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Er ist wieder daS but surely nothing For the most part this felt fluffy the narrative remained surreal and kept me at a distance Huh So what to say about this What is the point of this bookI decided to leave my review until tomorrow and went out for a run along the Thames London lay in the vening rays of spring the sun gleaming off the water diners and drinkers lining the Weight Expectations embankment chatting and laughing the work week a memory the weekend days a promise The mood was light the city was buzzing and the world was good I set out and became part of the urban summer Running hard for a stretch walking the next I tried toxecute a techniue the xperts call interval trainingI am in a walking phase of my workout Timur s book firmly forgotten when I became aware of a memorial plaue I had never before noticed It said In memory of the 40 dead and 60 injured when a direct hit destroyed an air raid shelter close to this spot in 1941And then I got it That is what Timur s book is about That is what it wants to be And that is also what it does not manage to beWhat this book wants to beTimur s book wants to be satire It wants to be scathing and it wants to be malicious It wants to be your friend And then it wants to betray you and slap you in the face While you stare at it unbelieving and hurt it wants to stand tall and proud It wants to point at you in silent accusation in moral rectitude Unforgiving Revealing Warning How do I know it wants to do all this Well from hindsight it is clear nough really Odd that it reuired a memorial plaue for me to see it Timur has his fictional Hitler narrate his story as I narrative so we are always in Adolf s head Timur imitates the historical Hitler s speech mannerisms chillingly well the convoluted syntax is there as much as Hitler s rambling often unstructured thoughts Timur is ven spot on when bringing the body language back to life Hitler so famously used in his public speechesAnd as we are supposed to see the world through Hitler s yes we are Winter Eyes expected to discover that for the most part theseyes are not those of an The Heart Rate of a Mouse (The Heart Rate of a Mouse, evil psychopath but allow insights into the inner workings of a reasonably normal person a person with strengths and weaknesses a person who is uncertain at timesxperiences pain and joy and can be charming A person like you and me No Not like you and me This is where the book wants to slap us in the face And here is how The following scene shows Adolf in conversation with his secretary Fraulein Kromeier who has just told him that she cannot work for him any We nter the scene as Kromeier shows Adolf a photo of her grandmother s family taken in 1943 I read the book in the original but translate the passage into English I have not gone to war for six long years that I could not guess what personal tragedies would be involved in this What wounds untimely death tears into the souls of the innocentWho died I asked Everybody Six weeks later I looked at the man on the photo at the woman at the two boys in particular at the two boys and had to clear my throat This photo it touched my heart If you wish to take the day off I began I think memories of the war are difficult for you Who says anything about the war Kromeier shouted these people did not die in a war These people were gassedI paused and looked at the photo again The man the woman the boys did not look like criminals like gypsies not a bit like Jews That was truly astounding I myself would have failed to arrest these people as German as they looked I was so puzzled at first I ven thought I should take the opportunity and thank Himmler for his painstaking and impartial work in this matter from pp308 13Slap How dare you allow yourself to be lured in by this man the book asks I stand before the book helpless and I feel xposed Something has been revealed to me Something painful Something grotesue Is it possible that I would have let myself been drawn into the schemes of a twisted murderer Is it possible that I would not have seen Hitler coming would not have been able to look forward as clearly as I am able to look back The book stands tall and proud Imperious It points at me I cower before it and I am ashamedWhat I think this book isIn my uote Timur s book is all it could have been But the passage is only five pages long It stands alone with perhaps two or three other such instances in a book of 400 pages And because of that its impact dilutes hopelessly It is a drop of vitriol in the ocean And the rest of the book I am afraid to say feels rather innocuous It is amusing at times but when it isn t and this is often it comes over as strangely dull and pointless "It Is Also Disjointed Many "is also disjointed many the chapters do not serve any obvious purpose and do not advance the plot In particular in its final uarter the book feels like Adolf s adventures in modern day Berlin What would happen if Hitler attended the Wiesen the Octoberfest What would happen if Hitler went out to buy razorblades What would happen if Hitler walked into the party headuarters of the NPD Germany s xtreme right Sometimes this is hilarious but Come Away with Me even at its best thesepisodes never rise above the status of a harmless anecdoteIn the nd Timur chose a protagonist who just remains too artificial From page one it is clear that Timur s fictional Hitler is a literary device and as such Adolf remains an abstract notion throughout the majority of the book I think Timur would have been able to deliver his cathartic face slapping to much better ffect had he chosen to write a fictional biography of Adolf Hitler Now that would have been The Young Elites (The Young Elites, evil A Hitler who wakes up in 21st Century