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STARRED REVIEW

The Twilight World

Werner Herzog narrates his debut novel with an exacting, measured delivery that captures Onoda’s fierce, calculating character.

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Review of ‘The Twilight World’

Renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog has written more than a dozen books and screenplays, but The Twilight World (3.5 hours) is his first novel. Translated by Michael Hofmann and short enough to qualify as a novella, it's the fictionalized story of Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda, the real-life intelligence officer in the Imperial Japanese Army who defended Lubang…

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