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A poor Fantasy
on August 15, 2010
After hearing a lot about "Night" I decided to buy it and really did read it to the end, which was not easy. Anyone with an open mind (not brain washed)realizes after a few pages that Wiesel did as he said in interviews, he used "poetic license", meaning he fabricated.
The shoa peddler Wiesel in an encounter with a Rabbi:
"What are you writing?", the Rabbi asked. "Stories", I said. He wanted to know what kind of stories...."About things that happened?" Yes, about things that happened or could have happened." "But they did not?" "No, not all of them did.
In fact, some were invented from almost the beginning to almost the end...."
"That means you are writing lies!" I did not answer immediately. The scolded child within me had nothing to say in his defense." "Things are not that simple, Rabbi. Some events do take place but are not true; others are true - although they never occurred."
This alone characterizes the Wiesel.
Most of the readers gave a 5 star rating, indicating their degree of media/TV brainwashing. Some even mention the "Gas chambers". The Wiesel NEVER, even once mentioned gas chambers. Strange isn't it?
Night doesn't even pass as some kind of fiction novel, it's too far out fantasy.
Since a star rating is a must I gave it a 1 because there is no minus 10.