[The Hollow Bones] E–pub Ç Leah Kaminsky

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The Hollow Bones review ↠ 106 Leah Kaminsky à 6 Download F womanhood and marriage under the Reich grows increasingly suspicious of Ernst and his expeditionWhen Ernst and his colleagues finally leave Germany in 1938 they realise the world has its eyes fixed on the horror they have left behind in their homelandA lyrical and poignant cautionary tale The Hollow Bones brings to life one of the Nazi regime’s little known villains through the eyes of the animals he destroyed and the wife he undermined in the name of science and cold ambiti. 35 stars A richly layered wartime storyBerlin 1938 Ernst Schafer is an aspiring zoologist determined to make a name for himself His supportive young wife Herta accepts the long hours Ernst spends working in his office or away on adventurous expeditions Heinrich Himmler approaches Ernst to lead a group of SS scientists on an journey to Tibet funded by the Nazi s The Nazi s have their own agenda while on the expedition while Ernst sees it as an opportunity to further his travels and expertise Herta has her concerns but shows support for her husbandI loved the chapters that explored Ernst and Herta s relationship taking them from childhood into marriage It was such a uniue relationship with Herta as the supportive nurturer who understands her husband like no one else does I was fascinated by their dynamic watching their bond evolve was my favourite part of the novel While I did find the expedition chapters lengthy they were uniue and informative I have never read anything like this before Ernst s thirst and determination to discover and analyze new species was interesting to experience His love of nature and hunger to advance his career was palpable I warn that this could be a difficult book to read for animal lovers however the scenes were handled gently and respectfully The writing was excellent I look forward to reading from this author I was surprised to find that this novel is based on real people and events It is a piece of history I knew nothing about which is the main reason I enjoy reading historical fiction I recommend this to all historical fiction lovers Thank you to Leah Kaminsky for providing me with a copy to read and review

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The Hollow Bones review ↠ 106 Leah Kaminsky à 6 Download Winner of the 2019 International Book Awards in Literary Fiction Historical FictionThe Hollow Bones implores us to pay careful attention to the crucial lessons we might learn from our not too distant history'I remember you once told me about mockingbirds and their special talents for mimicry They steal the songs from others you said I want to ask you this how were our own songs stolen from us the notes dispersed while our faces were turned away'Berlin 1936 Ernst Schäfer a young. I want to forget the darkness and remember only the good illusion is such a temptress It won t be long before we will both float weightlessly unmoored our bones hollow like the birds I remember you once told me about mockingbirds and their special talents for mimicry They steal the songs from others you said I want to ask you this how were our own songs stolen from us the notes dispersed while our faces were turned away Written with esoteric knowledge and poetical prowess Kaminsky conjures forth a cautionary tale that analyses human nature vis vis our own decadence loyalty and morality towards the relentless pursuit of our own insatiable ambitions and worldly ideologies Based on true events The Hollow Bones fictionalises the life of Ernst Sch fer a great hunter fearless explorer and respected scientist in the 1930s with the Third Reich As a renowned ornithologist and a dedicated chronicler of the wild Heinrich Himmler one of the most powerful Nazi leaders during that time and a staunch believer of the World Ice Theory summons Ernst to lead an all German expedition in search of the great Aryan forebears You young man will travel to Tibet to head into the bowels of the earth where Fire and Ice went to war and the ancestors of the German Volk emerged triumphant as Sonnenmenschen Perfect beings as radiant as the sun As his ambition grows and Ernst rises in rank his wife Herta notices a dramatic change in his husband s demeanor leading to his inevitable corruption reminiscent to that of the Nazi behaviour having a hollow soul with its propaganda of spreading Nazism while advancing their own occult drivel and superiority How could a man who held deep reverence for nature and all its gifts at the same time be its destroyer While this book is beautifully written well researched thought provoking and complex the plodding plot digressing narrative and its incoherence were one of its main drawbacks One moment you re reading about the present then it unexpectedly goes back to the past which was rather confusing It wasn t uite emotionally resonant gripping or spine tingling but rather it was unsettling especially with the death of numerous faunas Caution is highly advised for those who are sensitive to animal slaughter Nevertheless Kaminsky successfully illustrates the cost of Ernst s moral decay in his pursuit of science along with his higher aspirations Let the thousands of specimens you have pillaged from the safety of the wild and brought to display in domestic parlours and museums around the world be shown for what they are Their enforced immortality could never take away the beauty of their fragile fleeting lives I fly away from you now no need for final words The most powerful language belongs to them It s the animals who make us human Thank you Leah Kaminsky and Penguin Random House Australia for providing a DRC in exchange for an honest review

