The Hollow Bones

The Hollow Bones

Berlin, 1938. The eve of war. Ernst Schäfer, a young, ambitious zoologist, keen hunter and devoted husband of the beautiful Herta, 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. For Schäfer, the personal consequences of failu Berlin, 1938. The eve of war. Ernst Schäfer, a young, ambitious zoologist, keen hunter and devoted husband of the beau...

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Author:Leah Kaminsky
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  • Jennifer (JC-S)
    Apr 15, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

    Interesting story (historical fiction), based on true facts which happened in Germany in 1937, 1938... , about life and work of a young, German scientist, zoolog, Ernest Schafer, sent to Tibet (by Himmler) to discover the beginnings of Aryan race. The style of writing is very light, a...

    I have the feeling that I?m not the best reader/reviewer for this book. Others have raved about it and given it 4 or 5 stars. My reaction was more subdued. There were things in it that greatly impressed me, and others that irritated me. I won?t go into any details apart from noting...

    A captivating fictional retelling of the little known, and completely bizarre, part of Nazi history. I love the dark humour and the poetry of Kaminsky's writing. What a feat of a novel... ...

    ?Soon we will both disappear forever, our story hidden away in dusty archives.? Ms Kaminsky has based her novel on the 1938 expedition by Ernst Schäfer to Tibet. The expedition, funded by the Schutzstaffel (SS) to find the origins of the Aryan race: ?You are to bring back ...

  • Elyse Walters
    Feb 04, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

  • Marialyce
    Apr 01, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

  • Will Byrnes
    Jun 01, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

  • Amanda
    Mar 23, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

    Interesting story (historical fiction), based on true facts which happened in Germany in 1937, 1938... , about life and work of a young, German scientist, zoolog, Ernest Schafer, sent to Tibet (by Himmler) to discover the beginnings of Aryan race. The style of writing is very light, a...

    I have the feeling that I?m not the best reader/reviewer for this book. Others have raved about it and given it 4 or 5 stars. My reaction was more subdued. There were things in it that greatly impressed me, and others that irritated me. I won?t go into any details apart from noting...

    A captivating fictional retelling of the little known, and completely bizarre, part of Nazi history. I love the dark humour and the poetry of Kaminsky's writing. What a feat of a novel... ...

    ?Soon we will both disappear forever, our story hidden away in dusty archives.? Ms Kaminsky has based her novel on the 1938 expedition by Ernst Schäfer to Tibet. The expedition, funded by the Schutzstaffel (SS) to find the origins of the Aryan race: ?You are to bring back ...

    Leah Kaminsky?s ?The Hollow Bones? is a rare bird in the world of historical fiction set in interwar Germany. From beginning to end, I found myself marvelling at the breadth and depth of this meticulously researched, finely crafted story about SS scientists? zealous pursuit of ...

    2.5 stars from me. Like an earlier reviewer, I'm at odds about this book. It is extraordinarily well researched and paints a chilling picture of how easily rational scientific minds can be seduced and subverted by the promise of funds for their research. Certainly, the most horrifyin...

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    May 12, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

  • Debra
    Jun 02, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

  • Jenny
    Mar 16, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

    Interesting story (historical fiction), based on true facts which happened in Germany in 1937, 1938... , about life and work of a young, German scientist, zoolog, Ernest Schafer, sent to Tibet (by Himmler) to discover the beginnings of Aryan race. The style of writing is very light, a...

    I have the feeling that I?m not the best reader/reviewer for this book. Others have raved about it and given it 4 or 5 stars. My reaction was more subdued. There were things in it that greatly impressed me, and others that irritated me. I won?t go into any details apart from noting...

    A captivating fictional retelling of the little known, and completely bizarre, part of Nazi history. I love the dark humour and the poetry of Kaminsky's writing. What a feat of a novel... ...

    ?Soon we will both disappear forever, our story hidden away in dusty archives.? Ms Kaminsky has based her novel on the 1938 expedition by Ernst Schäfer to Tibet. The expedition, funded by the Schutzstaffel (SS) to find the origins of the Aryan race: ?You are to bring back ...

