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Reviews: True Map of the City
“The plot is clever and delicately developed, the symbolism is richly layered, and every scene leaves readers asking head-scratching questions. The hyperbolic level of bureaucracy and hypocrisy occasionally comes across as satire, but also has the dark edge of Orwellian fiction.
"Creating such a surreal, vaguely impossible atmosphere in a novel is a challenging task, but Guenther plays masterfully with philosophy and language to achieve a singular mood. The stark, matter-of-fact narration and the intimacy of Horus' inner monologue gives the prose a foreboding sense, while the flashes of humor and ridiculousness give the book an odd balance.
"Guenther fits a whole tangled tale into just over 100 pages, with few wasted words.
"Capped off with a . . . completely unexpected conclusion, A True Map of the City is a truly good read, and Guenther humbly proves himself as a literary descendant of Kafka himself.” --Editor, Self-Publishing Review
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Tag Archives: Germany
Review: 1941: The Year Germany Lost the War
1941: The Year Germany Lost the War by Andrew Nagorski My rating: 5 of 5 stars Nagorski’s book is tightly written and very readable, despite a mountain of research distilled into it. All the scholarly elements are included, along with … Continue reading
Book Review: My Father’s Keeper by Norbert Lebert
My Father’s Keeper (2001) is the story of the children of upper echelon Nazis, the sons and daughters of Himmler, Hess, Goering, and others. German journalists Stephan Lebert and his son Norbert conducted their interviews in 1959 and 2000, respectively. … Continue reading
Book Review: Blitzed, by Norman Ohler
Norman Ohler’s Blitzed is an extensively researched book that provides another view of Hitler’s Germany. Despite Der Fuehrer’s official (and hypocritical) pretence of abstemiousness, he did eat meat, and he did drink, and he did have a mistress. We can … Continue reading
Have We a Hitler in Our Future?
Five years of research have given me unique insights into the mind and personality of Adolf Hitler. My first book, In the Mouth of the Lion, an espionage thriller, addressed ten factual questions:
The 85th Anniversary of the Death of Geli Raubal
One morning in Munich, on September 19th, 1931, Adolf Hitler’s 23 year old girlfriend, Geli Raubal, was found dead in her room, the windows and door locked, her key on the inside. On a couch beside her lay Hitler’s small … Continue reading
In the Mouth of the Lion — Kindle Version
The ebook version of In the Mouth of the Lion has been released at a price about half of the already modestly-priced print version. Some comments by other authors: “Be prepared for a wild ride! J Guenther’s delightful new novel, … Continue reading
Book Look: A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin
“The chilling true story of the S-Bahn Murderer.” This book gets a strong rating of ☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆, and is recommended particularly for amateur criminologists and fans of WWII history. Scott Andrew Selby’s account of the S-Bahn Murderer is a fast read, … Continue reading