This review is from: War with the Newts (Penguin Translated Texts) (Paperback)
Great book, makes you think about the politics of the last century (and now). The newts end up as metaphors for the holocaust, slavery, human rights, social inequality, corporate greed, the military-industrial machine, environmental issues - the lot.
lots of styles of writing used too - e.g. narrative, documentary-style, histroical review, newspaper clippings.
A bit hard to get into, but once you get past the first 3 chapters it all starts to fall into place