    Leah Kaminsky?s ?The Hollow Bones? is a rare bird in the world of historical fiction set in interwar Germany. From beginning to end, I found myself marvelling at the breadth and depth of this meticulously researched, finely crafted story about SS scientists? zealous pursuit of ...

    2.5 stars from me. Like an earlier reviewer, I'm at odds about this book. It is extraordinarily well researched and paints a chilling picture of how easily rational scientific minds can be seduced and subverted by the promise of funds for their research. Certainly, the most horrifyin...

    The Hollow Bones is a fascinating read on multiple levels, and one that has left me thinking weeks after finishing it. This is an extraordinary insight into Ernst Schafer, a man I had not heard of despite the calibre of his SS connections. Through Ernst's views woven with those of h...

    This is an incredible rich & complex book. History, biology, taxidermy, love, travel, politics and fantasy. Nazis juxtaposed with Tibetan monks ... innocence v ignorance ... the magic of feathers... and the absolute terrifying madness of the ?Third Reich?. Will need to be read ...

    This is an emotionally difficult novel to read. The author has done extensive research, and the resultant tale takes you into the Nazi?s search for the origins of the Aryan race. The characters, as one would expect, are very difficult to relate to and the horrors inflicted are worse ...

    A thought-provoking and thrilling page turner - a must read! Couldn't believe it was based on a true story ...

    Readers of Leah Kaminsky?s masterful debut novel, "The Waiting Room", will have eagerly awaited her return to fiction. Awarded the Voss Literary Prize 2016, "The Waiting Room" was a haunting story of love and intergenerational trauma, a reflection of the Holocaust?s long legacy and...

    Now this was very good, no actually it was excellent! Through detailed research Leah Kaminsky has provided us with a novel with deeply unsettling characters and incidents from the past that I knew nothing about, until now. Based on true events that took place just prior and the early d...

  • Kolumbina
    May 04, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

    Interesting story (historical fiction), based on true facts which happened in Germany in 1937, 1938... , about life and work of a young, German scientist, zoolog, Ernest Schafer, sent to Tibet (by Himmler) to discover the beginnings of Aryan race. The style of writing is very light, a...

  • Bram
    Feb 03, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

  • Tammy
    Apr 09, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

  • Michael
    Apr 04, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

    Interesting story (historical fiction), based on true facts which happened in Germany in 1937, 1938... , about life and work of a young, German scientist, zoolog, Ernest Schafer, sent to Tibet (by Himmler) to discover the beginnings of Aryan race. The style of writing is very light, a...

    I have the feeling that I?m not the best reader/reviewer for this book. Others have raved about it and given it 4 or 5 stars. My reaction was more subdued. There were things in it that greatly impressed me, and others that irritated me. I won?t go into any details apart from noting...

    A captivating fictional retelling of the little known, and completely bizarre, part of Nazi history. I love the dark humour and the poetry of Kaminsky's writing. What a feat of a novel... ...

    ?Soon we will both disappear forever, our story hidden away in dusty archives.? Ms Kaminsky has based her novel on the 1938 expedition by Ernst Schäfer to Tibet. The expedition, funded by the Schutzstaffel (SS) to find the origins of the Aryan race: ?You are to bring back ...

    Leah Kaminsky?s ?The Hollow Bones? is a rare bird in the world of historical fiction set in interwar Germany. From beginning to end, I found myself marvelling at the breadth and depth of this meticulously researched, finely crafted story about SS scientists? zealous pursuit of ...

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    Apr 19, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Apr 28, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

  • Athene Alleck
    Mar 11, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

    Interesting story (historical fiction), based on true facts which happened in Germany in 1937, 1938... , about life and work of a young, German scientist, zoolog, Ernest Schafer, sent to Tibet (by Himmler) to discover the beginnings of Aryan race. The style of writing is very light, a...

    I have the feeling that I?m not the best reader/reviewer for this book. Others have raved about it and given it 4 or 5 stars. My reaction was more subdued. There were things in it that greatly impressed me, and others that irritated me. I won?t go into any details apart from noting...

    A captivating fictional retelling of the little known, and completely bizarre, part of Nazi history. I love the dark humour and the poetry of Kaminsky's writing. What a feat of a novel... ...

