Sunday, 13 September 2015

Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes (translated by Jamie Bulloch)

375 Pages

Rating: 4.5/5

Format: Paperback

Look Who's Back basically tells the story of a 'what if' : 'what if Hitler woke up alive and well in Berlin in 2011?'

The book follows Hitler as he tries to adapt to life in 2011 with no recollection as to how he arrived at his current point (although his uniform does inexplicably smell of petrol). It follows his frustration when asked for his 'real name' after providing the name 'Adolf Hitler' due to the fact people believe he is just an incredibly talented impressionist who refuses to break character.

This book is absolutely hilarious. As a history enthusiast particularly interested in Nazi Germany I knew I had to pick this up when I saw it in my local book shop and I'm so glad I did. I found myself actually laughing out loud at it and constantly wondering where the plot was going to go next. 

I could not recommend this book more. If you're even slightly interested in German history I am absolutely sure you will love this book.

Have you read this book? Do you want to? Let me know in the comments!

Lucy x


  1. I studied Nazi Germany in college and it absolutely fascinated me, so this book sounds amazing. Great review, t hank you for sharing! :)

    Amelia at wondereads

    1. Hi Amy! I did exactly the same thing, it sounds like we've got similar interests so definitely check it out! If you do I'd love to know what you think! (If you want to let me know on goodreads or tumblr I'd love to hear your opinion!)