The Aachen Memorandum Paperback – 19 Jun 2012
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About the Author
Andrew Roberts is a journalist and historian. He is the author of many books, including A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900, Eminent Churchillians and most recently, The Storm of War.
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Alas, his story hinges on the proposition that a Euro-referendum held in 2015 was stolen by fraud. We now know that the European Commission would never bother to do such a thing--it's much easier just to ignore inconventient defeats, and carry on regardless. The EU may not be much liked, but it doesn't stir passions quite as much as Roberts (or I) would like. Unfortunately, we don't much care about the corrupt and undemocratic practices of our unelected masters, not as long as we are all prosperous.
As a thriller, it works, more or less. The plot is so twisted that I just about lost it, but the narrative is lively enough to keep the pages turning. Nonetheless, I'd advise Roberts to stick to History.
I on the other hand disagree and as a result this book is right up my street. Yes, its somewhat exaggerated and the comment elsewhere on these reviews that France would not stand by and allow Germany to have hegemony in Europe as described in this novel is valid.
But the book itself was an easy read and I couldn't help but continue to find out what the conspiracy was and why, and would the unlikely hero prevail?
The vision that in the future British history would be suppressed and monuments of the UK's past erased could be something that comes true in the future, but I believe it won't come from Europe; rather it will come from within our own society here. We have such things already beginning.
The totalitarian authoritarian state envisiged by Andrew Roberts will come, and I also think we will one day be an insignificant region within the greater entity of a United States of Europe, but it will be through apathy and ignorance, rather than being subsumed and deceived as depicted in this novel.
The story is fine, if a little far-fetched, but an easy read and interesting as a possible future 'what-if' type of theme.
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Even as someone in favour of EU integration I find this a good book. It is very anti-EU and to someone like myself who has a Masters in European Union law it is quite funny how... Read morePublished on 17 Feb. 2013 by Anonymous
Although the authors prose is clear his aim in writing it did not come through. That there is a novel to be written here is plain, but as yet this is not it.Published on 21 July 2012 by PETER TAYLO
For Little Englanders everywhere; a truly horrible, childish tilt at all things Europhile. It wants to be a thriller (and barely makes a fist of it - Dan Brown has nothing to fear)... Read morePublished on 15 Nov. 2010 by The Eggman
Truly awful novel, I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it, picked it up for a couple of quid in Hay on Wye, even at that price I felt ripped off. Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 2010 by Martin
The central cloak-and-dagger storyline was original, reasonably consistent and although ridiculously protracted, not protracted enough to make me think "Oh give it a rest, you're... Read morePublished on 12 Feb. 2010 by David Blair
This books gets one star for unintentional humour.
If you distilled Daily Mail paranoia about the European Union into a highly concentrated form, then used that as the... Read more