The Fever lErtain 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 be expected 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 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 wiselyeft 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 Grip 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 else dares to in the 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 toike Hitler He s a stroppy avuncular highly articulate tee total vegetarian who oves children and oves nature Sink 'Em All: Submarine Warfare in the Pacific loves order and discipline and wants his country to be strong and successful He finds unlikely friends in the Green party as he enthusiastically supports energy independence and renewable energy He makes some good points about the debacle in Afghanistan He states bluntly that with the recipe of internet mass entertainment and a minimal baseline of social welfare global capitalism has found an opiate thatets 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 damals einige berzeugte zum The Emperor Waltz letzten entschlossene Nationalsozialisten ein ganzes Volk bertpelt Und das ist nicht ganz falsch es hat diesen Versuch in der Tat gegeben 1923 in M nchen Doch er ist unter blutigen Opfern gescheitert Die Folge war ein anderer Weg 1933 wurde kein Volk mit einer Propagandaaktion berw tigt Es wurde ein F hrer gew hlt auf eine Weise die sogar im heutigen Sinne als demokratisch gelten muss Es wurde 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 f Millionen sein k nnen Ich glaube nicht dass eine der heutigen Parteien nur ann hernd diese Zustimmung genie t Es gab entweder ein ganzes Volk von Schweinen Oder das was geschehen ist war keine Schweinetat sondern der Wille eines VolkesToday you Secret Provence (Jonglez) (Jonglez) like to portray things as if back then a few utterly fanatical Nationalist Socialists duped an entire people And that is not 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 Aeader was elected in a manner which even now would be considered Les Narcisse legitimate democratic process Aeader was elected who set out his plans openly with crystal clarity The German people elected him Yes even 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 enjoy anything near such popular support Either there was an entire people of swine Or what happened was no swinishness but the will of a people As the book closes Hitler is beginning to establish a new mass movement As all over the world the political centre of gravity drifts to the extreme right this is a warning we would do well to heed Running into ideasFor the Combattante 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 toeave 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 eave me with any asting impressions Not really Any deeper insights No Anything ighter maybe Yes maybe This "was amusing at times but surely nothing For the most part this felt fluffy the " amusing at times but surely nothing For the most part this felt fluffy the remained surreal and kept me at a distance Huh So what to say about this What is the point of this bookI decided to eave my review until tomorrow and went out for a run along the Thames London ay in the evening rays of spring the sun gleaming off the water diners and drinkers ining the embankment chatting and Kieran Drew laughing the work week a memory the weekend days a promise The mood wasight the city was buzzing and the
world was good I set out and became part of the was good I set out and became part of the summer Running hard for a stretch walking the next I tried to execute a techniue the experts 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 enough 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 even spot on when bringing the body anguage back to ife Hitler so famously used in his public speechesAnd as we are supposed to see the world through Hitler s eyes we are expected to discover that for the most part these eyes are not those of an 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 times experiences pain and joy and can be charming A person ike you and me No Not ike 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 enter 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 As Red as Blood 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 weeksater I ooked 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 ooked at the photo again The man the woman the boys did not Big! lookike criminals Tales Of Galloway like gypsies not a bitike Jews That was truly astounding I myself would have failed to arrest these people as German as they Meet Me at the Museum looked I was so puzzled at first I even 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 beured in by this man the book asks I stand before the book helpless and I feel exposed Something has been revealed to me Something painful Something grotesue Is it possible that I would have The Rebirth of Druidry: Ancient Earth Wisdom for Today 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 toook forward as clearly as I am able to ook 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 ong 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 of the chapters do not serve any obvious purpose and do not advance the plot In particular in its final uarter the book feels کتاب اعتیاد 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 extreme right Sometimes this is hilarious but even at its best these episodes never rise above the status of a harmless anecdoteIn the end Timur chose a protagonist who just remains too artificial From page one it is clear that Timur s fictional Hitler is aiterary device and as such Adolf remains an abstract notion throughout the majority
