Entertainment Weekly on ‘The Kindly Ones’

Once again, Entertainment Weekly proves that a review doesn’t have to be long to make its point, with this last line of their 119-word review of Jonathan Littell’s The Kindly Ones,

[protagonist] Aue warns 
that the slippery slope to genocide is greased by ”calm, collected” ordinary people, but when he’s not insisting ”I am just like you,” he’s lusting after his twin sister, fantasizing about matricide, or performing perverse sexual acts. Such graphic depravity lets us all off the hook.

They give it a kindly B-.

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