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 - Bonnie - Goodreads
This. was well written but it took me a very long while to finish. Mainly told through conversations and then laser-like insight into the nature of those in the Third ReichEnding appropriate as I finished on Mother's Day. Read full review
Review: MephistoUser Review - Ted Newell - Goodreads
Seller of soul to fascists gets come-uppance. Piercing psychological probe of motives for cowardice. Read full review