Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Summer of the Long Knives Book Review

  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Signal 8 Press (September 23, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9881219698
  • ISBN-13: 978-9881219695
    After an attack by a band of roving Nazi Brownshirts, Lisel Ganz, an artist's model in Berlin, suffers an injury that gives her the ability to catch glimpses of the future. It is already too late for many, but Lisel now can see that an even greater evil lies ahead.  
    Taking refuge in the home of artist Albert Entrater, Lisel meets Konrad, a Catholic priest involved in a plot to assassinate Hitler. Amid great betrayal, loss, and danger, Lisel must act while there is still time.  
    A novel of what literary critic George Steiner has called alternity, Summer of the Long Knives explores the hopes and horrors that emerge from history's darkest moments. 
    My Thoughts:
    Well, everyone has their own theories about what happened to Hitler that fateful night that he seemed to just vanish and this book is one example of what some people would rather we believe, but do you really think he got off "scot free"?
    If he has, I would think his last years were not spent in luxury or in the company of people he could trust. If I had been him, I would have gone underground somewhere and when I mean undergrown for real. Yes, I know it's going to sound a little crazy but I really do believe that certain people in this country are protected and have their own bomb shelters while the rest of us are left to die.
    But, getting back to the book, it's a fascinating read in what he might have been doing while he was there and did he have outside help or did someone with revenge on their mind pretend to be helping him when in fact they were helping set up his downfall.
    This is one book that does have some history mixed in with some wild rumors that Hilter survived and that maybe the government is filling some of that for the tourists who will be coming there as Spring gets closer away.
    Happy Reading!

    I will be giving away my paperback copy to one reader who lives in the Continental U.S. Good Luck Everyone!
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    Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


    Jeanna Massman said...

    I like most books if the story is engaging but I prefer books that have an uplifting message and I've got to have a happy ending.

    Meredith said...

    I read a lot of different types. Mostly romances, but also some humor, biographies or autobiographies, and mysteries.