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The Hollow Bones review ↠ 106 Leah Kaminsky à 6 Download Ambitious zoologist and keen hunter and collector has come to the attention of Heinrich Himmler who invites him to lead a group of SS scientists to the frozen mountains of Tibet Their secret mission to search for the origins of the Aryan race Ernst has doubts initially but soon seizes the opportunity to rise through the ranks of the Third ReichWhile Ernst prepares for the trip he marries Herta his childhood sweetheart But Herta a flautist who refuses to play from the songbook o. Part of him ached to escape from trying to be a perfect husband a studious scientist a spotless officer of the Reich Tibet like a sultry mistress waited in the background beckoning him irrevocably towards her seductive terrain They were each so different and yet the same He had carved out who he was in nature whereas she preferred to disappear in its folds melting into its beauty The Hollow Bones is a tale of love ambition passion madness and carnage It begins with the love story Remember that kid you had a crush on way back when Every fiber of you wanted to be with that kid without at all knowing what that really meant You were sympatico though your interests might have been different He or she was kind caring had your back You were friends without the benefits that are reserved for later in life But that childhood soul mate is sent away as a young teen and it is years before you see each other again Then the day arrives You are both in your twenties Your bestie is now a big deal scientist a published author an explorer And you project onto himher all the feelings and perceptions that you preserved from your childhood friendship And so it is when Herta Volz enrolled in a Berlin conservatory mastering the flute re meets Ernst Sch fer a Some Enchanted Evening moment but without you know actually being strangers Ernst Sch fer Image from ABC AustraliaErnst a zoologist has done uite well for himself He has been working on his PhD at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia busy exploring the world particularly the Himalayas for his study of birds But he is summoned by Himmler himself back to Berlin to take on a special project It is during the months leading up to Ernst s project launch that these two lovebirds rekindle their affections and start building a nest get engaged But he is not uite the same kindly sort she d known as a child Herta appears to be in love with an image a memory of who someone was or at least seemed to be while the adult person is someone else entirely Still she does her best to act as Ernst s conscience as he deals daily with the dark side Leah Kaminsky image from her FB pagesWorld War II is the war that keeps on giving And just when you think you have seen read or heard about everything that went on during that particularly grim time along comes another story based on little known facts This book had its genesis when Kaminsky became aware of the historical Ernst Sch fer while on a book tour in the USA The Academy of Natural Sciences held a trove of materials brought to it by a German ornithologist Sch fer As reflected in the novel Sch fer was called back from his doctoral work in the US by Himmler to lead an expedition to Tibet It gets a bit weird here Himmler was a proponent of the World Ice Theory an alternative Theory of Everything favored by Nazis as the actual science of relativity and diverse other grand understandings were developed by Jews and they could not abide that In addition to seeing ice underlying everything this particular form of insanity entails a strained movement of ancient residents of Atlantis to Tibet don t ask then the Atlanteans mating with Tibetans to create the original Aryans The secret mission that Sch fer led was to find evidence of the ancient Aryans to support the Third Reich s fantasies about a pure Aryan race In the novel and presumably in reality as well Sch fer rolls his eyes but takes Himmler s money and leads the expedition to learn all he could about the fauna of the Himalayas Others on the mission were charged with research closely attuned to the Reich s real intentions This is a photo from the 1938 German Tibet expedition in which Ernst Sch fer is paying court to Tibetan dignitaries to try and curry favour so they will allow him to enter the holy city of Lhasa which was off limits to foreigners back then He has hung flags of the SS insignia and the swastika telling his visitors that East and West meet in the swastika image from ElizabethStorrscomThe narrative alternates mostly between Herta and Ernst and between their contemporary experience and recollections from their childhood in Waltershausen a small town in central Germany We get to see how poorly Ernst was treated by his family and there is a suggestion of something far from kosher at the boarding school to which he is sent We see how he impresses with acts of courage and caring get that he is smitten with nature but also see his fondness for killing it as well There is a third voice here but we will get to that later What would you give to be able to pursue your dreams Maybe take on an absurd project in order to finance your real scientific research In order to get the Himalaya gig Ernst has to sign up with the SS In fact all the people heading out on this mission are SS members It is particularly fitting that the real Ernst toted with him a copy of Goethe s Faust as he makes a dark bargain to join science to politics despite knowing that the politics based science he is supposed to be researching is drivel It would be like a field researcher accepting a grant from the Koch Brothers to disprove global warming in order to get the cash he needs to do real work on say a threatened species of owl Is Ernst a scientist or a villain a researcher or a bringer of a