BOOK REVIEW – Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes

I’ve always had a fascination with Germany and its complicated history.

So when I saw this book, I had to read it as soon as I was able to get my hands on a copy. Hitler is back? And he means business? Wow. The concept is slightly strange to get your head around initially (really, he’s back, that’s it, no strings attached?) but once you get over the fact that he is actually back, then you can begin to get into the narrative a little more and before you know it you’ve read 100 pages and can’t put the thing down.

The thing that kept me hooked, aside from the interesting characters that Adolf comes across, is the fact that everyone just thinks he is an outstanding impersonator…even until far into the book this is still the case. Right from the offset, where Hitler wakes up next to a newspaper kiosk in his beloved Germany, I was intrigued to see where on earth the story could possibly go. And ‘go’ it did. He ends up becoming ‘famous’ all over again and gets his own TV show…the whole works.

This is a must-read for anyone with even a slight interest in Germany!

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Due to be released in the UK on: 03/04/2014 By: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 9780857052926


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