Mein Kampf: Adolf Hitler, March 28, 2015
My rating: ♦◊◊◊◊
Adolf 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.