zoological holocaust Did he sell his soul or was it dark from an early age What is clear is that Ernst in order to provide specimens to western institutions slaughtered vast numbers of creatures mammalian and avian The ravishing of the natural world is a significant theme in the book mirroring the Nazi slaughter of millions of people including a scene in which high ranking Nazis glory in their hunting prowess which brings us to that third voice This four month old panda is intended to be a cry from the wild about the dark side of taxidermy and museums image from the author s FB pagesThere are several chapters in the book that are dictated by a young panda Ernst had killed in the Himalayas and brought back to the museum in Philadelphia I expect this is supposed to represent the voice of all the creatures Ernst killed For a creature taken from its world so it could be put on display it is remarkably forgiving as it holds Ernst in high regard while describing the goings on in the museum These are charming interludes but I felt it was a step too far into the realm of fantasy However there are other elements of fantastical stretching in the book that worked wonderfully In one Ernst sees a creature known as a shapi It is an albino of the species East Himalayan tahr the real Ernst was the first westerner to see this species and he stalks it relentlessly The episode is told in a dream like manner that befits a creature held in almost religious awe by the locals with a wake up suddenly climax that is wonderfully fitting There is one delicious scene in which Ernst gets to experience the hunt from the other side In a similar vein Herta has a very intimate relationship with her surroundings In one particularly lyrical scene she imagines herself with angel wings Several dream seuences add another layer of fantasy to the storyIn addition to the strangeness of the Nazis World Ice Theory and Aryan fantasies there are other elements of the time that are of interest One is Kaminsky s portrayal of Berlin during the excitement generated by the Olympics the revels the events and the removal of blatantly anti semitic messaging while so many foreigners were in town Another is the existence of Reich Bride Schools in which prospective wives of Nazi officers underwent training in cooking child care and the proper care of their husband s uniforms and daggers Women were supposed to remain at home and ideally function as brood mares with special awards given to women who had the most babies Herta is subjected to this ridiculousness while engaged to Ernst Pursuing a career as a musician or pretty much anything else was forbidden They also were subjected to propaganda about race and genetics and had to pass a screening procedure before they would even be allowed to marry SS officers I had no idea such things existedThere is much writing in The Hollow Bones that takes wing The central image of the book is birds I expect there is not a page in which there is no mention of birds feathers or some avian related term For a story about an ornithologist and a woman who yearns to fly this seemed particularly fitting Seated in an armchair she drifted off In her swirl of dreams she and Ernst were two birds caught in a trap An old farmer trudged through snow to release them They stretched their wings and soared together high above fields covered with the dead She tried to warn Ernst it was dangerous to fly with his eyes closed but all that emerged from her beak was the language of song Ignoring her doleful cries Ernst swooped down to fight with wild beasts returning to her not long after with his heart gouged out She tried to stop the bleeding with her feathers Hands sprouted from the tips of her wings as she reached out to him His was a love so hard to embrace She lifted him onto her back and carried him away flying to the top of a distant tree She would be his eyes Leah Kaminsky is ours She sees so much and so well The Hollow Bones soars on wings nicely feathered with new information about a dark time a moving love story effective imagery a hawkish look at some elements of science a lyrical poetic voice and a taste for the killer twist Check it outReview posted June 14 2019Publication date March 5 2019 Australia The author sent me a pdf of this book in return for something than a bird brained consideration There was no agreement however about painful wordplayGiven the pervasive use of avian imagery one might be tempted to say this was a tale of boy meets gull I wouldn t but some might All right go ahead hiss I deserve that What about Hoopoe is a thing with feathers Hey no throwing things ok Geez stop that hurt EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal Twitter and FB pagesInterviews Radio National ABC Australia The Hollow Bones the weird world of Nazi science meets mysticism on the road to Tibet by Natasha Mitchell Elisabeth Storrs On Inspiration Interview with Leah KaminskyBy Leah An extract from the book Prologue and Chapter 1 Women Writers Women s Books The Hollow BonesWhen I was on book tour in the US with my first novel I visited their library archives and found a trove of material letters photographs and field diaries which Sch fer had left behind It was then that the librarian introduced me to the curator and I was fortunate enough to be shown the range of specimens Ernst Sch fer had brought back from his forays in the Far East That was when I came face to face with a four month old panda the German scientist had shot and brought back from the Kham Forests of Tibet This creature insisted on becoming a plaintiff call from the wild in my story Items of Interest Reich Bride Schools Ahnenerbe On the Shapi or Himalayan tahr discovered by the real Ernst Sch fer Radio National ABC Australia The Bookshelf by Kate Evans and Cassie McCullough from 140 to 1030 Faust Some Enchanted Evening the movie version