    ?Soon we will both disappear forever, our story hidden away in dusty archives.? Ms Kaminsky has based her novel on the 1938 expedition by Ernst Schäfer to Tibet. The expedition, funded by the Schutzstaffel (SS) to find the origins of the Aryan race: ?You are to bring back ...

    Leah Kaminsky?s ?The Hollow Bones? is a rare bird in the world of historical fiction set in interwar Germany. From beginning to end, I found myself marvelling at the breadth and depth of this meticulously researched, finely crafted story about SS scientists? zealous pursuit of ...

    2.5 stars from me. Like an earlier reviewer, I'm at odds about this book. It is extraordinarily well researched and paints a chilling picture of how easily rational scientific minds can be seduced and subverted by the promise of funds for their research. Certainly, the most horrifyin...

    The Hollow Bones is a fascinating read on multiple levels, and one that has left me thinking weeks after finishing it. This is an extraordinary insight into Ernst Schafer, a man I had not heard of despite the calibre of his SS connections. Through Ernst's views woven with those of h...

    This is an incredible rich & complex book. History, biology, taxidermy, love, travel, politics and fantasy. Nazis juxtaposed with Tibetan monks ... innocence v ignorance ... the magic of feathers... and the absolute terrifying madness of the ?Third Reich?. Will need to be read ...

  • Kathryn
    Mar 20, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

    Interesting story (historical fiction), based on true facts which happened in Germany in 1937, 1938... , about life and work of a young, German scientist, zoolog, Ernest Schafer, sent to Tibet (by Himmler) to discover the beginnings of Aryan race. The style of writing is very light, a...

    I have the feeling that I?m not the best reader/reviewer for this book. Others have raved about it and given it 4 or 5 stars. My reaction was more subdued. There were things in it that greatly impressed me, and others that irritated me. I won?t go into any details apart from noting...

    A captivating fictional retelling of the little known, and completely bizarre, part of Nazi history. I love the dark humour and the poetry of Kaminsky's writing. What a feat of a novel... ...

    ?Soon we will both disappear forever, our story hidden away in dusty archives.? Ms Kaminsky has based her novel on the 1938 expedition by Ernst Schäfer to Tibet. The expedition, funded by the Schutzstaffel (SS) to find the origins of the Aryan race: ?You are to bring back ...

    Leah Kaminsky?s ?The Hollow Bones? is a rare bird in the world of historical fiction set in interwar Germany. From beginning to end, I found myself marvelling at the breadth and depth of this meticulously researched, finely crafted story about SS scientists? zealous pursuit of ...

    2.5 stars from me. Like an earlier reviewer, I'm at odds about this book. It is extraordinarily well researched and paints a chilling picture of how easily rational scientific minds can be seduced and subverted by the promise of funds for their research. Certainly, the most horrifyin...

    The Hollow Bones is a fascinating read on multiple levels, and one that has left me thinking weeks after finishing it. This is an extraordinary insight into Ernst Schafer, a man I had not heard of despite the calibre of his SS connections. Through Ernst's views woven with those of h...

    This is an incredible rich & complex book. History, biology, taxidermy, love, travel, politics and fantasy. Nazis juxtaposed with Tibetan monks ... innocence v ignorance ... the magic of feathers... and the absolute terrifying madness of the ?Third Reich?. Will need to be read ...

    This is an emotionally difficult novel to read. The author has done extensive research, and the resultant tale takes you into the Nazi?s search for the origins of the Aryan race. The characters, as one would expect, are very difficult to relate to and the horrors inflicted are worse ...

    A thought-provoking and thrilling page turner - a must read! Couldn't believe it was based on a true story ...

    Readers of Leah Kaminsky?s masterful debut novel, "The Waiting Room", will have eagerly awaited her return to fiction. Awarded the Voss Literary Prize 2016, "The Waiting Room" was a haunting story of love and intergenerational trauma, a reflection of the Holocaust?s long legacy and...

    Now this was very good, no actually it was excellent! Through detailed research Leah Kaminsky has provided us with a novel with deeply unsettling characters and incidents from the past that I knew nothing about, until now. Based on true events that took place just prior and the early d...

