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Ce livre ont réellement existé ou existent encore L’auteur a rapporté les faits le plus fidèlement possible mais a dû résister à la tentation de romancer Comment raconter l’Histoire Cette uestion conduit parfois l’auteur à se mettre en scène pour rendre compte de ses conditions d’écriture de ses recherches de ses hésitations La vérité historiue se révèle à la fois une obsession névrotiue et une uête sans fin. I am addicted to reading about the history of WWII and I really wanted to like this book Binet s book however frustrated me The constant insertion of the author into the text and his continuous use of the word I was incredibly distracting Who was this book about precisely the author or Heydrich The purported topic Heydrich was interesting the author s pathos Not so much His short chapter format consisting of 257 chapters some of which were only a few sentences long resulted in a choppy stilted flow His constant debunking of historical novels and their fictionalized aspects gets a bit tired but I found his statement that I am struck all the same by the fact that in every case fiction wins out over history provocative But I also was then confused by his many discussions of Hollywood movies about the era and his continuous insertion of fictionalized vignettes that he explained were to serve as examples of how he wasn t fictionalizing One senses he is really fascinated with historical fictionalized accounts but thinks he is doing something far superior I think he may not have achieved this goalHe is an interesting intelligent man and this should have been a better book If you want a recommendation for a riveting read on the era try Endgame 1945 The Missing Final Chapter of World War II by David Stafford Let Sleeping Dogs Lie you want a recommendation for a riveting read on the era try Endgame 1945 The Missing Final Chapter of World War II by David Stafford

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Centre de Prague HHhH est un acronyme inventé par les SS ui signifie en allemand le cerveau d’Himmler s’appelle Heydrich Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich L’essentiel de l’histoire se situe entre 1938 et 1942 Le récit est structuré comme un entonnoir des chapitres courts relatent différents épisodes en divers lieux et à diverses époues ui tous convergent vers Prague où s’est déroulé l’attentat Tous les personnages de. REVIEW SHORT VERSIONThis is a hell of a story told very engagingly The last 50 pages are agonizing and heroic and you won t forget them RecommendedREVIEW LONG VERSION A UESTION OF DEFINITIONIf I waddled around in an elaborate penguin costume loudly proclaiming that I was a penguin while swallowing fish whole it wouldn t make me a penguin Even if I got all my friends to violently nod their heads and point at me and say yes he s a great old penguin that one sure he is Even if I took a plane to Antarctica and joined one of the vast throngs of penguins there and you filmed me David Attenborough style creeping up on me real close while I was looking after my egg which I got a friend to make for me before I came looks pretty realistic I still wouldn t be a penguin Whatever everybody the author all the critics and every last review says this is not a novel But Mr Binet persuaded the entire universe to go along with his penguin impersonation And before him other books have done this too Bartleby Co a long biographical essay about writers not a novel Problems The Wallcreeper Love Me Back What is the What and a zillion others memoirs not novels The Pale King a random collection of experimental writings not a novelNone of HHhH is fictitious it s either the precise historical information about the events leading to the assassination of one of the all time hall of fame Nazi bastards Reinhard Heydrich presented in a refreshing casual conversational style anyway let s talk about something else he says at one point but still accurate getting the details right is one of the main things LB agonises over or it s LB s personal commentary about how he got this book written and the research he did and the problems he found including such hilarious stuff as telling us that he should have bought a particular book online from since it was Heydrich s widow s memoir pretty relevant but he didn t because it was too pricey and in the wrong language Several pages later he tells us he finally did get it This whole kind of jokey but really about such a grisly no joke subject self dramatising angst ridden approach is exactly the same as a brilliant book by Geoff Dyer called Out of Sheer Rage an account of how he didn t write a book about DH Lawrence Geoff could have called his book a novel but for some reason he didn t Oh wait that would be because it wasn t a novelWhat about historical novels like Schindler s Ark I Claudius Wolf Hall etc Well in those you can see all the novelistic art the dialogues the plotting the inhabiting of the famous person s brain and so forth so yes they are novelsSOME UOTES Unbelievable I ve just found another book about the assassination It s called Like a Man and it s by a certain David Chacko The book is extremely well researched I get the impression the author has utilized everything currently known about Heydrich and the attack LB discusses this novel for a page pointing out some stuff Chacko made up completely eg some sexual scenes He s a skillful cheat A trickster Wella novelist basically as opposed to LB himself If this were a novel I would have absolutely no need for Valcik He is of an encumbrance than anything elseso it s not a novel I don t even know how they reacted when they heard about Heydrich s death although that ought to make one of the best bits of my bookMy story has as many holes in it as a novel But in an ordinary novel it is the novelist who decides where these holes should occur Because I am a slave to my scruples I m incapable of making that decisionso it s notLAST MINUTE UPRUSH OF STARSAround two thirds the way through I was getting a little tired of Mr Binet s posturings look at me having problems writing my book let me tell you all about them and frankly this is way too horrible a subject to be parading like a loud peacock with a tail of woe just shut up and get on with it but the last third gets a mighty grip as the assassination plan springs into life and all of what followed makes this almost a must read swerved the rating from a huffy 25 stars to a confident 4 stars

