Wednesday, January 17, 2007
The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer
The Castle in the Forest tells the story of Adolf Hitler's childhood through the words of a demon.
The opening lines recall Melville's Moby Dick, "You may call me D.T. That is short for Dieter, a German name, and D.T. will do, now that I am in America, this curious nation."
This is Norman Mailer's first novel in a decade.
You can hear NPR talk about the book here.
You can read a couple of reviews here: MSNBC.com, BAMM.com, Barnes & Noble
I don't think the New York Times has formally reviewed the novel yet. But from what I've read it will be a tough go, but worth the read.