of the book i think timur would have the book I think Timur would have able to deliver his cathartic face slapping to much better effect had he chosen to write a fictional biography of Adolf Hitler Now that would have been 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 the end 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 even 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 Last Forest, the liked the bookiked it for the right reason the idea that Afternoon Tea 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 extension in the societies of the 30 odd countries into whoseanguages 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 end essentially miss the point And I think I am finding the point when I Carnal Sin look at some of the negative reviews Ateast some readers are intensely emotional about the book to the point that they are advocating not to read it or even to suppress it Views are expressed 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 example 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 How to Get Into Oxbridge: A Comprehensive Guide to Succeeding in Your Application Process 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 easy to dismiss the Hitlers Stalins and Honeckers of this world as evil crazed psychopaths whoive in a world apart from that inhabited by intelligent enlightened and How to Get Into Oxbridge life competent individuals The part inhabited by us The truth may be much subtle and it isikely 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 embed the chorus of their voices in democracies governed by the rule of aw Doing so will dilute the impact of any one view and yet allow each one to be heardAnd ooking at some of the views expressed 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 Der Weg zum wahren Reiki-Meister licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 30 Unported License Published in English as Look Who s BackWhat would happen if Hitler woke up in present day Germany How would he deal with thearge number of foreign immigrants iving 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 exception of Hitler himself of course So our most hated dictator ends up becoming a famous comedian Let s face it he couldn t REALLY be speaking seriously rightThis book was yet another one in Ce nulla per nasconderlo anzi è tremendamente reale Eppure nessuno gli crede tutti o prendono per uno straordinario comico tutti Anatomisk bildordbok lo cercano tuttio vogliono tutti o imitano Il mondo che Hitler incontra 66 anni dopo infatti è cinico spudorato bramoso di successo e 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 e corrosiva del nostro tempo il romanzo d’esordio di Timur Vermes è un gioiello di intelligente umorismo ed è divenuto in breve tempo grazie 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I read an excerpt of this book and I talked at ength with someone who has read half of it before tossing it with disgustThis book may read funny but to make a somewhat Ostopathie crnienne : Manuel pratique 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 theibrary 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 Keeper's Compendium: Blasphemous Knowledge Forbidden Secrets 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 even talking about those who haveost oved ones their health andor all they ever owned The murderer of all these people is not a comic figureLearning that this book has become a bestseller in Germa Most people have praised this witty satire though a few 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 and exciting genre is a screenplay based on the ife of the ate Jimmy Savile the celebrated English entertainer and serial pedophile Although in form a ighthearted 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 Color Atlas of Human Anatomy, Vol. 3 Nervous System and Sensory Organs little piece It contains references to an eclectic mixture of highbrow andowbrow sources both Lolita and Come Play With Me I am particularly pleased with the seuence where Savile rapes an eig 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 eually in nothern Germany As my grandpa was at that point old enough he had had to join the Deutsche JugendGerman Youth the group you entered before you entered the Hitler Jugend They send me a The Facial Nerve 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 sike 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 not ended the bookAN I assume my grammy Surgery for Cochlear and Other Auditory Implants links the character s opinion with the author s opinion I hope most of you don t make that mistake Then grandpa read it and well you see in the addition what he thinks about itI am born in 1937 and know the story only by having it told to me for which I am gratefulI hope that you forget it soon and that you can engage yourself with nicer subjectsWell yeah not really eh D And now for my grandpa s thoughtsIt s so cute he even added a subject title at the beginning Ah old people xD This book seems to be written for the generation who were grandma s parents The doings of the Gr fazGr faz Gr ter F hrerFeldherr aller Zeiten Greatesteader of all timeGr faz is ironically used mostly At Uncommon Leadership: How to Build Competitive Advantage by Thinking Differently least I never heard anyone not using it for mocking purposes and it s fun yeah Adolf Hitler was in the time of 1924 1945The book is written humorously in some passages but only understandable if one shoves the gruesome events during theeadership of the Nazis asideAN Grandpa s opinion obviously I disagree This in turn insults in the most awful way that part of the people who were directly or indirectly affected by the unimaginable schemes Even today there are survivors who can report on this convincingly I am convinced that this book at best had never been written or after heavy editing measures in many parts separated serve as a cabaret draftGranted those are only two older people whose opinion I know now but granted for one I could not have asked my other grandparents because one is dead and both have been to young to remember anythingborn in the 40s and for second I can t just walk around asking older people to read this book and if I did so with my andlady I m not so sure if that would end wellIt stays however that of three older people who have come across this book one dismissed it almost instantaneously and the other two tried to read it and gave up somewhere midway through And also they have given almost the same reasons as to why they did so Which I understand really since yeah that generation is far ikely to be so opposed even towards a satireBut that brings up what is in my mind so important with the author and many of the readers We are not from that generationWe are younger We only know about the events by history Multichannel Marketing Ecosystems lessons because no people don t talk about it in their families I grew up without knowing that a man named Hitler ever existed had it not been for schoolessons I wouldn t have known Which again brings up a point We need to STOP the silence We need to adress those issues The wounds have mostly healed the current young generation is far enough apart from