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Deux parachutistes tchécoslovaues envoyés par Londres sont chargés d’assassiner Reinhard Heydrich chef de la Gestapo chef des services secrets nazis planificateur de la solution finale protecteur de Bohème Moravie surnommé le bourreau la bête blonde l’homme le plus dangereux du IIIe Reich Après des mois de préparation il est finalement abattu dans sa Mercedes Il s’ensuit une folle traue ui se termine dans une église du. May 4th 1942 the Heydrich residence After filling their bellies with Venison steaks Heydrich Himmler and Goebbels are sat around the table playing cards Lina Heydrich brings in a tray on which sits a large bottle of brandy three glasses and a box of cigars Don t wait up for me Reinhard dear I am off to the theatre Have fun boys Heydrich switches on the gramophone and Schubert is a feast on the ears the evening is in full swing Both Himmler and Goebbels are blind drunk within the hour and start to wind up Heydrich on his marital problems So Reinhard word is your old lady has been seeing the F hrer behind your back What is it can t get it up laughter That s a damn lie I tell you how dare you smear my name HOW DARE YOU Sometimes I struggle to perform in the bedroom it s the stress of this bloody war but me and my wife couldn t be happier OK calm down we were only having a little fun Fun you call that fun us Nazis were not put on this earth to have fun get out get out the pair of you Lina returns in the early hours and enters the bedroom and hears what sounds like a little girl sobbing she turns on the light my darling what is the matter why are you shaking Lina I had the most horrible nightmare a month from now I am going to die at the hands of assassins Lina moves closer her eyes avert from the tearful Heydrich to the sheets Oh Reinhard you wussy you have only gone and wet the bed Historically accurate of course not I just made it up I couldn t resist the temptation after learning just how evil a man Heydrich actually was That s the great thing about fiction when dealing with the facts in this case WW2 the little things can t be 100% certain unless you were there in person how do you go about filling in the gaps easy you just guess but make it seem believable that s the problem Binet faced in writing this genius book It s based on a true story real names real facts but still reads like a suspense thriller after he adds his own interpretations on the finer details of historyBack to Heydrich on a serious note I forgot what he looked like not that it s a face I want to remember so googled him to think what this man did and what he witnessed with those cold and calculated eyes Hope he eternally burns in hell Now on to the bookA brilliant novel with a great story that also happens to be true by a gifted French writer amusingly anguished over the uestion of how to tell it There s nothing not to like about Laurent Binet s acclaimed debut and HHhH is certainly a thoroughly captivating performance the last 50 or so pageswow Whether you find it something than that will depend on how you feel about the application of a book about the Nazi security chief Reinhard Heydrich who must be one of the most unfunny truly evil and hated figures in recorded history But I like to think of this book for it s hero s than for it s Nazi villains two brave souls who knew there was a great chance of not returning alive from their daring mission to take the bastard Heydrich out It s about his assassination specifically and the undersung Czech resistance heroes who carried it out an angle that licenses a certain jauntiness in the tone Heydrich s icily demonic character dominates the book until the Czech heroes are slowly woken in to the story Heydrich and his pivotal roles in the key atrocities of the era from Kristallnacht to the final solution itself take up a substantial part of the narrative And it s chilling stuff The narrative is enlightened by Binet s playful anxieties about his girlfriend mulling over his dreams or even by his obviously pertinent struggles over whether to invent the dialogue or imagine the inner thoughts of his characters And there are outbursts of opinion which really bother him when trying to tie up lose ends Was Heydrich s Mercedes black or green Where about s did the parachutists land Which side of the train did the head of Czechoslovak secret services sit on during his clandestine trip through Germany EtcIncluded there are nods to films and books that inspired Binet along the way this work wouldn t have been the same without them adding a freshness to a WW2 novel as it s one of the most written about subjects ever A subject that can sometimes be boring not this The book builds up to it s climactic Operation Anthropoid scenes involving our heroes Gab k and Kubi that the best thriller writers would have been proud of It s a plan that doesn t go according to plan but still ends up getting results There are crucial logistical points to be reckoned with such as the topography of Prague streets or the disconcerting jamming tendency of the British built Sten gun which got stuck at the vital moment Binet manages it all with stunning lucidity and by the time I reached the devastating finale the deepest of feelings had set in I felt like lighting a candle for the incredibly brave men that risked all to take down such a huge figure in the Third ReichAs for the Butcher of Prague or the Blonde Beast as he liked to be known I hope he died in a lot of pain He thoroughly deserved it

