(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I’m going to say, first off, that real-life Hitler was an awful human being. The idea that he could survive to exist in the modern world is, well… a pretty scary and disturbing one.
So why did I enter a giveaway to win this book? Well, it was out of sheer curiosity. When I was younger, I watched a comedy film that was set in Germany during the period Hitler was in power. I don’t remember much about it, save that there were amusing moments where a Hitler lookalike managed to fool people.
I feel that this book could have been done better. I didn’t actually find very much of it amusing. At first, it was mildly funny to see Hitler’s reactions to modern day things, but by the end of the book, I was left with a very dissatisfied feeling.
I don’t think I can really say very much more about this book. It didn’t portray Hitler in the kind of way I’d feel a satire should. There’s clearly been a lot of research that’s gone into this book, but I feel that the use of the first person has created a more sympathetic character that really shouldn’t be applied to Hitler.
I have a couple of friends who have expressed an interest in reading this book. If they’re still interested, I’ll pass it on to them, but I personally don’t have much interest in reading this book again.