Searing Indictment of Evil in Hitler's Germany
A searing indictment of evil in Hitler's Germany. Hendrik Hofgen is a man obsessed with becoming a famous actor. When the Nazis come to power in Germany, he willingly renounces his Communist past and deserts his wife and mistress in order to keep on performing. His diabolical performance as Mephistopheles in Faust proves to be the stepping-stone he yearned for: attracting the attention of Hermann Göring, it wins Hofgen an appointment as head of the State Theatre. The rewards - the respect of the public, a castle - like villa, a uplace in Berlin's highest circles - are beyond his wildest dreams. But the moral consequences of his betrayals begin to haunt him, turning his dreamworld into a nightmare.
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Review: MephistoUser Review - Steve Folan - Goodreads
Great book and I will investigate other books by this writer. His descriptions of the thinking of the main character were compelling. Read full review
Review: MephistoUser Review - Anya - Goodreads
Certainly a readable book, one that I couldn't really put down. Aside from the fact that klaus writes in a way that is both formally and substantively the polar opposite from his father, it's a ... Read full review