Start reading Look Who's Back on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Add Audible Narration
Look Who's Back (Unabridged) Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt £19.39 £2.99
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available
 

Look Who's Back [Kindle Edition]

Timur Vermes , Jamie Bulloch
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £8.99
Kindle Price: £3.79 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £5.20 (58%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle booksóeven without a Kindle deviceówith the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Audible Narration

Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration. Add narration for a reduced price of £2.99 after you buy the Kindle book.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £3.79  
Hardcover £4.49  
Paperback £6.29  
Audio Download, Unabridged £0.00 Free with Audible trial
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Book Description

Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.



People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own T.V. show, and people begin to listen. But the Führer has another programme with even greater ambition - to set the country he finds a shambles back to rights.



Look Who's Back stunned and then thrilled 1.5 million German readers with its fearless approach to the most taboo of subjects. Naive yet insightful, repellent yet strangely sympathetic, the revived Hitler unquestionably has a spring in his step.


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Page of Start over
This shopping feature will continue to load items. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

Product Description

Review

'Be warned. This book is funny. Very funny' Rebecca Morrison, Independent.

'Worryingly believable (time travelling despots aside) and unsettling. But also very funny' Nathan Filer.

'A brilliant book' Russell Kane.

'Brilliant and hilarious' Ken Follett.

'Laugh-out-loud funny ... An uproarious, disturbing book that will resonate long after you turn the final page' Caroline Jowett, Daily Express.

'Both funny and frightening ... A powerful and important book' Sue Gaisford, Independent on Sunday.

'Wonderfully inventive, very funny and superbly written' We Love This Book.

'This uproariously funny satire will have you in stitches' Shortlist.

'Peculiar, provocative and very funny ... It makes you laugh and forces you to think' Irish Independent.

From the Back Cover

HE'S BACK.
Berlin, summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.
AND HE'S FÜHRIOUS.
People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless impersonator who refused to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own T.V. show, and people begin to listen. But the Führer has another programme with even greater ambition - to set the country he finds a shambles back to rights.
LOOK WHO'S BACK stunned and then thrilled 1.5 million German readers with its fearless approach to the most taboo of subjects. Naïve yet insightful, repellent yet strangely sympathetic, the revised Hitler unquestionable has a spring in his step.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 662 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: MacLehose Press (27 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.ŗ r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ELIF0Z2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • : Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,417 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Timur Vermes was born in Nuremberg in 1967, the son of a German mother and a Hungarian father who fled Hungary in 1956. He studied history and politics and went on to become a journalist. He has written for various newspapers and magazines, and has ghostwritten several books since 2007. This is his first novel, and is currently being made into a film by Mythos in a co-production with Constantin Film.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Something quite different 12 Feb. 2015
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
I originally heard about this book from a publisher and whilst I was a little wary in regard to the subject matter, I thought that it would be more than interesting to see what could occur in an alternate history timeline especially with the modern advances in technology.

What this book is, and the reader has to remember, is that it’s a satire, which whilst it may not always come across as such with the translation, is something that can and will at times scare the reader as they can see how things that we take as every day now can be turned to further a cause as well as a get a message across.

The Hitler within the pages is a person that the reader will find fascinating, the way he has to adapt to our world, the way he see’s modern problems and the way in which a mind can twist words to play not only to the reader but also to the other cast members within. All round, it’s a book that is quite easy to read multiple pages of, has what feels like a firm hand on the modern world and all round gives the reader something to not only think about but to question which overall is perhaps the main point of a satire.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hugely intelligent and enjoyable satire 9 April 2015
By Dr Lex
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A supremely well observed indictment of our superficial, novelty-obsessed and politically-correct culture - cuts very close to the bone, which is probably why various reviewers here couldn't deal with it. Well informed about history, it doesn't rely on cheap laughs but sets up the various incidents in a brilliantly (and chillingly) believable manner. Extremely well written and translated - half of the fun is the use language, both Hitler's and 'ours' - this turns out to be a book one can't put down, as one observes with a perfect mix of delight (because it's so well written) & horror (because of what it actually means) the steady rise of this revenant... A triumph.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
88 of 99 people found the following review helpful
By K. J. Noyes TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
4.5 stars.