Berlin and rails at graffiti and day time telly Yea that makes me smile but in thend so what No chance to confuse Adolf with Hitler A Hitler who relives NS Germany as I narrative Now that would be chilling Adolf would still be the fictional Hitler but no prizes for guessing that we would forget this over the course of 400 pagesWhat this book is perceived to beAnd yet ven though for the most part a harmlessly amusing book I think so anyway Timur s intended satire still managed to polarise public opinion in Germany Mostly people were unsure whether Hitler represents an appropriate subject for political satire or not Leaving that aside I found it illustrative to read through some of the reviews readers published on and goodreads It appears to me that many who liked the book liked it for the right reason the idea that laughing along with Hitler is something that sticks in your throat something that makes you think about whether the historical Hitler would again receive adulation in modern day Germany and by xtension in the societies of the 30 odd countries into whose languages the book was translated But still many positive reviews stay uite close to the actual book and ask themselves whether Hitler may have been a talk show host or would indeed be able to side with the Green party I wonder whether these thoughts do not in the Sands of the Scorpion endssentially miss the point And I think I am finding the point when I look at some of the negative reviews At least some readers are intensely Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, emotional about the book to the point that they are advocating not to read it orven to suppress it Views are xpressed that freedom of speech needs to find a natural restriction when such freedom might insult the sentiments of others This is a complex issue and I cannot do it justice here but we need to remember that these views are directed against a specific xample of free speech and not offered as a theoretical view And this finally delivered the chilling punch I had been missing so much in the book The lure of radical views is subtle Dictators tend to suppress freedom of speech for reasons that they genuinely believe in These reasons may feel twisted misinformed and cynical to those whose views are suppressed But it feels too The Eightfold Path for the Householder easy to dismiss the Hitlers Stalins and Honeckers of this world asvil crazed psychopaths who live in a world apart from that inhabited by intelligent nlightened and life competent individuals The part inhabited by us The truth may be much subtle and it is likely to be uncomfortable In an attempt to make sure that it never happens again we may be inclined to suppress freedom of speech in order to protect the innocent But it is not by suppression of ideas seen as potentially harmful that freedom is protected Freedom is protected if members of a society mbed the chorus of their voices in democracies governed by the rule of law Doing so will dilute the impact of any one view and yet allow Plancton - Aux origines du vivant. each one to be heardAnd looking at some of the viewsxpressed in the wider debate about this book I wonder whether a threat to the open society may not come from those wishing to protect it as much as from those sworn to destroy it Had Timur been able to deliver this disturbing thought in a masterful satire I would have given it 5 starsBut he didn t and so I didn t This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 30 Unported License Most people have praised this witty satire though a few How to Stop Feeling So Damn Depressed: The No Bs Guide for Men elderly Germans and Holocaust survivors seem for some unaccountable reason to find it offensive I do not properly understand their objections and have decided to follow the majority opinion My own contribution to this new andxciting genre is a screenplay based on the life of the late Jimmy Savile the celebrated English ntertainer and serial pedophile Although in form a lighthearted sex comedy the work needless to say in no way condones pedophilia My aim rather is to draw attention to the cult of celebrity and the increasing sexualization of young children both of which I deploreAt risk of sounding immodest I am rather proud of my little piece which I deploreAt risk of sounding immodest I am rather proud of my little piece contains references to an clectic mixture of highbrow and lowbrow sources both Lolita and Come Play With Me I am particularly pleased with the seuence where Savile rapes an Peter eight year old Rwandan refugee which cleverly parodies anpisode from Black Emmanuelle Meets the Wife Swappers Honestly if this doesn t alert you to the appalling danger posed by celebrity pedophiles then nothing willI have shown my draft to a number of people and met varying reactions Subjects under the age of five are generally positive though a few of the older ones complain that the sex is too tame Adults however seem very reserved Some have Empty Your Cup: Why We Have Low Self-Esteem and How Mindfulness Can Help (Self-Compassion Book 1) even gone so far as to say that they find my screenplay tasteless and insensitive to the plight of Savile s many victims I have no idea what they are talking about Can someone help meHey Jonathan Maitland has stolen my idea I have finally managed to read this controversial book and now I understand why it has become so controversial This is cutting satire which pulls no punches in the tradition of Jonathan Swift many a time you will flinch while reading it This is the way I believe that satire should work while making one laugh it should also make one uncomfortable and make one uestion the very basis of one s fondly held beliefs It did this for me I laughed out loud in very few places but all the while my inner