    Exposition on exposition, occasionally interrupted by the voice of a taxidermied panda. V disappointing. ...

  • JV (semi-hiatus)
    Apr 08, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

  • Theresa Smith
    Feb 21, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

  • Jacquie Garton-Smith
    Jul 15, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

    Interesting story (historical fiction), based on true facts which happened in Germany in 1937, 1938... , about life and work of a young, German scientist, zoolog, Ernest Schafer, sent to Tibet (by Himmler) to discover the beginnings of Aryan race. The style of writing is very light, a...

    I have the feeling that I?m not the best reader/reviewer for this book. Others have raved about it and given it 4 or 5 stars. My reaction was more subdued. There were things in it that greatly impressed me, and others that irritated me. I won?t go into any details apart from noting...

    A captivating fictional retelling of the little known, and completely bizarre, part of Nazi history. I love the dark humour and the poetry of Kaminsky's writing. What a feat of a novel... ...

    ?Soon we will both disappear forever, our story hidden away in dusty archives.? Ms Kaminsky has based her novel on the 1938 expedition by Ernst Schäfer to Tibet. The expedition, funded by the Schutzstaffel (SS) to find the origins of the Aryan race: ?You are to bring back ...

    Leah Kaminsky?s ?The Hollow Bones? is a rare bird in the world of historical fiction set in interwar Germany. From beginning to end, I found myself marvelling at the breadth and depth of this meticulously researched, finely crafted story about SS scientists? zealous pursuit of ...

    2.5 stars from me. Like an earlier reviewer, I'm at odds about this book. It is extraordinarily well researched and paints a chilling picture of how easily rational scientific minds can be seduced and subverted by the promise of funds for their research. Certainly, the most horrifyin...

    The Hollow Bones is a fascinating read on multiple levels, and one that has left me thinking weeks after finishing it. This is an extraordinary insight into Ernst Schafer, a man I had not heard of despite the calibre of his SS connections. Through Ernst's views woven with those of h...

  • Bianca
    May 25, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

  • Celia
    Apr 13, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jul 14, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

  • Marjorie
    May 21, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

  • Natalie M
    Mar 31, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

    Interesting story (historical fiction), based on true facts which happened in Germany in 1937, 1938... , about life and work of a young, German scientist, zoolog, Ernest Schafer, sent to Tibet (by Himmler) to discover the beginnings of Aryan race. The style of writing is very light, a...

    I have the feeling that I?m not the best reader/reviewer for this book. Others have raved about it and given it 4 or 5 stars. My reaction was more subdued. There were things in it that greatly impressed me, and others that irritated me. I won?t go into any details apart from noting...

    A captivating fictional retelling of the little known, and completely bizarre, part of Nazi history. I love the dark humour and the poetry of Kaminsky's writing. What a feat of a novel... ...

    ?Soon we will both disappear forever, our story hidden away in dusty archives.? Ms Kaminsky has based her novel on the 1938 expedition by Ernst Schäfer to Tibet. The expedition, funded by the Schutzstaffel (SS) to find the origins of the Aryan race: ?You are to bring back ...

    Leah Kaminsky?s ?The Hollow Bones? is a rare bird in the world of historical fiction set in interwar Germany. From beginning to end, I found myself marvelling at the breadth and depth of this meticulously researched, finely crafted story about SS scientists? zealous pursuit of ...

    2.5 stars from me. Like an earlier reviewer, I'm at odds about this book. It is extraordinarily well researched and paints a chilling picture of how easily rational scientific minds can be seduced and subverted by the promise of funds for their research. Certainly, the most horrifyin...

    The Hollow Bones is a fascinating read on multiple levels, and one that has left me thinking weeks after finishing it. This is an extraordinary insight into Ernst Schafer, a man I had not heard of despite the calibre of his SS connections. Through Ernst's views woven with those of h...

    This is an incredible rich & complex book. History, biology, taxidermy, love, travel, politics and fantasy. Nazis juxtaposed with Tibetan monks ... innocence v ignorance ... the magic of feathers... and the absolute terrifying madness of the ?Third Reich?. Will need to be read ...

