Look Who's Back by Timur VermesLook Who's Back by Timur Vermes

Look Who's Back

byTimur VermesTranslated byJamie Bulloch

Paperback | May 10, 2016

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"Desperately funny . . . An ingenious comedy of errors." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"Satire at its best." --Newsweek

"Thrillingly transgressive." --The Guardian


In this record-breaking bestseller, Timur Vermes imagines what would happen if Adolf Hilter reawakened in present-day Germany: YouTube stardom.

Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. It's the summer of 2011 and things have changed--no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognizes his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.

People certainly recognize him--as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own TV show, and people begin to listen. But the Fuhrer has another program with even greater ambition in mind--to set the country he finds in shambles back to rights.

With daring humor, Look Who's Back is a perceptive study of the cult of personality and of how individuals rise to fame and power in spite of what they preach.

The son of a German mother and a Hungarian father who fled the country in 1956, Timur Vermes was born in Nuremberg in 1967. He studied history and politics and went on to become a journalist. He has written for the Abendzeitung and the Cologne Express and worked for various magazines. He has ghostwritten several books since 2007. This ...
Title:Look Who's BackFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:May 10, 2016Publisher:MobiusLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1681449528

ISBN - 13:9781681449524


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny Read! Never laughed so hard as Hitler tries to map out a strategy to conquer modern day Germany. Despite the humour and our obsession with social media, the book served as a reminder that modern communication tools can be dangerous in the wrong hands. This book stands out!
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very clever writing I enjoyed how other character's questions and Hitler's answers could be interpreted different ways depending on knowing that the character actually was Hitler or thinking he was just an impersonator.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly entertaining! This is an uproarious satire of the politics and media of our times. Though it starts off a little slow, I can assure you that everything from the absurd premise to the hilariously ominous ending is worth sticking around for.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hysterical The idea that Hitler had a sense of humour adds a creepy likability to him as a character in this novel. Though it doesn't quite stick the landing, it's a damned enjoyable read all the way through.
Date published: 2016-11-27

Editorial Reviews

"What would happen if Adolf Hitler woke up in modern-day Berlin? In a bestselling satirical novel, he'd end up a TV comedy star . . . [Look Who's Back] has unsurprisingly sparked debate in a country that has grappled for decades with Hitler's unconscionable legacy."