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HHhH by Laurent Binet
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Flat flat flat. No pretense of style. Prose stripped of the usual novelistic devices. The book is about the assassination of Reinhardt Heydrich—a Nazi SS officer overseeing occupied Bohemia and Moravia, and master planner of The Holocaust—by British organized members of the Czechoslovak resistance in 1942. It worked. Heydrich was slain. But in reprisal the Nazis wiped out the town of Lidice, killing more than 350 civilians. The novel’s done à la Julia Blackburn; that is, mixed with bits of travelogue and memoir of the writer, some superfluous bits here an editor might have reined in. Heydrich, you will recall, was the reigning deity at the Wannsee Conference, where Adolph Eichmann was given his marching orders. (See Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.)
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