demon was seething withvil laughterThe premise of the novel is simple to the point of silliness Hitler is deposited into the middle of modern day Germany without any Bids, Tenders and Proposals: Winning Business Through Best Practice (Bids, Tenders Proposals: Winning Business Through Best) explanation whatsoever People take him for a flawless impersonator while he is very sincere in his motives to set Germany right While the country sees him as a comedian parxcellence on TV Adolf is using it as a means of propaganda to re Leading Cultural Change: The Theory and Practice of Successful Organizational Transformation establish his philosophy in the minds of the Volk As the show and the showman become a runaway hit he is wooed by different parties and gets a book contract and at thend of the novel we realise with a shudder that Hitler is slowly re mergingThe juxtaposition of a historical figure with modern society is a common trope used in many satirical plays in India it is a useful tool to satirise modern society in the light of age old values However here we find modern society valuated in the light of Nazi values celebrity culture and the thics of journalism for xample and we sometimes find ourselves agreeing with Hitler This is deeply disturbing and forces us to uestion the values which we have become accustomed to which is good IMO but which I suspect may get a lot of people pissed off A mirror is sometimes very difficult to look intoAnother disturbing fact Hitler s popularity In the guise of humour only for the audience the Fuhrer is in dead Die Neurobiologie des Glücks: Wie die Positive Psychologie die Medizin verändert (German Edition) earnest so much of hatred for the other is tolerated nayven Meditieren mit Musik und Klngen: Inspiration Nada Yoga encouraged It made me uestion the limits of satire itself forxample in a joke aimed at a particular community are we laughing at the issue or the target community For MasterCases in Spine Surgery example do we see a magazine such as Charlie Hebdo satirising society or insulting religion So while applauding Hitler as a comedian is society tacitly putting the seal of approval on his dangerouslyccentric ideas due to its own ingrained racism Continuing in the same vein is this what happened originally when a little man with a ridiculous moustache was able take centre stage in German politics after spending a long time on the fringes frightening thought thatThe novel is brilliantly written in Hitler s unreadable prose I could recall my xperience of reading Mein Kampf which shows him up for what he was a pompous ass with murderous ideas I think this is the root of the criticism that the novel makes Hitler likeable It doesn t It makes him silly Such a man could not come to power and commit murder on such a grand scale without the active collusion of the majority at least sins of omission if not those of commission In fact Hitler only cleverly xploited European anti Semitism to come to power IMO By the time the world realised the depths of the depravity of this madman it was too late The novel warns us that it is all the possible in modern society with the vastly improved means of propaganda at its disposalFinally does this novel trivialise the holocaust and put Hitler in a favourable light IMO it doesn t What it does is that it dimin. Ilitoni; che non c’è traccia di Eva Non può non sentire un forte odore di benzina Keepers Compendium esalare dalla sua divisa sudicia logora; The Man with the Golden Gun (James Bond role-playing game) [Box Set] e non riesce a spiegarsi l’intorpidimento delle sue articolazioni la difficoltà che prova nel muovere i primi passi in una città piuttosto diversa da come la ricordava Regna infatti la pace; ci sono molti stranieri; una donna sì proprio una donna per giunta goffa tale Angela Merkel è alla guida del Reich 66 anni dopo la sua fine nel Bunker contro ogni previsione Adolf inizia una nuova carriera stavolta a partire dalla televisione uesto nuovo Hitler non è tuttavia né un imitatore né una controfigura È proprio lui non fa né di. ,

ADOLF MEETS DONALD A LAUGH UNTOLDCue in 3 2 1Gagmez Ladies and Gentlemen tonight we have a special guest Tonight our beloved Fuhrer will have a special one on one interview with a formidable opponent Has he finally met his match Well stay tuned and hold on tight to your seats if you want to find out because tonight we have something really Schmerzmedizin - 1000 Fragen exceptional for you Tonight we are graced by the presence of the man himself the frontrunner and Republican Presidential Nominee Mr Donald J Trumpapplause Gagmez Thank you for accepting our invitation Mr TrumpDonald Thank you Ali It s a pleasure to be here Hello Fuhrer Adolf Sieg Heil Donald I m sorry I don t say things like that I m AmericanAdolf I apologize I forgot you are of a lesser race one without mannersDonald Now listen hereGagmez Okay okay let s keep things civil gentlemen Let s stick to the relevant issues at hand Fuhrer you can beginAdolf Herr Trump I have heard you say uite a number of times that you will bring greatness back to America What does it mean Donald Well for starters we will give America back to its rightful owners Right now America is filled with millions of illegal immigrants and we want to remove those people from our country leeching off from our resources and taking away work that should be given to true AmericansAdolf I am of the same mind Here in Germania wherever I turn my head I see Turks I see Arabs I see mixed blooded men a shame to see thefforts of Goebbels wasted and the beautiful Aryan race soiled by these Asiatic types Donald Our problems are pressing we have Mexicans Asians Africans these people come to our country illegally and scrounge of our taxpayers the result is that the hardworking American s