of paranoia in fear of those living under a totalitarian state.

The book was just published in English for the first time by a Canadian publisher who will be publishing Fallada's other works. I look forward to taking a look at them.

Highly recommended!

Note:This book was provided through Librarything's early reviewer program.

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