    This is an emotionally difficult novel to read. The author has done extensive research, and the resultant tale takes you into the Nazi?s search for the origins of the Aryan race. The characters, as one would expect, are very difficult to relate to and the horrors inflicted are worse ...

  • Andrea Rothman
    Feb 01, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

  • Lee Kofman
    Dec 18, 2018

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

    Interesting story (historical fiction), based on true facts which happened in Germany in 1937, 1938... , about life and work of a young, German scientist, zoolog, Ernest Schafer, sent to Tibet (by Himmler) to discover the beginnings of Aryan race. The style of writing is very light, a...

    I have the feeling that I?m not the best reader/reviewer for this book. Others have raved about it and given it 4 or 5 stars. My reaction was more subdued. There were things in it that greatly impressed me, and others that irritated me. I won?t go into any details apart from noting...

    A captivating fictional retelling of the little known, and completely bizarre, part of Nazi history. I love the dark humour and the poetry of Kaminsky's writing. What a feat of a novel... ...

  • Maia
    Feb 04, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

    Interesting story (historical fiction), based on true facts which happened in Germany in 1937, 1938... , about life and work of a young, German scientist, zoolog, Ernest Schafer, sent to Tibet (by Himmler) to discover the beginnings of Aryan race. The style of writing is very light, a...

    I have the feeling that I?m not the best reader/reviewer for this book. Others have raved about it and given it 4 or 5 stars. My reaction was more subdued. There were things in it that greatly impressed me, and others that irritated me. I won?t go into any details apart from noting...

    A captivating fictional retelling of the little known, and completely bizarre, part of Nazi history. I love the dark humour and the poetry of Kaminsky's writing. What a feat of a novel... ...

    ?Soon we will both disappear forever, our story hidden away in dusty archives.? Ms Kaminsky has based her novel on the 1938 expedition by Ernst Schäfer to Tibet. The expedition, funded by the Schutzstaffel (SS) to find the origins of the Aryan race: ?You are to bring back ...

    Leah Kaminsky?s ?The Hollow Bones? is a rare bird in the world of historical fiction set in interwar Germany. From beginning to end, I found myself marvelling at the breadth and depth of this meticulously researched, finely crafted story about SS scientists? zealous pursuit of ...

    2.5 stars from me. Like an earlier reviewer, I'm at odds about this book. It is extraordinarily well researched and paints a chilling picture of how easily rational scientific minds can be seduced and subverted by the promise of funds for their research. Certainly, the most horrifyin...

    The Hollow Bones is a fascinating read on multiple levels, and one that has left me thinking weeks after finishing it. This is an extraordinary insight into Ernst Schafer, a man I had not heard of despite the calibre of his SS connections. Through Ernst's views woven with those of h...

    This is an incredible rich & complex book. History, biology, taxidermy, love, travel, politics and fantasy. Nazis juxtaposed with Tibetan monks ... innocence v ignorance ... the magic of feathers... and the absolute terrifying madness of the ?Third Reich?. Will need to be read ...

    This is an emotionally difficult novel to read. The author has done extensive research, and the resultant tale takes you into the Nazi?s search for the origins of the Aryan race. The characters, as one would expect, are very difficult to relate to and the horrors inflicted are worse ...

    A thought-provoking and thrilling page turner - a must read! Couldn't believe it was based on a true story ...

  • Bruce Katz
    May 03, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

    Interesting story (historical fiction), based on true facts which happened in Germany in 1937, 1938... , about life and work of a young, German scientist, zoolog, Ernest Schafer, sent to Tibet (by Himmler) to discover the beginnings of Aryan race. The style of writing is very light, a...

    I have the feeling that I?m not the best reader/reviewer for this book. Others have raved about it and given it 4 or 5 stars. My reaction was more subdued. There were things in it that greatly impressed me, and others that irritated me. I won?t go into any details apart from noting...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Jul 16, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

  • Rob O'Hearn
    Feb 19, 2019

    NEW UPDATE... many thanks to GoodReads friend, Marjorie, she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purchase this book can go to Australia Amazon. She included the link in her message I received but I don?t know how to do that. .., I?m sure most of you can figure it o...