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    [The Hollow Bones] E–pub Ç Leah Kaminsky Read & Download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB à Leah Kaminsky Read & Download The Hollow Bones I want to forget the darkness and remember only the good; illusion is such a temptress It won’t be long before we will both float weightlessly unmoored our bones hollow like the birds' I remember you once told me about mockingbirds and their special talents for mimicry They steal the songs from others you said I want to ask you

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    [The Hollow Bones] E–pub Ç Leah Kaminsky ”I want to forget the darkness and remember only the good; illusion is such a temptress It won’t be long before we will both float weightlessly unmoored our bones hollow like the birds’ I remember you once told me about mockingbirds and their special talents for mimicry They steal the songs from others y

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    [The Hollow Bones] E–pub Ç Leah Kaminsky The Hollow Bones is the fictionalized tale of Ernst Schäfer an ambitions zoologist renowned ornithologist explorer hunter and scientist Based on true events this book examines his career his relationship and Marriage to his wife Herta and how he gains the attention of Heinrich Himmler In the 1930's he joins Himmler's S

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    [The Hollow Bones] E–pub Ç Leah Kaminsky This was a 4 ½ rounded down to a 4 because I thought the flow was at times disjointed but that in no way detracts from my admiration for this author and the work and heart that she put into this book I also found the ending to be somewhat abruptIt has been about a week since I finished reading this book and I’m still ha

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    [The Hollow Bones] E–pub Ç Leah Kaminsky 35 stars A richly layered wartime storyBerlin 1938 Ernst Schafer is an aspiring zoologist determined to make a name for himself His supportive young wife Herta accepts the long hours Ernst spends working in his office or away on adventurous expeditions Heinrich Himmler approaches Ernst to lead a group of SS sc

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    [The Hollow Bones] E–pub Ç Leah Kaminsky It is always shocking and amazing how many people escaped punishment for their vile and heinous crimes during World War 2 In both the Nazi movement and that of the Japanese empire there were many allowed to go unpunished some with just a slig

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    Read & Download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB à Leah Kaminsky [The Hollow Bones] E–pub Ç Leah Kaminsky Leah Kaminsky à 6 Download A big thank you to my friend Elyse for putting this book on my radar I never would have wanted to miss it ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ In 1938 Berlin before the war has started Ernst Schafer a zoologist is discovered by Heinrich Himmler who is forming a group of scientists Their goal to travel to Tibet and find the origins of the Aryan raceThe story is told through the eyes of Herat Schafer’s wife Kaminsky used photographs diaries letter

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    [The Hollow Bones] E–pub Ç Leah Kaminsky 5 ☆ Wow I enjoy reading historical fiction in and around the WWll era and I have to say this is much MUCH different than any other story I’ve readThe Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain zoologist Ernst Schafer Germanpart Jewish Yes Jewish if you can believe that A hunter collector

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  • Paperback
  • 336
  • The Hollow Bones
  • Leah Kaminsky
  • English
  • 11 July 2019
  • 9780143788911