Salon has a good review of Koba the Dread by Martin Amis – this week’s “Book of the Week.” Excerpt:
. . . what Amis is trying to do in “Koba the Dread” is to clear the mental decks, to synthesize what various sources have to tell us about the reality of a major episode of 20th century history and to disdain any attempt to apologize for it or explain it away. That he does not consider himself especially political may be why his tone is so even (though firm), why he’s without either the guilt or the fury that ex-believers feel in having allowed themselves to be deceived. Amis is asking if we can finally talk about this as logical, sensible, morally sentient adults.
This book is next in line for me so I hope to have my own review posted in the not too distant future.