Review: EVERY MAN DIES ALONE by Hans Fallada

Sandy from You’ve GOTTA read this! reviewed Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s a little of what she had to say:

This story, which by the way, is loosely based on a true story, starts out as an interesting tale of intersecting lives. Lives of those not convinced of Hitler’s motives. Lives of lazy deadbeats who are always on the take. Lives of those just trying to survive. There are moments of humor – some of the personalities are priceless, and you chuckle. Then an innocent old woman, terrorized by a Hitler Youth punk, jumps out the window to her death. Zero to 60 in a few pages, then back again. The prose is rigid and unembellished, but about two-thirds the way through the book, uses its power to pull you into a dark, murky hole. The last hundred pages made my heart race, made me nautious and almost, I dare say, weepish. However, if you know me, you will know that this is a true sign of a masterpiece. I’m not moved easily in this way. It got to me.

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