work is stolen from him by these people who will work for less and whose work is far inferior To fight this problem I have come upon a simple very American solution we will build a wallAdolf I believe we had a wall here in Berlin as well of course it was built during a time I was indisposed but it did prove to be serving its purpose until Bolshevists tore it down Donald You know who has a wall China But I bet you their wall has a lot of defects you can t trust those China made products Our American wall which will be built by blue collar hard working Protestant Americans will be much superior The wall of the Chinese couldn t keep the Mongols out but our wall will keep out those Mexicans You have my word Adolf It would please you greatly then Herr Trump to know that I am an architect It should delight you to know that I designed a lot of Germania of course the war has torn down most of my handiwork but here and there some have survived I can design your desired wall without any misgivings that is if you promise that no Jew will be involved in its construction whatsoever Donald I ll have to decline your offer Fuhrer A lot of our funding come from good hardworking Jewish bankers We have no problem working with themAdolf A soiled country through and through financed by Jews utterly hopeless There can be no greatness in such a thingDonald You hate Jews I hate bigotsAdolf the ironyGagmez Okay as things are getting a little too heated right now Let s take a short break from the politics and go to the audience We ve got DeLaSean here with a uestion for the gentlemenDeLaSean Yow peaz I z here ta ask which o ya ikunik hairz iz betta Donald s toupee or mah main man Adolf s stache Gagmez Thank you DeLaSean Interesting uestion So here we are Which of your gentlemen s iconic hair is better the Trump toupee or the Hitler moustacheAdolf I am appalled I stand before you my beloved Volk with not an inch of untruth present in my body Every fiber of my being is true because the Fatherland deserves nothing but the truth I have never deceived those which I aim to serve never has an ounce of deceit Psychologische Homöopathie. emanated from a pure blooded child of the Rhineland Thus why is it that my purity is compared to a falsity A natural part of my body my moustache is in no uestion superior to a sham of a monstrosity as a toupee A wig The veryssence of the object is to deceive Its wearer is nothing but a deceiver One can The Viva Mayr Diet: 14 days to a flatter stomach and a younger you even say that the practice of wearing a toupee is very Jewish Mr Trump you must have Jewish blood running in those veins clearly any part of you is inferior to a pureblooded member of the Aryan race like myself Donald I disagree Mr Hitler You see a moustache is not a very American thing In fact facial hair is something that is grown by the uneducated by barbarians by people who only want chaos andvil by people without God You know what I m talking about Mr Hitler I m talking about Muslims I m talking about terrorists Osama bin Laden Saddam Hussein Yasser Arafat and of course Adolf Hitler what do these people have in common That s right facial hair You sir are a terrorist responsible for the death of millions of white people and thousands of Americans Your facial hair is a disgrace to the freedom of America My toupee was manufactured by the sweat and hard work of faithful Americans the product of the freedom of America My toupee was manufactured by the sweat and hard work of faithful Americans the product of greatest gift to the world Capitalism My toupee made in America is the symbol of the blue collar church going gun wielding tax paying American and that is miles better than a symbol of terrorism and vil Adolf My na ve friend you know who has facial hair The person America reveres the mostDonald George Washington doesn t have a moustacheAdolf But Jesus Christ does have facial hair am I rightDonald Well r Adolf He doesn t have a moustacheAdolf But Jesus Christ does have facial hair am I rightDonald Well r Adolf He also a Jew The person you Americans love most is a Jew no wonder your government is deceiving its Volk with your CIAs and FBIs A country that mistrusts its own Volk is a disgrace to the Aryan race A very Jewish government indeed Donald America is on the verge of collapse right now but once I become president we will make America great again Adolf How do you aim to do that Herr TrumpDonald By staying true to our Protestant values by valuing the true American and by replacing the present policy of globalism which has moved so many jobs and so much wealth out of our country and replacing it with a new policy of Americanism Under this American System very policy decision we make must pass a simple test does it create jobs and better wages for AmericansAdolf Shouldn t your priority be the procreation of pureblooded Aryan males The American army indeed is an nemy of mine But from my observation during previous ncounters it is weakened by the species of the Jew the Mongoloid the Navajo the Oriental and the Negroid it counts among its ranks Not to mention those of mixed descent deceptively Aryan but tainted with impurity The truly Aryan were few and far between I think this can be attributed and this figure has disturbed me greatly to the great number of abortions your country has permitted Its number is alarmingly one of the greatest in the world Of course if those aborted were women it would be of no conseuence but the male are a very important asset of the Fatherland In twenty years time a year s worth of abortions has cost you than thirty divisions of pureblooded Aryan soldiers A great pity It would surprise you to know that there lays the secret to an impenetrable army impeccable lineage But you are too busy with this Americanism none