Helen is a novel that takes a different look at Nazism
Nazism is a pretty scary word. The ideals, beliefs and thoughts that come with it are pretty terrifying. There have been plenty of films about Nazis, some that take a hard look at the harsh truth of it all. Recently they have shown up in Captain America, Band of Brothers and other films and TV shows. There have been documentaries about it, and even a few cartoons. Yet I have never read a book about it before. When I heard of Helen I was intrigued though. After reading it, here is what I thought of this novel.
You can read the plot for Helen here:
When Helen left New York on a train bound for California in 1936, she was looking for a change of scene, planning to stay with her sister in Glendale and babysit her niece and nephew. But when she arrived, she found herself steeped in a world of bookies, mobsters, and a Nazi underworld that she must infiltrate on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League.
Helen was a good novel, but it had a rough start. It is a different writing style from what I am used to so there was a period of getting adjusted to it. Yet once I got into it, the story gripped me. The characters are all really good and the tale it tells is an interesting one. I had no idea any of this was going on in my country around that time. Although it is a work of fiction, there is a lot of truth here. Definitely a book I would recommend people should read. If you want to learn more about Helen click on this website.