  • Paperback
  • 442
  • HHhH Author Laurent Binet
  • Laurent Binet
  • French
  • 10 July 2019
  • 9782246760016

10 thoughts on “HHhH Author Laurent Binet

  1. says:

    ”This is what I think inventing a character in order to understand historical facts is like fabricating evidence Or rather in the words of my brother in law with whom I’ve discussed all this It’s like planting false proof at a crime scene where the floor is already strewn with incriminating evidence I don’t know h

  2. says:

    May 4th 1942 the Heydrich residence After filling their bellies with Venison steaks Heydrich Himmler and Goebbels are sat around th

  3. says:

    Let me tell you a story A true story A story that you might know but only in passingThis story took place in World War – II To be exact it was a mission No not a mission Destiny rather of our heroes Amongst numerous missions that were carried out in the War this one should rank within the top 10 most important ones in my opinion And I have read about all the major onesSo let me tell you about this book Lau

  4. says:

    No it’s not invented What would be the point of inventing “ Nazism “ ? Laurent Binet’s novel HHhH is actually two stories in one Firstly it's an exciting thriller and suspenseful novel about the assassination of Protector of Bohemia and Moravia Himmler’s right hand or brain according to the title of the novel Reinhard Heydrich Novel is packed with well known names from Nazi high echelons in brief retrospectives Binet recaps event

  5. says:

    REVIEW SHORT VERSIONThis is a hell of a story told very engagingly The last 50 pages are agonizing and heroic and you won’t forget them RecommendedREVIEW LONG VERSION A UESTION OF DEFINITIONIf I waddled around in an elaborate penguin costume loudly proclaiming that I was a penguin while swallowing fish whole it wouldn’t make me a penguin

  6. says:

    One night while he was researching this book Laurent Binet dreamt he was writing the key chapter In the dream he begins with a description of a black Mercedes sliding through the streets of Prague like a racer snake slipping behind a building here emerging from a tunnel there but moving all the while towards the

  7. says:

    I am addicted to reading about the history of WWII and I really wanted to like this book Binet's book however frustrated me The constant insertion of the author into the text and his continuous use of the word I was incredibly distracting Who was this book about precisely the author or Heydrich? The purported top

  8. says:

    Binet has written the world’s first and please God the last metafictional Nazi thriller As one who baulks at the WW2 novel how passé is “the war??”—been there done that babe Binet’s self commenting novel about a novel is a refreshing addition to the legions of prize winning tomes about lesser known Nazis and atr

  9. says:

    So what is this exactly? It has won awards for fiction and the author calls it a novel except when he says “If this were a novel ” The author intrudes is a character he is an author researching and writing about the May 27 1942 assassination attempt by two Czechoslovakian parachutists against Reinhard Heydrich aka The Blond B

  10. says:

    Jan Book Club Read 45 Stars HHhH by Laurent Binet is a novel filled with historically correct facts and traces the planning execution and aftermath of Operation Anthropoid the resistance’s successful plot to assassinate Heydrich in Prague

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