Thoughts on: The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg
5 Stars , Fiction , Historical Fiction , Latest Posts / November 29, 2011

About: The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg is an award winning historical fiction book. The book was translated from Swedish and tells about real life, as well as fictional characters. 672 pages Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN-10: 0374139644 My rating for The Emperor of Lies – 5 Buy & Save on The Emperor of Lies through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Ama­zon | Kin­dle | Book Depos­i­tory US | Book Depos­i­tory UK More books by Steve Sem-Sandberg Thoughts: The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg is still an amazing, somber, hard look at a Jewish Ghetto, in Łódź Poland during World War II. The book has several stories which, might not intertwine, certainly run parallel to one another. While a novel, the book’s research is a amazing and I sometimes forgot I was reading about the fictitious lives of others. The author is inside the heads of the characters but yet keeps a watchful eye on the historical timeline and incorporates non-fiction documents into the narrative. Mixing fact and fiction is always a tricky business especially when writing historical fiction as oppose to writing a fictional story which takes place in the past. There are many historical figures which go…

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