Look Who's Back: A Novel
Timur Vermes, Jamie Bulloch
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
Author note: Translated by Jamie Bulloch
Title note: original title Er ist wieder da
Publish Year note: Originally published September 21st 2012 by Eichborn
A black and brilliant satire of modern media-bloated society, seen through the eyes of the Fuhrer himself.
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 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 Führer himself.
Adolf is by turns repellent, sympathetic and hilarious, but always fascinating. Look Who's Back is outrageously clever, outrageously funny—and outrageously plausible.