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The Castle in the Forest. New York: Random House, 23 January. Novel, 477 pp., $26.95.

Dedication: “To my grandchildren, Valentina Colodro, Alejandro Colodro, Isabella Moschen, Christina Marie Nastasi, Callan Mailer, Theodore Mailer, Natasha Lancaster, Mattie James Mailer, Cyrus Force Mailer, and to my grand-niece Eden River Alson as well to my godchildren, Kittredge Fisher, Clay Fisher, Sebastian Rosthal, and Julian Rosthal.”



  • Abell, Stephen (February 16, 2007). "The Anality of Evil". Times Literary Supplement. pp. 21–22. Negative.
  • Coetzee, J. M. (February 15, 2007). "Portrait of the Monster as a Young Man". New York Review of Books. pp. 8–11. Positive.
  • Indiana, Gary (January 25, 2007). "The Devil You Know, The Devil You Don't". Village Voice. Positive.
  • Mallon, Thomas (January 2007). "Portrait of a Young Dictator". Wall Street Journal. pp. 20–21. Mixed.
  • Pritchard, William (January 21, 2007). "Norman Mailer's Fictional Look at the Young Adolf Hitler". Chicago Tribune. p. 5. Mixed.
  • Rollyson, Carl (January 17, 2007). "Mailer: Lost in the Forest in Search of Adolf Hitler". New York Sun. Mixed.
  • Ricks, Christopher (2007). "The Devil Only Knows". Mailer Review. 1: 206–214. Positive.
  • Siegel, Lee (January 21, 2007). "Maestro of the Human Ego". New York Times Book Review. pp. 1, 12–15. Positive.
  • Silman, Roberta (January 21, 2007). "Armies of the Night". Boston Globe. F6. Negative.
  • Sipiora, Phillip (2007). "Moments of Metaphor in Mailer's Castle". Mailer Review. 1: 228–233. Positive.


  • Fleming, James R. (2008). "'But Where Is the Castle': The Function of Modernist Allegory in Norman Mailer's The Castle in the Forest". EAPSU Online: A Journal of Critical and Creative Work. 5 (fall): 143–155.
  • Grunzweig, Walter. "The Hitler Family: A Relational Approach to Norman Mailer". Mailer Review. 2: 330–336.
  • Whalen-Bridge, John (2008). "'Their Humor Annoyed Him': Cavalier Wit and Sympathy for the Devil in The Castle in the Forest". Mailer Review. 2: 318–329.