on May 11, 2017 :
The truth will out. And this well written and researched assessment earns itself a central position in the historical record of the "crime of the century".
One reason I think it is such a good read is due to the emotional slant interspersed throughout - engendering in me a kind of compassionate disbelief at the evil and shocking way good people (and bad) were eradicated.
The extent of my shock grew, at first, as I began making progress through the book. Then, at various points, the emotion would diminish as I became more detached, more accepting of evil as the norm, as if the storyline was a Hollywood fiction.
"I mean, it's all fantasy. Isn't it?"
"NO! It isn't!"
This reality check recurred in me at each of those points, and each time, the strength of my emotion notched a bit higher, reaching a dark crescendo in the last chapter.
(review of free book)