"It is a great achievement to have made this horrific tale recounted by such a profoundly unsympathetic character so gripping...a great work of literary fiction, to which readers and scholars will turn for decades to come
" (Anthony Beevor The Times
"An extraordinarily powerful
novel that leads the stunned reader on a journey through some of the darkest recesses of European history...reveals something that is desperate and depressing but profoundly important, now as ever
"Everybody's talking about it...erudite, pitiless and mesmerising" (Financial Times
"A compelling and savage
tale, with a cold dispassionate eye that never flinches from the raw reality of mass-murder... a serious attempt to describe the terrors of the Nazi regime" (Independent
"The book rises magnificently to its own occasions, building out of its fact-crammed but stately sentences a vast and phosphorescent tableaux vivants seething with Dantesque detail" (Guardian
"The biggest novel this month, and an essential read [...] remorseless, obsessive and compelling."
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