Tucked in what seemed to be innocence, two men with divided political opinions write each other a couple of letters to catch up. As time passes by, it's difficult to not notice the changes that operate in Martin's life, from rejecting his friend to using gross terms.
One of the most powerful themes of this epistolary novel is the bound of friendship through a national crisis that will change both men for the better or the worse. The cover says it best '' a fracturing world and a friendship destroyed''= summarize the plot of what appears to be one of the most relevant and clever books on the subject of nazism through everyday life. Both characters are here so much more than what meets the eye: If readers can consider Martin as the ''villain'' of this story, it's necessary to look at Max with a clear mind and to think about his choice at the end, though largely justified.
A point that I didn't notice at first is that this conflict did not only changed one man but two of them. If you've enjoyed this book, why don't you take a look at the movie adaptation by William Cameron Menzies, Paul Lukas, Peter van Eyck and Mady Christians.