REVIEW: THE ALPHABET HOUSE by Jussi Addler-Olsson
Gritty but hopeful, terrifying yet optimistic, Jussi Addler-Olsson' s newest novel paints the ugly facts behind the Axis side of The Second World War. The eponymous establishment is a "mental" institution, it's ostensible goal to harbor lunatics--it's true purpose to provide involuntary guinea pigs for medical and biological experimentation. Two young RAF fliers, downed behind German lines, pretend insanity to stay alive, such little as life now entails.
I reviewed a digital ARC via the Penguin First to Read program.