HHhH, a remarkable new historical novel by a young French author named Laurent Binet, has been getting a lot of attention. The book, a sly and woolly ponderance of the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovokia during World War II, is as good as all the hype suggests.
What makes HHhH stand out is the author's approach to his historical plot. Years ago, before he became a published author, he lived and taught in Slovokia and became possessed by the legend of the Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich's assassination in Prague in 1942.
In The Telegraph "Jasper Rees talks to Laurent Binet about his playful new novel about an assasination attempt, HHhH." Rees notes about the book: It all sounds highly French, and in other hands the novel's squeamish contortions migh... Read Post
I recently finished HHhH, Laurent Binet's unusual novel about Reinhard Heydrich and subsequently found a Nazi video of his funeral. The "HHhH" is a German abbreviation for "Himmler's brain is called Heydrich." Heydrich, of course, w... Read Post
I sought out with immense eagerness the English translation of Laurent Binet’s Prix-Goncourt-winning novel, HHhH. This book concerns Operation Anthropoid, the plot to assassinate the Nazi Reinhard Heydrich. I had a personal interest... Read Post