Look who’s back – by Timur Vermes

31 12 2015

We’re all taught not to judge a book by it’s cover, but I believe it’s ok to pick one up because of its cover to see if the blurb is any good. (In fact, I think I did a similar thing with Paradoxology!) I scrolled past this book on Amazon and took a double take at the distinctive cover, read the blurb and was totally won over by the concept – a complete impulse buy.

The best way for me to tell you what this book is about is to put the blurb below, because it tells you exactly what it’s about!

Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed – no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.

People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own T.V. show, and people begin to listen. But the Führer has another programme with even greater ambition – to set the country he finds a shambles back to rights.

There really isn’t that much else to say about it, it does exactly what it says on the tin, and things enfold pretty much as you would expect 🙂 There are some great one liners, and some really good observations on modern day living, as if it were just anyone who had jumped forward 70 years or so!

If you’re offended by the concept, probably don’t read it, but if it intrigues you, then definitely do!

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