Zone of Interest
By Martin Amis
“ Can you explain the Holocaust? ”
Can you explain the Holocaust? This question and other disturbing questions are explored in a quite compelling conversational narrative by Martin Amis. 'Zone of Interest' weaves the self-rationalising view of differently positioned death enforcers in a fictional re-creation of the most notorious Nazi concentration camp. The complex question of 'evil' is also reviewed in an epilogue. This novel is not everyone's cuppa tea.
Mr Mark Collins
Reviewed by Dr M Collins (History Teacher)