The Third Reich: A Novel
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
On vacation with his girlfriend, Ingeborg, the German war-game champion Udo Berger returns to a small town on the Costa Brava where he spent his summers as a child. There, they meet another vacationing German couple, who introduce them to the darker side of the resort town's life. Soon Udo is enmeshed in a round of the Third Reich, his favorite World War II strategy game, with a shadowy local called El Quemado. As the game draws to its conclusion, Udo discovers that the outcome may be all too real.
Written in 1989, The Third Reich is Roberto Bolaño's stunning exploration of memory and violence---and a rare glimpse at a world-class writer coming into his own.
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THE THIRD REICHUser Review - Kirkus
From the acclaimed Chilean novelist (1953-2003), a recently discovered 1989 novel; this enigmatic look at power though the prism of war games is on a smaller scale than the two sprawling works that ... Read full review
Review: The Third ReichUser Review - yonders - Goodreads
At first I thought this was not all that great, but weeks later scenes & events malinger and I'm forced to reconsider, write a review. Sort of an odd & tedious premise: four middle-class Germans on ... Read full review