The Kindly Ones (Paperback)
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Dr Max Aue is a family man and owner of a lace factory in post-war France. He is an intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music. He is also a former SS intelligence officer and cold-blooded assassin. He was an observer and then a participant in Nazi atrocities on the Eastern Front, he was present at the siege of Stalingrad, at the death camps, and finally caught up in the overthrow of the Nazis and the nightmarish fall of Berlin. His world was peopled by Eichmann, Himmler, Goering, Speer and, of course, Hitler himself. Max is looking back at his life with cool-eyed precision; he is speaking out now to set the record straight.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099513148
Number of pages: 992
Weight: 671 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 42 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"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" * Observer *
"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 *

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“The Kindly Ones”

This is a very long but also a gripping, shocking and powerful novel about the holocaust, nazism, the SS and the second world war.It focuses on Max Aue who was a minor SS bureaucrat who worked for and had contact with... More

Paperback edition
8th December 2010
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“Brilliant, Mesmerising”

Hailed by many as the book of the decade, probably because that’s as long as it takes to read the blasted thing, ‘The Kindly Ones’ is a novel of tremendous power and scope. I can’t honestly say that winners of the... More

Paperback edition
23rd March 2010
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