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This year’s book reviews #2010

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As always I read far more in 2010 than I blogged about, and most of the books I did blog about were treasures. I hope I inspired you to read at least one of them. And you have certainly noticed that I have added them all to the bookstore to make it easier for you to find out more about them.

I’ve had this title in my head for about a week now, the title is natur…

I’m reading Bruce Sterling‘s Islands in the Net – Amazon de…

As followers of mine will know I love xkcd, and he has some gems such as this…

I read Amsterdam: The Brief Life of a City by Geert Mak in English rather tha…

I’ve seen the film more than a dozen times, but I had yet to read Star …

Brian Jacques‘s book Outcast of Redwallfollows Veil the ferret who is r…

The Odessa File, by Frederick Forsyth, is another of the books I am keeping s…

Brian Jacques‘s book Martin the Warrior is another book from the Redwal…

I found The Moon’s a Balloon, by David Niven, in a box of old books. I …

Mossflower by Brian Jacques is probably my favourite of the Redwall series, t…

Timothy Leary once told us to “Turn on, tune in, drop out“, and a…

For some reason I had the book Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, by Br…

After having seen many films and read many books I expected that Hitler: The …

One of my first real American comics was Thor, I really liked it. Sadly it re…

I like Ontologies, Taxonomies and Folksonomies. I’m currently reading W…

I read Mario Puzo famed book The Godfather after having seen the movie a numb…

As I previously said I bought Anathem at the same time I bought Cryptonomicon…

I borrowed a number of books from an aunt of mine, who reviewed these books f…

I was standing in a secondhand book store with my father, and we wandered rou…

As an early Christmas gift my father gave me vouchers he didn’t want to…

The Snake is the first book I have read by John Godey, it was recommended to …

In the company I work for they are introducing the Agile FrameWork, in the fo…

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Just Finished Reading “Hitler: The Last Ten Days” #books

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After having seen many films and read many books I expected that Hitler: The Last Ten Days, novelization by Warren Tute (originally by Ennio De Concini), would hold no secrets for me. Still as I opened the book and started reading the first page I was quickly drawn into a unbelievable story.

It’s not very hard to paint Adolf Hitler as a looney, it is far harder to portrait him as the complex man deteriorating as a result of various mental and physical illnesses, compounded the people around him refusing to tell him the truth for fear of execution, causing his actions to seem borderline insane. Yet this novelization does exactly that, while still taking some liberties with the truth under the guise of artistic license. These factual inaccuracies do little to detract from the main story line.

Despite the subject matter I found it very light reading. Probably not worth it.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 7, 2010 at 5:58 pm

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