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Schindler`s List
by Thomas Keneally

Category: Fiction / Historical
429 pages; ISBN: 0-340-606-517

Rating: 8/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Dan Champion


In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser and heavy drinker who enjoyed the good life, yet to them he became a saviour.

Without having seen the film of the same name (although the book was originally titled "Schindler`s Ark"), I really had no idea what to expect from this book. As it turns out it is one of the most moving and emotional reading experiences I have had. Thomas Keneally has produced a marvellously detailed and considerate account the actions of a man who was most certainly not a saint, but who acted from a resounding commitment to his beliefs.

This is a wonderful book, by turns horrific and sickening, uplifting and inspirational. Keneally`s portrayal of the sheer humanity Oskar Schindler displayed provides us with a work which deserves to be read and considered as widely as possible.


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