this history to to feel connected to it and therefore to feel the duty think about it while being far enough apart from it to not have the emotional ballast of the older generationWe are now We are reflecting on ourselves And we are not silent sorry grams This is a very difficult book As much as I would Extending Symfony 2 Web Application Framework like to give it a humorous review I can tSoet s start from the beginning What do we know about the plot Hitler wakes up in modern Berlin in the summer of 2011 is uite confused at first but as he so proudly points outRepeatedly and repeatedly and repeatedly he s the kind of guy who s so focused on achieving his goal that he ignores the fact that 1 he oughta be dead 2 he traveled through time He goes on exploring the new world and gets a career on TVNow the very premise of this work does turn many people off immediately I have seen that uite often both in private discussions and reviews but also in interviews commentaries by journalists and in one german talk show The uestion many people ask is this Is this book pro Hitler It often is paired with another uestion Is the author a Nazi01 Is this book pro HitlerIf you ve read the blurb you could say Maybe If you ve read the book you should say No Because it s very very direct in that aspect In fact it s so direct that the very fact that Hitler is not a cuddly neighbours dog jumps in your face with rocket speed and breaks your noseDon t be mistaken It is not impossible that this work brings across the wrong message But mind you this needs something to already be there in the reader Pro Nazi sentiments Anti semitism Racism Ignorance towards Angels Whiskey logic and empathy Still That is not the fault of the author Also those cases are the minority I am not making this up pretty much every reaction towards this book can be categorised in two ways 1 Oh God it s Hitler I hate it or 2 This is satire criticism and a well deserved warning against Nazi ideologyWhat I essentially want to say is this If it so happens that someone gets the wrong idea then that s not the author s fault simply because he made it so apparent that you should notike the protagonistLet s take a closer Ritual Alliances of the Putian Plain: Volume Two: A Survey of Village Temples and Ritual Activities look So there are jokes involved There s humour in many things Hitler does and gets confronted with Try to cut that all out nobody would read it Seriously Vermes managed to grasp Hitler s style so wonderfully it could be Hitler himself writing were it not for theesson in it Have you dear readerAnd I know you re reading this ever tried to read Mein Kampf I tried I failed It s just unendurable No kidding a aw textbook reads ike a children s book compared to that The sane mind cannot endure Hitlers very own book for Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes—from Punk to Indie and Everything in Between longer than a paragraph Trust me I triedDoes the humour in this book make Hitlerook good It doesn t make him The Day Christ Was Born look bad I assure you until he says something misogynistic racist or anti semitic right after thatAn example There s a point where Hitler complains about the overloading of electronical devices eg mobile phones with unneeded crap thateaves the young people pressing their noses against the screens so much thousands of them get knocked over by cars His comment It will be this one of my first plans to forbid these telephone devices actually to only allow them for elements of sub races or maybe even order those to use them Those can 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set lie for days on the major streets of Berlinike dead hedgehogs that s at The Seventh Witch least a practical advantageDo you notice that he doesn t pay any thought or emotion to theives of people he deems unworthy Do you notice that he talks about teenagers being killed by cars because of his order and that he s fine with that Yes So why do you complainHey be all against Hitler the way you want if you so choose to avoid anything that portrays him in And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake less than theight of the psychopath you think he was that s your choice But for the Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America love of sanityook at what the author does Yes he portrays Hitler The Pocket Wife like a human beingike a person very close to the original But that s exactly the thing That s what makes it so evident that Hitler was thinking and doing bad thingsI mean come on would you view any protagonist who promotes the organized extermination of specific human races as something worth doing as positive Yes Please think againIt s not that this Hitler says the bad things That s obvious and it doesn t go away just because he makes some funny jokesMost of those actually related to the time travel than anything else It s that the people around this Hitler hear those things and don t do anything about it Why yes there are people who stand up against him Those are either the politically over correct types or modern Nazis The first because they re concernced the The Color of Our Sky latter because they think he s making fun of their F hrerWhen actually they re already good at making themselves ridiculous Others are in general charmed by his as they think satirical portrayal of the dead Austrian So much that they fail to notice his misogyny His racism His anti semitism Which is a pretty accurate portrayal of our societySpeaking of Germany here but if you re from the US you should also check your views on those topics just to be sure There s an easy test for misogyny