Reviewed: “Six Million Accusers” by D. Lawrence-Young

Six Million AccusersEveryone should know who Adolf Eichmann was and what he did.

If you don’t and you’re reading this, at Google him. He is one of the people we talk about when we say that we must remember history or we are doomed to repeat it.

And one of the best ways of teaching today’s people is through fiction. This is why D. Lawrence-Young’s fictionalized account of the hunt for and capture of Adolf Eichmann by the Israelis and their Mossad operation appealed to me in the first place.

I didn’t know much about his capture, only that he was caught in Argentina by Mossad in 1960. This book taught me so much more. And I say “taught” in referencing a fictional book because Lawrence-Young includes in extensive bibliography that makes his work all the more important. I imagine specific conversations and details might be made up but the cast of characters is not. That much is clear.

The only real problem I have with the novel is the ever-changing and ever-unclear perspective. It’s written in the first person, all the perspectives are, but I was never quite sure who was telling the particular part of the story until I reread passages for specific details or references to other characters.

Other than that, it’s an excellent historical novel that needs to be read by a wide audience.

(I received a copy of SIX MILLION ACCUSERS through NetGalley in exchange for an honest, original review. My review will be cross posted on NetGalley, Goodreads, and my blog.)

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2 thoughts on “Reviewed: “Six Million Accusers” by D. Lawrence-Young

  1. Vanessa August 4, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    This sounds like a really interesting book!

    • Nicole O August 4, 2014 / 5:05 pm

      It really is. The conversations are fiction but the actions and the people carrying them out were real. It’s the perfect blend of important non-fiction and interesting fiction.

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