sense to know better You will never have true Americans without pure lineageDonald We can thank President Barrack Obama for that letting in all these foreign people and turning them into so called Americans An Asian Moslem would want that no doubt but we must remain vigilant to Scala for Java Developers emphasize that America is for the true American bornAdolf It was a great surprise indeed to learn that the President of a largely Aryan nation is a Negroid But looking at his policy and record he seems to be competent When I look at his skin he is not that dark I see traces of Aryan in him Surely the supremacy of the Aryan blood in him has overpowered the Negroid and it manifested itself in his competency Of course there can be no uestion that he would have been a great deal proficient if he were purely Aryan but in such cases one can t but look at it appreciatively the power of the Aryan blood never fails to amaze me Adolf However in your last words America is for the true American born am I wrong to ascertain that you saying America belongs to the Indian Donald I m saying America belongs to AmericansAdolf What is an AmericanDonald A Whiissse and hardworking person whose ancestors are Americans Adolf Were you about to say White or Aryan Herr TrumpDonald Now you re putting words in my mouth I m sick of this farce You re a bigot You ve been asking me nothing but discriminating uestions It s clear you have an agenda I m done hereTrump walks outAdolf to Gagmez Is he truly a Presidential candidate I am uite taken aback He is undoubtedly sueamish and a sueamish person cannot bexpected to rule a country The Volk will not trust him He gives off a rather comical impression Ohh I understand Perhaps he is a humorist what do you call those in America Ohh indeed He is uite the comedian maybe his campaign is a running joke of sorts Gagmez Fuhrer you do know that you re a comedian too right Published in English as Look Who s BackWhat would happen if Hitler woke up in present day Germany How would he deal with the large number of foreign immigrants living in contemporary Germany not to mention its political agenda If you re one to scoff at such a scenario rest assured that the characters of this book did so as well with the xcept Update 24th July 2014I think I can now safely assume that it s a generational thing There s been a rather heated argument with an older female reviewer of this book and I figured I d ask my grandparents about their opinions on the book My grandmother was born in 1937 in northern "Germany my grandfather 1933 ually in nothern Germany As my grandpa was at that point old nough he had had "my grandfather 1933 ually in nothern Germany As my grandpa was at that point old Heaven to Betsy enough he had had join the Deutsche JugendGerman Youth the group yountered before you So B. It entered the Hitler Jugend They send me a letter and I will directly translate what my grandma wrote I am sorry but I couldn t warm myself up to the book albeit being amused sometimes I can imagine that it s like that for anyone who comes back into our world after 66 yearsThe arguments about certain people in our country have disgusted me so much that I have notnded the bookAN I assume my grammy links the character s opinion with the author s opinion 45 starsI can guess what you re thinking That cover is that And then But it says it s funnyI can see from some other reviews and comments around that this is appalling to some that the concept of a comedic book about one of the most Cabaret evil men whover lived is abhorrent I can understand that But I also think that comedy and satire in particular has a great deal of value in making us think about situations and people in ways we might not have beforeI imagine a few people like me will consider themselves irreverent and try this because of the shock value I know I saw the fantastically simple but instantly recognisable cover and was sold Thing is this isn t written for its shock value At least I don t think that s it s major point It s not disrespectful It s certainly not cheap laughs and stereotypes This is a well thought out witty and very relevant satire on modern life on the media on our own sense of humour At times it s frightening how like sheep people can be were then still areWe have to take one giant leap for it to work Adolf Hitler from 1945 suddenly wakes up in modern day Germany We never find out how ven he doesn t spend too long uestioning To immerse yourself in what happens after you just have to accept it Initially disorientated he doesn t let his unfamiliar surroundings faze him for long A kind hearted newspaper seller takes him under his wing and is the first of many to see the F hrer as a fully in character comedy impersonator Soon TV producers come calling and a slot on a comedy show beckons What was once a hypnotic despot is now a hypnotic comedy performer Is this the point That we can only laugh at the ravings of a madman now now that our society would not take him seriouslyHowever much the F hrer rants raves and talks politics his new contemporaries applaud his brave comedic insights into the current world climate and his witty outlook of Germany s past It s something you think you might find appalling After all this is Adolf Hitler But ven the Jewish uestion is well handled I was worried about that Of course racist sentiments are spouted by our protagonist and we never ver feel sympathy for him but with the first person perspective and veryone constantly reminding him that as a comedy topic the Jews are no laughing matter and Hitler agreeing that they are absolutely right the author gets away without making his lead overly repellent as a fictional F hrer you do keep wanting to see what will happenThe modern world finding Hitler a comedy genius is itself