New Advance Review Likens Erik’s Newest–and Soon-to-be-Released–Nonfiction Saga to a “John le Carré Novel” (Which Tickles Erik No End Because le Carré is One of His Idols)

The Latest Advance Reviews:

“Excellent….suspenseful, [has] the feel of a John le Carré novel.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A brilliant and often infuriating account of the experiences and evolving attitudes of the Dodd family during Hitler’s critical first year in power. With the benefit of hindsight, of course, the Dodds seem almost criminally ignorant, but Larson treats them with a degree of compassion that elevates them to tragic status.”
Booklist (starred, boxed review)

 “Chillingly portrays the terror and oppression that slowly settle over Germany in 1933.”
Library Journal

“In this mesmerizing portrait of the Nazi capital, Larson plumbs a far more diabolical urban cauldron than in his bestselling The Devil in the White City . . . a vivid, atmospheric panorama of the Third Reich and its leaders . . . . ”
Publishers Weekly (starred, boxed review)

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Erik Larson is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, which examines how Winston Churchill and his “Secret Circle” went about surviving the German air campaign of 1940-41. Erik’s The Devil in the White City is set to be a Hulu limited series; his In the Garden of Beasts is under option by Tom Hanks, for a feature film. He recently published an audio-original ghost story, No One Goes Alone, which has been optioned by Netflix. Erik lives in Manhattan with his wife, who is a writer and retired neonatologist; they have three grown daughters.

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