The Zone of Interest The Zone of Interest

The Zone of Interest

A novel

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Publisher Description

NOW AN ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING MAJOR MOTION PICTURE AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR From one of the most virtuosic authors in the English language: a powerful novel, written with urgency and moral force, that explores lifeand love—among the Nazi bureaucrats of Auschwitz.

"A masterpiece.... Profound, powerful and morally urgent.... A benchmark for what serious literature can achieve." —San Francisco Chronicle
 
Martin Amis first tackled the Holocaust in 1991 with his bestselling novel Time's Arrow. He returns again to the Shoah with this astonishing portrayal of life in "the zone of interest," or "kat zet"the Nazis' euphemism for Auschwitz. The narrative rotates among three main characters: Paul Doll, the crass, drunken camp commandant; Thomsen, nephew of Hitler's private secretary, in love with Doll's wife; and Szmul, one of the Jewish prisoners charged with disposing of the bodies. Through these three narrative threads, Amis summons a searing, profound, darkly funny portrait of the most infamous place in history. 
 
An epilogue by the author elucidates Amis's reasons and method for undertaking this extraordinary project.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
September 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.8
MB

Customer Reviews

True Newland ,

Concentration Camp = Nextdoor Neighbor

Amis uses a lot of articulate, underused, and intelligent language for descriptions and sentence fillers. That can be challenging to the newbie reader. However, if you don’t care for translating German or French - you can get the gist of what’s going on. This book - is now a film via Jonathan Glazer & A24 - and explores the banality of evil - and how normal life is for this family. While a concentration camp exists in the next yard. It makes you feel uneasy. It makes you feel responsible. It makes you want to jump in the middle of a Time Machine - and save all of those innocent people.

Doctor Skippy ,

Bad Pork

Marty is a genius but not unlike his past conspirator Hitchens he has splurged his gift like a compulsive adolescent onanist.
This offering is a fetid sausage of wily craftsmanship, inedible but by the maker's reputation irresistible.
And besides, it wasn't funny at all was it?

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