pretty funny as we are meant to find it in some ways it is frightening can we not see Evil in front of our faces It does say a lot about the world today that we would very likely find this kind of thing post modern ironic and think ourselves very witty for declaring it so How clever are we that can laugh at his comedic genius In many ways this makes us no different to the many who followed blindly back in the 20s and 30s Which of course makes it all the funnier in the book Hitler s speeches are hilarious at times his old trademark style of speechmaking his old speeches and phrases thems Running into ideasFor the last few days I ve been reading Timur s book and yesterday I finished it That is usually the time when I force my opinion on the world it was time to leave a review on GoodreadsAs I was walking home after work I thought about my upcoming review What to say about this What did I think I wasn t sure Actually I had trouble deciding what this book was aboutDid it leave me with any lasting impressions Not really Any deeper insights No Anything lighter maybe Yes maybe This was amusing at time. Ricordate Le memorie di Schmeed di Woody Allen “Nella primavera del 1940 una grossa Mercedes venne a fermarsi davanti al mio negozio di barbiere al 127 di Königsstrasse Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice edntrò Hitler ‘Voglio una spuntatina leggera’ disse ‘e non tagliatemi molto sopra’” Schmeed il barbiere del Reich depositario dei segreti del Führer Ecco il romanzo di Timur Vermes sembra rimandare alla comicità di Allen È l’estate del 2011 Adolf Hitler si sveglia in uno di uei campi incolti uasi abbandonati che ancora si possono incontrare nel centro di Berlino Egli non può fare a meno di notare che la guerra sembra cessata; che intorno a lui non ci sono i suoi fedelissimi comm.

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Ishes Hitler It says Look guys this kooky idiot rode to power on your shoulders and once there tightened his grip like a vice Such monkeys will come in future also Please don t lift them to your shoulders and allow them to put a chokehold on youWhich is not a bad message when one comes to think about it91116I think the last paragraph of my review may have proved prophetic Do the Germans have the right to find Hitler funny That s the mistaken uestion which seems to drive much of the controversy over this wildly popular novel in which Adolf Hitler by mechanisms which are wisely left unexplained returns from the dead and finds himself whole and well in modern day Germany What does he make of the world and what does he do with himselfHe does what he does best rapidly grasps a socio political situation and delivers impassioned rants that lead to immediate stardom An instant TV and YouTube hit he is taken to be a hilarious Hitler impersonator who can speak truths that no one lse dares to in the Dance Real Slow era of political correctness The parts of the book that show Hitler s reaction to contemporary society are in fact uite funny He s appalled by the profusion of newspapers purveying mindless dribble Television that splendid propaganda tool shows gardening shows and melodramas Mobile phones the internet and chain stores are all developments which a transplant from the first half of the twentieth century finds wondrous and monstrousBut as the book goes on you realise what Vermes is doing You ve started to like Hitler He s a stroppy avuncular highly articulate tee total vegetarian who loves children and loves nature loves order and discipline and wants his country to be strong and successful He finds unlikely friends in the Green party as henthusiastically supports The Art of Memoir energy independence and renewablenergy He makes some good points about the debacle in Afghanistan He states bluntly that with the recipe of internet mass The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life entertainment and a minimal baseline of social welfare global capitalism has found an opiate that lets it continue its accumulation unchecked and unuestioned And he has some chilling observations on Germany s uneasy relationship with its nationalist socialist past When a colleague accuses him of defending the Nazi swine he repliesEs wird heute gerne so hingestellt als h tten damalsinige berzeugte zum letzten ntschlossene Nationalsozialisten in ganzes Volk bert lpelt Und das ist nicht ganz falsch s hat diesen Versuch in der Tat gegeben 1923 in M nchen Doch r ist unter blutigen Opfern gescheitert Die Folge war PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition ein anderer Weg 1933 wurde kein Volk mitiner Propagandaaktion berw ltigt Es wurde Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography ein F hrer gew hlt aufine Weise die sogar im heutigen Sinne als demokratisch gelten muss Es wurde The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, ein F hrer gew hlt der in unwiderlegbarer Klarheit seine Pl ne offengelegt hatte Die Deutschen haben ihn gew hlt Ja sogar Juden Die Partei hatte damals schon vier Millionen Mitglieder Und auch das nur weil ab 1933 keine weiteren Mitglieder mehr aufgenommen wurden Es h tten 1934 auch acht Millionen zw lf Millionen sein k nnen Ich glaube nicht dassine der heutigen Parteien nur ann hernd diese Zustimmung genie t Es gab ntweder in ganzes Volk von Schweinen Oder das was geschehen ist war keine Schweinetat sondern der Wille ines VolkesToday you like to portray things as if back then a few utterly fanatical Nationalist Socialists duped an ntire people And that is not The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl entirely false in fact that attempt was made In Munich 1923 Yet it failed in a bloody martyrdom Conseuently another way was taken In 1933 no people was overpowered by a propaganda action A leader waslected in a