HhhH – Laurent Binet (2009)

Sublime historical thriller about the murder of ‘the blonde Nazi Beast’ Reinhard Heydrich,  or, as Hitler liked to call him, ‘The man with the Iron Heart’. Remembered me of Slaugtherhouse 5, with a zest of the painful humor of La Vita e Bella, that I couldn’t put down (really!). The structure of ultra short chapters, the use of fiction amidst historical facts, and the author’s contemplations on his writing process are not only highly innovative, but make the book a roller-coaster experience.
It furthermore makes me want to visit Prague again.

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