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The Death of the Adversary
The Death of the Adversary
Author: Hans Keilson, Ivo Jarosy (Translator)
Written while Hans Keilson was in hiding during World War II, The Death of the Adversary is the self-portrait of a young man helplessly fascinated by an unnamed “adversary" whom he watches rise to power in 1930s Germany. It is a tale of horror, not only in its evocation of Hitler's gathering menace but also in its hero'...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780374139629
ISBN-10: 0374139628
Publication Date: 7/20/2010
Pages: 208
Edition: 1
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
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The person who wrote the previous review said the book wasn't much of a thriller and I definitely concur with that and it should not be billed as a mystery, but as the NY times says it is written brilliantly and I would definitely concur with that. Just don't expect anything unusual to happen, no surprises, no discoveries, just read and listen to the message in the words. I loved the metaphors, the ideas about life and why we need an enemy. In that way it is a very interesting and creative book, mystery no, thriller not at all, the narrative is predictable the language and voice in the book urges us to read on and we do.