Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Crime In The Family - Sacha Batthyany

Sacha Batthyany , a Swiss/Hungarian journalist reads a newspaper article which tells a story about a party that happened at his great aunts home.  70 years ago as WWII was drawing to a close a dinner party at the rich estate in Hungary ends with some of the guests killing 180 laborers in the local village. 

So he decides to try and find out what happened and to see if he can find out any answers.  For me though although compelling, I found the story a little unsatisfying.   It seemed to focus more on him and his psychotherapy and his relationship with his father than the main story.  I would have liked to know more about the people killed, more about what went on in Hungary.

 Maybe there weren't any facts to find or people to talk to, as too much time has passed and the secrets will remain buried. 2/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

If there wasn't much to write about in regard to the crimes, it makes you wonder if the past story was just an excuse for the author to write about himself.