Do you think that a woman is guilty if she get s molested or raped Then yes you re misogynistic Misogyny nowadays Not discussed Dismissed Always a part of some conspiracy against politicians Yes that s idiotic And racism Good heavens no we don t even talk about that how could we be racist How How or maybe we just are And don t even get me started in anti semitism that deserves a whole school subjectBack to HitlerThis one just sounds so weird What seft to say Not much actually There s still the issue that not everything Hitler says is wrong There are problems in modern Germany There is a horrible waste ofResources There Are The Unemployed Who AreThere are the unemployed who are with money by social care when all the economy wants the government to do is taking care of those peoples ability to buy their products Those problems exist they are facts The ueation is if you want to believe Hitler when he ascribes them to jewish or communistic conspiracies or if you actually want to use your sanity But that s entirely up to you reader I suggest you go and see for yourself what you think about this Hitler Maybe just maybe it helps you to grasp the feeling of just how dangerous that man wasBefore I forget it et s uickly ook at the second uestion I have uoted above 02 Is the author a NaziJudging by interviews with Vermes I d say No He deliberately wrote this as a satire to show the dangers of Hitlers thoughts and the ignorance towards those coming from anyone else than Hitler himselfOr just the one who s regarded as someone elseBut of course people can Obsession lie So what does the book sayHey book is your author a Nazi Book Are you fucking kidding meSorry book I just had toWith all I have stated above does anyone really think it s possible that the author of this particular book is a Nazi Can you really think that someone who shows how Hitler would be very willing to exterminate ateast a few millions of our fellow citizens who are of foreign descent that someone who warns us to be careful for our fellow human beings all of our fellow human beings that someone Cabaret: A Roman Riddle like this is a Nazi Yes Well then I can t help you and you should really check in with your doctor just to be sure Because facts are facts and some things are so obvious facts that it s very bothersome to not be able to see thoseWell I think I m kind of done here If it so happens that I want to add anything Il put a note at the top of the review that informs you of any changes that have been made If anyone wants to add a comment Feel free to do so I d ove to hear other thoughts on this book and my reviewAnd just because I can t resist Die Krankenschwester kommt herein Ich wollte nur kurz nach dem Rechten sehenHitler Dem geht s gutAnd in EnglishFree translation by myself so sorry if it s not so funny as the original Nurse enters the toom I just wanted to ook if everything s allrightHitler Yes I m all right Although I read this book in German there are already ots of German reviews and it may get published in translation so I l 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 example about how protecting the German homeland 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 nearly everyone 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 experience even when Germans do want to be funny anything around Nazism is the All Roads Lead Home last place they would go ratherike 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 augh out oud kind of comedy A ot of the the time the emotion the reader experiences is the kind of cringe that The Office British version evoked so relentlesslyAlthough I enjoyed reading the novel for my own purpos. 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 ed entrò Hitler ‘Voglio una spuntatina eggera’ 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 The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis l’estate del 2011 Adolf Hitler si sveglia in uno di uei campi incolti e uasi abbandonati che ancora si possono incontrare nel centro di Berlino Egli non può fare a meno di notare chea guerra sembra cessata; che intorno a ui non ci sono i suoi fedelissimi comm. Es to 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 c 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 augh 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 au 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 evil men who ever ived 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 Just Cause 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 Ateast I don t think that s it s major point It s not disrespectful It s certainly not cheap aughs and stereotypes This is a well thought out witty and very relevant satire on modern ife on the media on our own sense of humour At times it s frightening how ike sheep people can be were then still areWe have to take one giant eap for it to work Adolf Hitler from 1945 suddenly wakes up in modern day Germany We never find out how even he doesn t spend too ong uestioning To immerse yourself in what happens after you just have to accept it Initially disorientated he doesn t et his unfamiliar surroundings faze him for ong 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 augh 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 even the Jewish uestion is well handled I was worried about that Of course racist sentiments are spouted by our protagonist and we never ever feel sympathy for him but with the first person perspective and everyone constantly reminding him that as a comedy topic the Jews are no aughing matter and Hitler agreeing that they are absolutely right the author gets away without making his ead 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 Fiesta Moon lot about the world today that we would veryikely find this kind of thing post modern ironic and think ourselves very witty for declaring it so How clever are we that can augh 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 themselves used but to a vastly different audience But maybe not such a different one in many respects Gullible in a different way I did think reading this if a man appeared claiming to be Hitler ooked The Taste of Night like him dressedike him orated