I’m torn about this one.
It was somewhat interesting to read, but the author is so detached, that he could be writing fiction.
There is absolutely no insight into Hitler or his inner circle, it’s strictly an auto-biography of Hitler’s bodyguard and telephone operator. I’m glad I took the time to read the preface. It explains some of the issues I had with this book.
It’s hard to imagine that someone is so detached from their own life, as well as either incredibly stupid, or just super naive. But….I know Germans, so I believe he was just doing what he was told, minded his own business, and never questioned or thought to pry.
Still, leaves the reader without any new insights, or even any new impressions. For someone who saw “the boss” daily for 5 years I thought there would be a little bit more, actually, a whole lot more.