Monday, May 11, 2009

A Redirect

Erudite Mondays at HalfSoled Boots
Volume 9 Number 1

by David Downing

Mr Dave Hingsburger writes the award-winning activist blog Chewing the Fat. He is an internationally-accredited speaker, author, and advocate for the disabled.

Today is his second online book-club, a blog-based discussion on David Downing's novel Zoo Station, an espionage story set in Nazi Germany before the outbreak of World War II. I had planned to post a review of this book here at Half Soled Boots for Erudite Monday, but Dave contacted me last week and asked whether I would consider publishing my review as a guest post on CTF, instead.

So today's review, if you care to read it, can be found at Chewing the Fat. It's a little weightier than what I'd normally publish: wade through it if you dare. I'd be interested to hear your comments, and you can leave them either here or there.
Nazi propaganda poster ca 1938. "60,000 Reichsmarks is what this person suffering from hereditary defects costs the People's community during his lifetime. Fellow German, that is your money too. Read 'A New People', the monthly magazine of the Bureau for Race Politics of the NSDAP."


kate said...

As always, a fascinating, well-thought out review. My favourite line, however, was this one:

Like Stalin’s Soviet Union, everything feels so heavy and frightening.

Gwen said...

Great post, S.