Thursday, 11 December 2014
A Meal in Winter - Hubert Mingarelli
'One morning in the dead of the winter three German soldiers head out into the frozen Polish countryside to find one of them - a Jew.'
This is a perfect example of the phrase 'sometimes less is more.' To write a really good book you don't always need a plot the size of The Spanish Armada. Sometimes a book can contain too many fanfares and whistles. Translated from the original French by Sam Taylor, this packs a strong punch. It invites the reader into a world not long gone. A world where 'cruelty' is sadly much more than a word made up of seven letters.