If you have to read one book this year, READ THIS. If you have not read a book in years, READ THIS. Don't be put off by the storyline, it is satire at it's best. Having lived in Germany myself I know how the mention of Hitler, (only ten years ago) was taboo and anyone doing the Nazi salute was frowned upon (perhaps even a criminal offence!?!)
You see, since World War 2, Germany sort of buried it's head in the sand or should that be the Sahara Desert equivalent of sand pit when Adolf and his crimes were mentioned/not mentioned. Had this book been published by anyone not from Germany first, then I doubt any non-German publisher would have touched it, yet, it was a German who was published by a German publisher and it became a best-seller in Germany. Not because it glorifies Hitler, it portrays him in a light where he plays himself fully in this book but, as I mentioned already, this is satire at it's best, it is funny, laugh out loud hilarious at times, yet no doubt the political correct brigade may object but it is satire and in this modern age, by making fun of Hitler brings awareness to what he did, such inexcusably bad things.
"The storyline is written in the first person, i.e. by Hitler. He awakes in 2011 with a sore head and no recollection of why he was sleeping outside on the grass. No-one believes he is really Hitler. The story then shows how the power of modern technology could plausibly allow this monster to gain an audience again by the likes of Youtube, Google, etc..."
At no time did I want to put this book down, it is brilliant and I cannot thank the author and the translator enough for allowing me to read this English language version. I hope you will read this book, you should read this book!
10 out of 10 - yes TEN out of TEN!
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