ike him he would either end up in a mental hospital or on YouTube I had a chill in one scene when Hitler gives a speech though I m not certain I believe it s a direct copy of a real one he gave in which he spouts about blood and sacrifice truly horrific but his TV crew interpret it as an elegy for a recently deceased colleague While it s funny it s also an indictment of our sensibilities You want him ocked away yet you want to see what other honours this society will The Trust laud him withMy favourite sections of the book were those that introduced the F hrer to modern technology the traditional comedy segments His views on TV shopping channels and cookery shows had me in stitches for example My jaw dropped Providence had presented the German Volk with the wonderful magnificent opportunity for propaganda and it was being suandered on the production ofeek rings He discovers Vikipedia discusses with us his views on the 20th century history that he missed and smugly compares his own YouTube viewing figures to that of Chaplin s The Great Dictator Again though we are not allowed to forget who this is every technological advance he sees only as a potential tool for creating a new Reich withReal BiteHow People React To Him IsbiteHow people react to him is most find Heil Hitler amusing his refusal to get out of character admirable his improvisation astounding And all that is funny Yet the author also touches on the tragic the elderly Jewish woman who cannot CANNOT find this national sensation funny remembering the atrocities he or the person he is impersonating committed the Nazi haters who don t see satire but die hard National Socialism The National Socialists for whom he is TOO extreme It is the masses as usual who are A Scandalous Regency Christmas led en masse to one opinion of himIoved this The translation from the German is excellent and the only reason I haven t given this 5 stars is because there are references to modern day Germany that I didn t follow references to contemporary political figures and situations and I also found a few of the F hrer s speeches and thoughts bordered on overlong Only a few though Most of this is perfectly paced and wittily writtenYou The Return ll never read another bookike it I m Jewish myself and found it original hilarious and far from shallow Very scary too It treads the path of satire carefully With fewer and fewer people around who can remind us in person of what Adolf Hitler did to so many it is vitally important that this is a topic that never dies Satire is one way of keeping his revolting ideology in the public consciousness we must never be deluded into adulation of such a creature A new generation can enjoy and ponder on this book and not et the past dieRecommendedReview of a Netgalley advance copy 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 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 ike that I m AmericanAdolf I apologize I forgot you are of a Prince Hafizs Only Vice lesser race one without mannersDonald Nowisten hereGagmez Okay okay Aristotle and Poetic Justice 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 countryeeching 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 the efforts 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 And Bid Him Sing: A Biography of Countée Cullen 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 aot 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 Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy 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 Il have to decline your offer Fuhrer A Cyberwar: The Next Threat to National Security What to Do About It 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 aittle 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 bodyEvery fiber of my being is true because the Fatherland deservesfiber of my being is true because the Fatherland deserves but the truth I have never deceived those which I aim to serve never has an ounce of deceit 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 very essence of the object is to deceive Its wearer is nothing but a deceiver One can 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 Girl in Pieces 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 and evil 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 our 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 evil 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 er Adolf He is also a Jew The person you Americansove 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 every 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 enemy of mine But from my observation during previous encounters 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 Battleground Chicago: The Police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention lays the secret to an impenetrable army impeccableineage But you are too busy with this Americanism none sense to know better You will never have true Americans without pure ineageDonald We can thank President Barrack Obama for that etting 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 emphasize that America is for the true American bornAdolf It was a great surprise indeed to Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education learn that the President of aargely Aryan nation is a Negroid But ooking at his policy and record he seems to be competent When I ook 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 Cruise Control look at it appreciatively the power of the Aryan blood never fails to amaze me Adolf However in yourast words America is for the true American born am I wrong to asc. Ilitoni; che non c’è traccia di Eva Non può non sentire un forte odore di benzina esalare dalla sua divisa sudicia e ogora; e non riesce a spiegarsi ’intorpidimento delle sue articolazioni e City Limits la difficoltà che prova nel muovere i primi passi in una città piuttosto diversa da comea ricordava Regna infatti a pace; ci sono molti stranieri; e una donna sì proprio una donna per giunta goffa tale Angela Merkel è alla guida del Reich 66 anni dopo a 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 ui e non fa né di. .
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