STORY LINE STALINGRAD THE LONELIEST DEATH:
Author Christoph Fromm created an intense emotional novel in Stalingrad The Loneliest Death. Set in 1942, German Leutnant von Wetzland will face his own mortality; as well as the vile nature of himself and his comrades. Von Wetland begins his journey as an idealist, believing in rules and proper conduct in war. He will face not only his but his fellow-man’s basest nature. For the baseness of man’s morality is ugly; he will find war is vile and ugly without rules or morals.
Stalingrad is a place of pain, blood, and death. It will bring Von Wetland face to face with the darkness of man’s nature. He finds he can not control the ultimate evil in man’s heart as he spirals into the abyss. My contemporary military war novel review of Stalingrad The Loneliest Death follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:
Author Christoph Fromm created an intense character driven novel of war. This is not a pretty novel for war is ugly. In a time period in which movies glorify war, Fromm presents war at its ugliest without frills or pretty words. As man achieves the ultimate evil against his fellow-man, Fromm’s characters fall further into the blackness.