A slip of a book at 80 pages, but what's in those pages is devastating. There's a dark core to this book, but that's how it should be with a story set during the final desperate months of the Second World War, as the Russian army crush anything in their path in pursuit of the the retreating Germans. Anything less would have felt wrong. It is unsettling, blunt, shocking - like a punch to the guts. Disturbingly memorable.