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I loved it. This is the ultimate form of contemporary satire. Bringing today and history together is perfect for both reflection and a jolly good laugh.
Hitler wakes up and it is 60 years later. As one of the minor characters says 'he wasn't funny then and he is exactly the same - not funny now"
This was quite amusing but to be honest I don't think it was as outright brilliant as the other reviews seem to suggest. Hitler's deranged rants were exactly as expected and there are a couple of laugh out loud moments. I just thought this was but overlong and with no real plot. I also wasn't entirely clear what it was supposed to be satirising. Nazi's? rubbish television? modern Germany? Probably all of them, but it was all a bit incoherent.
I did enjoy the narrator. He kept his reading of Hitler at exactly the right pitch and avoided spoiling the material by using bad German accents.
I would love to give this higher marks but when I think of some of the other books I have rated, I have to settle on three stars. I would say however, that this is worth a listen.
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If you could sum up Look Who's Back in three words, what would they be?
Hitler haunts Berlin.
What other book might you compare Look Who's Back to, and why?
1984 but funny.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
When Hitler realised it was 2011.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
The book is hilarious yet sometimes inspiring.
Any additional comments?
I wouldn't recommend it to anyone emotionally connected with the WWII period.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
Heard the movie was funny... however, the book got lots of chuckles at first but went dry pretty quickly for my taste.
Very funny and clever but the main joke gets a bit old by the end. Great performance probably the best I have heard.