Yay! Dr. Krieger's origin story!!
The Boys from Brazil - Ira Levin
Alive and hiding in South America, the fiendish Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele gathers a group of former colleagues for a horrifying project—the creation of the Fourth Reich. Barry Kohler, a young investigative journalist, gets wind of the project and informs famed Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman, but before he can relay the evidence, Kohler is killed.
Thus Ira Levin opens one of the strangest and most masterful novels of his career. Why has Mengele marked a number of harmless aging men for murder? What is the hidden link that binds them? What interest can they possibly hold for their killers: six former SS men dispatched from South America by the most wanted Nazi still alive, the notorious “Angel of Death“? One man alone must answer these questions and stop the killings—Lieberman, himself aging and thought by some to be losing his grip on reality.
Book thread posted 1st (actually July 29) of the month.
Reading begins 8th of the month.
Spoilers lifted 22nd of the month and next month's poll opens.
No posts from 1st-7th about the book or plot, can only post that you're participating.
Last edited by Grimmlokk; 10-04-2013 at 03:21 AM.
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I'm in, but I'm a slow reader...lately
Just picked up the audiobook, will be listening to it.
Soooo, anyone else read this?
I loved it, cover to cover. Even knowing basically where it was going. Would have been even better if I came in to it blind. It's like an international spy/detective story, with Nazis.
Really enjoyed and pleasantly surprised how he managed to tell both sides of the story coherently and without seeming to skimp in such a short book. One of the best stories I've read as far as keeping the protagonist and antagonist both mostly in the dark about the actions/plans/motivations of their counterpart, while giving the reader enough to feel like they know what's going on without knowing exactly what will happen next.
In less than 200 pages.
I'm done reading it. I'm going to watch the movie tonight.
I thought it was decent. But like Grimmlokk I knew what was going to happen because of Archer. This actually would have made a good X-Files ep
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