    "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 st...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    This was a 4 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 abrupt. It has been about a week since I fi...

    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 slight slap on their wrist who then went out ...

    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 read. The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer (German/part-Jewish. Yes J...

    ?World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience. The Führer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich. And rightly so. We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true build...

    3.5 stars. A richly layered wartime story. Berlin, 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 app...

    2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII. I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky's sophomore novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars In her opening Author?s Note, Leah Kaminsky states, ?While The Hollow Bones is a work of fiction, it is inspired by true events. This is an invented narrative, fed by imagination, and I have used artistic licence with historical fa...

    The Hollow Bones is a dazzling exploration of evil, love, and madness that had me turning the pages late into the night. Set in pre-Nazi Germany, Tibet, and an unnamed contemporary zoological museum that displays extinct animal species behind glass?among them a Panda with a tragic hi...

    I feel so lucky to get a copy of this book. It is published in Australia, but here in the US, the book has NOT been published and is hard to find. I don't know why, but I hope to campaign and find out!! This book is an example of EXCELLENT historical fiction- well researched and cov...

    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...

    Ernst Schafer was a German zoologist, hunter and explorer with a beautiful wife, Herta. In the 1930?s, Heinrich Heimler became interested in Schafer and his work. The SS funded an expedition of scientists to Tibet in a quest to find the origins of the Aryan race in the Himalayans wit...

    From the embers of history, Kaminsky weaves a cracking tale of adventure, competing loyalties and the folly of sacrificing reason on the ideological altar. ...

    Interesting story (historical fiction), based on true facts which happened in Germany in 1937, 1938... , about life and work of a young, German scientist, zoolog, Ernest Schafer, sent to Tibet (by Himmler) to discover the beginnings of Aryan race. The style of writing is very light, a...

    I have the feeling that I?m not the best reader/reviewer for this book. Others have raved about it and given it 4 or 5 stars. My reaction was more subdued. There were things in it that greatly impressed me, and others that irritated me. I won?t go into any details apart from noting...

    A captivating fictional retelling of the little known, and completely bizarre, part of Nazi history. I love the dark humour and the poetry of Kaminsky's writing. What a feat of a novel... ...

    ?Soon we will both disappear forever, our story hidden away in dusty archives.? Ms Kaminsky has based her novel on the 1938 expedition by Ernst Schäfer to Tibet. The expedition, funded by the Schutzstaffel (SS) to find the origins of the Aryan race: ?You are to bring back ...

    Leah Kaminsky?s ?The Hollow Bones? is a rare bird in the world of historical fiction set in interwar Germany. From beginning to end, I found myself marvelling at the breadth and depth of this meticulously researched, finely crafted story about SS scientists? zealous pursuit of ...

    2.5 stars from me. Like an earlier reviewer, I'm at odds about this book. It is extraordinarily well researched and paints a chilling picture of how easily rational scientific minds can be seduced and subverted by the promise of funds for their research. Certainly, the most horrifyin...

    The Hollow Bones is a fascinating read on multiple levels, and one that has left me thinking weeks after finishing it. This is an extraordinary insight into Ernst Schafer, a man I had not heard of despite the calibre of his SS connections. Through Ernst's views woven with those of h...

    This is an incredible rich & complex book. History, biology, taxidermy, love, travel, politics and fantasy. Nazis juxtaposed with Tibetan monks ... innocence v ignorance ... the magic of feathers... and the absolute terrifying madness of the ?Third Reich?. Will need to be read ...

    This is an emotionally difficult novel to read. The author has done extensive research, and the resultant tale takes you into the Nazi?s search for the origins of the Aryan race. The characters, as one would expect, are very difficult to relate to and the horrors inflicted are worse ...

    A thought-provoking and thrilling page turner - a must read! Couldn't believe it was based on a true story ...

    Readers of Leah Kaminsky?s masterful debut novel, "The Waiting Room", will have eagerly awaited her return to fiction. Awarded the Voss Literary Prize 2016, "The Waiting Room" was a haunting story of love and intergenerational trauma, a reflection of the Holocaust?s long legacy and...