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Er ist wieder da: Der Roman (original 2012; edition 2013)

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Info:Eichborn Verlag (2013), Edition: 13, Gebundene Ausgabe, 400 pages
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Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes (2012)

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Came to know about this book from a promotional email from Shelf Awareness. Goodreads recommendations feature doesn't throw up any book that I want to read. Such a shame. ( )
  supercoldd | Aug 27, 2015 |
Diese komische gegenwartsfremde Figur ist zwar unterhaltsam, aber als ich diesen Roman gelesen habe, konnte ich das nicht loswerden, was der echte Hitler ausgelöst hat. Die treffendste menschlichste Szene im ganzen Roman ist die in Kapital XXIX, in der Fräulein Krömeier diesem gesäuberten "Führa" vom Ermordung ihrer Großmutters ganzen jüdischen Familie im Holocaust erzählt, und er antwortete tatsächlich: well, you can't make an omlette without breaking a few eggs. In der Zukunft, wenn er wieder an die Macht komme, denkt dieser Hitler, er könnte Fräulein Krömeiers Oma "einer Sonderbehandlung zukommen lassen," offensichtlich weil Fräulein Krömeier ihm als Sekretärin unentbehrlich sei. Aber Vermes scheint nicht zu wissen, dass unter den SS "Sonderbehandlung" eine Umschreibung für Ermordung war. Für mich war die größte Enttäuschung, dass Fräulein Krömeier sich von seinem Quatsch überreden lässt, und hat trotz der dringenden Bitte ihrer Oma eingewilligt, weiterhin für ihn zu arbeiten. Aber vielleicht darum geht es: damals waren zu viele bereit, sich von diesem Blödsinn überreden zu lassen, und vor diesem amoralischen Ideologen zu kuschen. ( )
1 vote williamsalzmann | Aug 17, 2015 |
Controversial.
I have read this book with mixed feelings.
It is bizarre, maybe. But there were moments that this book made me laugh loud.
The book managed to shine a light on the more ridiculous aspects of modern life and in particular the media and the deification of celebrity.
Despite the strange subject matter, Timur manages to make Hitler seem almost likeable.
Excellent satire and very thought provoking. ( )
  Haidji | Jul 4, 2015 |
Excellent black comedy well worth reading and thought provoking. ( )
1 vote BrianHostad | May 31, 2015 |
Helps if you know a bit about both modern day Germany and the era of the Weimar Republic and third reich. If you think this is a book about amusing things hitter says then you haven't got the point. The real cleverness of the book lies in revealing the absurdity, blandness and susceptibility of our own present day society. Thought provoking and enjoyable. ( )
1 vote polarbear123 | May 24, 2015 |
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Summer 2011. Berlin. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of 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, though - as a brilliant, satirical impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable, happens, and the ranting Hitler takes off, goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own TV show, becomes someone who people listen to. All the while he's still trying to convince people that yes, it really is him, and yes, he really means it. Look Who's Back is a black and brilliant satire of modern media-bloated society, seen through the eyes of the Fuhrer himself. Adolf is by turns repellent, sympathetic and hilarious, but always fascinating. Look Who's Back is outrageously clever, outrageously funny - and outrageously plausible.… (more)

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