I can guess what you're thinking: "That cover.... is that .... ?" And then, "But it says it's funny....?!"
I 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 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 before.

I 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 are.

We 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, even he doesn't spend too long questioning. 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 Führer 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?
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellently executed satire 16 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Leap of imagination. Hitler wakes up in modern day Berlin. That’s the premise of this book.

An excellent, and at times very funny, satire on the press, media and celebrity intelligently put together. By the end you begin to see how celebrity and the media can be manipulated and the rather sinister undertones of what can happen…a warning if you like.

It helps if you have some very basic knowledge of Germany but there is a good appendix telling you who all the names who are mentioned are. Therefore read this first as a refresher/catch up.

Thoroughly recommended if you like satire, or even if you didn’t know you did, and leave alone if you are bereft of imagination. I can’t give four and a half stars so five it will be.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Emma T
Format:Paperback
It can't be easy to translate humour - particularly one which has so much to say about contemporary German culture - but this was absolutely hilarious and very accessible. An excellent translation. I did love the very acerbic digs at 'ironic' racist humour - Hitler's being very sincere, but people take it as ironic. Some hilarious speeches, neatly capturing the tone of Hitler's self-aggrandising style. An excellent book which really made me explore my assumptions about modern media.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By D. Stanford TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Adolf Hitler wakes up in modern day Berlin and people think he’s a satirical impersonator who never breaks character. In fact, he’s so good at being Hitler the media give him a platform. So the delusional Hitler plans his comeback whilst the public can’t get enough of this new celebrity.

Some may see Look who’s back as an example of poor taste due to the subject matter, however I think having Hitler as the protagonist is an interesting choice for highlighting the moral of the story being told. There are many subtle comparisons between how Hitler used the media for propaganda during his rise to power in the 20s and how the book unfolds, while the story evolves around Hitler, the underlying message if anything the shows the power of so called Numedia.

A thought provoking, scary tale full of humour and satire, and easy book to recommend that is more likely to offend fans of Z list celebrity-dom than any ethnic or religious groups.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Cover and Title but Average Read Only
The concept is ingenious. Given the central premise that Hitler magically comes to life after over 60 years, one has to allow a fair amount of latitude in credibility – but even... Read more
Published 15 hours ago by Mike707
2.0 out of 5 stars Really didn't enjoy this book
Really didn't enjoy this book. I did think this would be a funny book to read that would have a good plot line and give me plenty to think about. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Jack Tyrrell Killian
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
Very funny in a thoughtful way. I laughed out loud!
Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars funny, disturbing
Intriguing, funny,disturbing. A well written story with a jolly nice twist.
Published 16 days ago by Andy Cushing
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as funny as it claimed to be
Maybe something was lost in translation or just the fact that I'm not German nor do I live in Germany so many of the modern day references were lost. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Martin Slater
2.0 out of 5 stars Like Harry Kane
I'm not sure if this book was good or not and because of this I'd have to air on the side of it being not! Read more
Published 24 days ago by Stuart Duffey
2.0 out of 5 stars Certainly humorous in parts but somehow the joke wears thin ...
Certainly humorous in parts but somehow the joke wears thin very quickly, and what is the fundamental and very obvious point of this satire feels rushed at the end. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Courtney Fish
3.0 out of 5 stars This could have been so much more
Running into ideas

For the last few days I've been reading Timur's book, and yesterday I finished it. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Mark Hebwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good.
This was a very entertaining and thought provoking book. You do need to have a bit of a knowledge of history for some of the threads to make sense, but overall, a great insight... Read more
Published 28 days ago by John T
3.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to get in to but I liked it in the end
This was quite a difficult book to get into and I don't know whether that was me getting used to the style of the writing. Read more
Published 28 days ago by The Running Man
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
I want to send this as a gift 0 28 Apr 2015
See all discussions...  
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
   


Look for similar items by category