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Eva Braun: Life With Hitler by Heike B. Gortemaker
Eva Braun: Life With Hitler by Heike B. Gortemaker
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3.0 out of 5 stars If only we knew more..., 29 July 2013
When looking for a biography of Eva Braun I was surprised at the minute amount of books written about her and after reading this I can see why. The writer makes a brave but desperate attempt to make a complete biography however there just isn't enough written about her to make one. It is sad that Braun's life can only be seen in relation to the people (mostly men) around her but any attempt to make an in-depth account of her life, like this one will be thwarted by the total lack of information we have about her. Gortemaker is reduced to stating things like 'Eva Braun may have been there' or 'we can only assume what Eva Braun would have thought about this' which makes for rather frustrating… Read more
A Town Like Alice (Vintage Classics) by Nevil Shute Norway
A Town Like Alice (Vintage Classics) by Nevil Shute Norway
By reading the blurb of this book you would be forgiven for thinking it would be a story of the courage of several women facing the atrocities of World war two helped only by a few kindly men, one of whom meets a cruel and tragic end. I have to say, the first 150 pages or so reflect this and are thoroughly enjoyable. However, that is where the good part of this novel ends. The second half which covers practically two thirds of the novel is a sickly love-story narrated by a rather creepy man who apparently has access to dozens of conversations and minute details through the letters he is receiving from the novel's heroine. The constant details of money transactions and description of this… Read more
Jules et Jim (Penguin Modern Classics) by Henri-Pierre Roché
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hated everyone in it, 17 Dec 2012
Absolutely impossible to feel sympathy for any character. The insipid 'love triangle' as it is so called is shallow and asinine.

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