Look Who's Back, Hardback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


The smash-hit satirical bestseller, more than 3 million copies sold worldwide Film a box-office hit in Germany, now available on NETFLIX A two-part BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation directed by and starring David Threlfall (Shameless) 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 F hrer has another programme with even greater ambition - to set the country he finds a shambles back to rights.

Look Who's Back stunned and then thrilled 1.5 million German readers with its fearless approach to the most taboo of subjects.

Naive yet insightful, repellent yet strangely sympathetic, the revived Hitler unquestionably has a spring in his step.




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This book takes as its starting point the reappearance of (the real) Hitler in 2011 Berlin and what ensues from there as he tries to discover what has happened to the world in his absence. The cover of my copy describes this novel as "a merciless satire" and I think this is quite accurate. Hitler finds his way onto TV and at once becomes immensely popular - people of course think he is an impersonator but they start to rally to what he is saying (which is exactly the same as what he said in the 1930's). And that is what is frightening - as Hitler points out he was elected to government by the Volk the first time - they were not overwhelmingly coerced into voting for him - could it happen a again? #TimurVermes

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