Author: Laurent Binet
But of course, the meta crap is exactly why Binet's book has gotten attention. After all, there are other books and movies about Operation Anthropoid, the assassination plot's code name. Interestingly, and to me somewhat puzzlingly, there is a movie adaptation of HHhH. It was released in France in May and an English translation entitled The Man with the Iron Heart will be released later this year. From what I've read, it doesn't sound like the movie includes the meta crap - a good choice in my opinion.
I know, it sounds like I didn't actually enjoy the book but I really did. Binet writes well even as he meanders. He leaves no doubts as to the deep evil of the Nazi regime, a sobering reminder in the midst of today's racial struggles. Binet, a Frenchman, also paints a loving picture of Czechoslovakia (as it was at the time) and Prague in particular.
Please join us and share your own review of your best read from the past month. This month's link list is below. I'll keep it open until the end of the day. I'll post November's tomorrow. Meetings are the last Friday of each month. Next gathering is November 24th.