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Mein Kampf

Mein Kampf: Adolf Hitler, March 28, 2015 

My rating: ♦◊◊◊◊

MeinKampfAdolf Hitler is one of the most notorious figures of the 20th century and this, his two-volume autobiography-cum-manifesto should be fascinating. In actual fact it is dry, dull and boring. 

Granted, Hitler hadn’t yet started World War II or committed genocide, but the gory details would never have appealed anyway. What makes Mein Kampf so important is its unique insight into one if the most warped minds ever to exist. 

Despite being a rejoins orator, the usually charades tic Hitler fails to get any of his personality across. His writing style is impersonal and boring. The most entertaining thing about the entire production is that he thought his moustache, as per the cocer, looked good. 

This landmark publication should have helped us begin to understand how any individual could progress to oversee the most heinous evil in history. He may not have known where his life was headed when he penned volume 1 in prison, but he failed to articulate his views in any meaningful way. 

Perhaps it is the one decent act of his life, to spare us true understanding of his evil insanity. Mein Kampf may well have started as Hitler’s struggle, but enduring the monotonous tome is ours. 



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@Queen_UK Adolf Hitler agatha christie Alan Clements Alastair Campbell Aldous Huxley Aleksandr Orlov Alex Shaffer Andrew Neiderman Anthony Burgess Arthur Miller Bateman Ben Brooks Ben Elton Bram Stoker Bret Easton Ellis C.J. Cherryh Carolyn Jess-Cooke Charles Dickens Chuck Palahniuk Dan Brown Dante Alighieri dashiell hammett david baldacci David Brin David Glattauer David Kirkpatrick David Line David Tennant David Wolstencroft Dylan Jones E.L. James Edgar Allen Poe Emilia Fox Eoin Colfer Erica Spindler Frank Peretti Gabrielle Lord Gareth Roberts Geoff Ryman George Orwell George R. R. Martin George W. Bush Gillian Flynn Gillian Slovo Graham Greene Guy Piran Harper Lee Harriet Lane Herman Koch Ian Rankin J.K. Rowling Jack Thorne Jacqueline Rayner James Herbert James Patterson Jasper Fforde Jeff Green Jeff Kinney Jeffrey Archer Jem Lester Jenny Robson Jeremy Clarkson Jerry B. Jenkins Jim Thompson John Crowther John Green John Grisham John Tiffany John Verdon Jonas Jonasson Judith Kerr Juliana Foster Justin Richards Kaci Hill Karen Levine Keeley Bolger Louis Walsh malorie blackman Marissa Meyer Mark Haddon Mark Z. Danielewski Martin Sixsmith Mary Higgins Clark Mary McNamara Matt Haig Matthew Ravden Michael Berry Michael Connelly Michael Morpurgo Michael Quirke Miguel de Cervantes Mike Lancaster Morris Gleitzman Morton Rhue Neil Sinclair Nick Hornby Nick Page Patricia Cornwell Patricia Stotley Patrick Ness Paula Hawkins Paul Johnston Peter James Phil Allcock R.J. Palacio Rachelle Dekker Raymond Chandler Richard Bachman Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Ludlum Robin Cook Robin Kirkpatrick sandra brown Sebastian Beaumont Sharon Osbourne Stella Rimmington Stephen Cole Stephen King Steve Lookner Steve Lyons Stuart MacBride Sue Townsend Suzanne Collins ted dekker Terry Pratchett Tim LaHaye Tim Randall Todd Strasser Tom Avery Tom Bower Tom Cain Tom Hoyle tony blair William Golding William P. Young William Shakespeare