manner which Exile and Pilgrim even now would be considered legitimate democratic process A leader waslected who set out his plans openly with crystal clarity The German people lected him Yes ven Jews The party at that time had 4 million members And only because from 1933 no further memberships were accepted It could have been 8 million 12 million by 1934 I do not believe any of the parties today Hannah Montana: The Movie enjoy anything near such popular support Either there was anntire people of swine Or what happened was no swinishness but the will of a people As the book closes Hitler is beginning to stablish a new mass movement As all over the world the political centre of gravity drifts to the xtreme right this is a warning we would do well to heed I read an xcerpt of this book and I talked at length with someone who has read half of it before tossing it with disgustThis book may read funny but to make a somewhat likable comic figure of the most cruel mass murderer the 20th century has seen is not only tasteless but dangerousShame on anyone who writes a positive review on this book Shame on anyone who buys this book or asks for this book at the library Shame on anyone who supports the author and the publisher of this book with a single dimeI am asking anyone who has a single brain cell left Are 70 million dead in WWII 6 million of them Jews who "died in the Holocaust reason to make fun of And I am not ven talking about those who have "in the Holocaust reason to make fun of And I am not ven talking about those who have loved ones their health andor all they ver owned The murderer of All These People Is Not A Comic FigureLearning That This these people is not a comic figureLearning that this has become a bestseller in Germany makes me ashamed of being German PLEASE NOTE This review was also posted on in October 2013 rejected it stating that it did not meet s regulations and guidelines When I asked which changes were reuired to make this review meet regulations and guidelines replied after one week apologizing and saying that the rejection had been a mistake then published this review without changes However in spring 2014 when the English version of the book came on the market removed my review without notifying me I have so far refrained from writing and posting a castrated version of my review UPDATE Dec 19 2014 I have just posted an Cardiovascular Pet: Current Concepts entirely new 1 star review on I will see tomorrow whether or not has accepted itUPDATE Dec 20 2014 My review on went live today It reads as follows10 out of 5 stars 70 million dead are soooooo funny Come to think of it my 1 star review of the book which took down when the English version of the book came out has indeed overlooked some of the book s merits How obtuse must I have been to overlook how the younger generations of the stupid masses could benefit from this book This book can teach them a lot So for instance1 Hitler is not a scary fairy tale figure He has reallyxisted This is important to know particularly since it has been doubted ven denied that the Holocaust ver happened From there it would be only one step to assume that Hitler hadn t A Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli existedither2 Hitler was not an alien He was human that s what so many reviewers of the book have concluded after reading the book Besides there is documented proof that Hitler was born to a no not a virgin but to an The Best Four Years: How to Survive and Thrive in College (and Life) earthly woman3 Hitler was not a monster that s again what so many reviewers of the book have pointed out And I can confirm that Hitler had two arms and two legs andven some kind of a head he didn t have horns nor did he spit fire and he didn t ven have an uine club foot Thus Hitler was lucky Because had he been deformed in any way he might have felt compelled to have himself The Time of the Hunters Moon euthanized4 Hitler was somewhat likable at least that s what so many reviewers took from this book Well I don t uite understand why anyone in his right mind might want to portray a mass murderer of unimaginable dimensions likable Yet it says in the bible to love thee neighbor And since after WWII with about 70 mio people dead let s forget about the uestionable Holocaust which many of the readers of the book might not believe in most readers would find it somewhat difficult to outright love Hitler the author might have wanted to compromise and portray Hitler as at least likable Either that or maybe the author did not think of the bible at all but rather of the average intelligence of his potential readers and of his bank account For commercial reasons it is always advisable to have a likable protagonist one that readers can relate to5 Contemporary German politicians are stupid Yet in order to learn this true fact readers could have saved themselves thexpense for this book Some might have already known and those who didn t I could have told for free And not only GERMAN politicians are stupid politicians of other countries well never mind this is off topic6 Celebrities are not always what the public thinks they are Good to know Yet this knowledge could also Vegas Vacation (Destination: Desire, easily be obtained otherwise7 It is ok to turnach and very mass murderer into a comic figure Having people shot blown up hanged or gassed is soooooo funny Besides humor is the best weapon for stopping vil tyrants This is how Hitler and Stalin were stopped from murdering many millions of people Wait a moment I got a little confused here Allow me At age 75 I am ntitled to a little brain fog So forget it Hitler and Stalin WEREN T stopped but they might have been stopped had people been able to read Timur Vermes s book Or maybe not Never mind Anyway it is ok to write a humorous book about very Stepdog evil murderer8 It is possible to make a fortune writing funny books aboutvil mass murderers While not Another Way Home every wannabe bestseller author may be successful with such a book it is at least worth a try Advice to fledgling authors Don t start with a big mass murderer like Hitler or Stalin start small with a serial killer or a school shooter with no less than 12 and no than 50 victims If this works out you can always advance to bigger book projects such as making an avuncular likable protagonist out of Saddam Hussain or Nero Nero I said not Nehru stupid 9 People can return from beyond Yet here I have to admit that it was a disadvantage not to have read the whole book I don t know how itxplained how Hitler managed to perform this task But I am sure that the smartest of the not so smart readers will have figured out a way how this could be done ven though as I have heard the author did not bother to laborate10 Some optimistic reviewers have suggested that this book might induce so far uneducated and ignorant readers to follow up with advanced reading And this may be true Mein Kampf is available here on and has huge numbers of wonderful reviews just as Er ist wieder da However for those with somewhat levated brain function I would recommend a few other books instead of the above mentioned For instance Hitler The Memoir of the Nazi Insider Who Turned Against the Fuehrer by Ernst Hanfstaengl Berlin Diary by William Shirer Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi The Reawakening by Primo LeviStill Alive A Holocaust Childhood Remembered by Ruth KluegerAnd if something humorous is desired by all means look for a different topicNote for those who are a bit slow on the uptake If this review confuses you please look up the words satire sarcasm and irony Although I read this book in German there are already lots of German reviews and it may get published in translation so I ll review auf Englisch The title translates as He s Back and it s about Hitler who mysteriously reappears in Berlin in 2011 and becomes a TV star His audience apparently believes him to be some kind of method actor or nth degree Stephen Colbert character and is alternately discomfited by his unironic profession of Nazi ideals and interested in his updated ideas for xample about how protecting the German homeland Bill Veeck's Crosstown Classic (Chicago Shorts) environment should be a highest priority which makes him a strange bedfellow of the Green party Meanwhile Hitler himself remains resolutely oblivious of how reviled he is by nearlyveryone in the modern world which sets up many scenes of dramatic irony when his modern producers and viewers are too polite to call him out on his occasionally outrageous statements which they believe are part of his act What makes this the book somewhat groundbreaking is that it s a German comedy about Hitler This doesn t feel special to Americans and British people who have been making fun of Hitler since Charlie Chaplin but in my Antarctica experienceven when Germans do want to be funny anything around Nazism is the last place they would go rather like the German tourist who tells Basil Fawlty that his goose stepping is not funny Not for us Not for any German people That said this book isn t a straight up laugh out loud kind of comedy A lot of the the time the Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists as Political Activists in 1930s America emotion the readerxperiences is the kind of cringe that The Office British version voked so relentlesslyAlthough I njoyed reading the novel for my own purposes to Cartesian Questions: Method and Metaphysics exercise my German and find out what all the talk in Germany was about I m not sure I d recommend this to American readers It relies on a pretty detailed knowledge of contemporary German society its immigrants laws against promoting Nazism other TV shows that I doubt many Americans are up to speed on Also much of its style stems from the author s mimicry of Hitler s oratory which involved torrents of high flown hyperbolic old fashioned language in this book applied to such observations as the fact that there are lots of Starbucks around or that reality TV shows are repetitive and insipid or that Ikea furniture is made of firewood It starts to be funny and then you realize you re being amused with Hitler and you want to stop Ultimately what made this book satisfying can only be described in German Schadenfreude It turns out that watching Hitler lost diminished irrelevant a joke but not a good one is a little thrilling Notveryone would agree with me but as an American I think the Germans specially of my generation are better at confronting their historical demons than we are and I m not surprised that this book both for the symbolic reason of finally making Hitler a subject of comedy and for the thematic reason of revealing the panorama of a pluralistic German society became a bestseller there However the book nds on an erie warning note as Hitler moderates his rhetoric to match the times and uses his power of personal fascination to rebuild a circle of followers and fan. Ce nulla per nasconderlo anzi è tremendamente reale Eppure nessuno gli crede tutti lo prendono per uno straordinario comico tutti lo cercano tutti lo vogliono tutti lo imitano Il mondo che Hitler incontra 66 anni dopo infatti è cinico spudorato bramoso di successo incapace di opporre ualsiasi resistenza al “nuovo” demagogo Al massimo riesce ad apporre il compulsivo “mi piace” “non mi piace” dei social network Farsa satira pura comicità analisi spietata corrosiva del nostro tempo il romanzo d’esordio di Timur Vermes è un gioiello di intelligente umorismo d è divenuto in breve tempo grazie al passaparola un fenomeno ditoriale con pochi precedent. ,