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Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully lADOLF MEETS DONALD A LAUGH UNTOLDCue in 3 2 1Gagmez Ladies and Gentlemen tonight we have a special guest Tonight our beloved Fuhrer will have a special one on one interview with a formidable opponent Has he finally met his match Well stay tuned and hold on tight to your seats if you want to find out because tonight we have something really exceptional for you Tonight we are graced by the presence of the man himself the frontrunner and Republican Presidential Nominee Mr Donald J Trumpapplause Gagmez Thank you for accepting our invitation Mr TrumpDonald Thank you Ali It s a pleasure to be here Hello Fuhrer Adolf Sieg Heil Donald I m sorry I don t say thingsike that I m AmericanAdolf I apologize I forgot you are of a Lines of Departure lesser race one without mannersDonald Nowisten hereGagmez Okay okay Sentenced to the Punishment Clinic let s keep things civil gentlemen Let s stick to the relevant issues at hand Fuhrer you can beginAdolf Herr Trump I have heard you say uite a number of times that you will bring greatness back to America What does it mean Donald Well for starters we will give America back to its rightful owners Right now America is filled with millions of illegal immigrants and we want to remove those people from our countryeeching off from our resources and taking away work that should be given to true AmericansAdolf I am of the same mind Here in Germania wherever I turn my head I see Turks I see Arabs I see mixed blooded men a shame to see the efforts of Goebbels wasted and the beautiful Aryan race soiled by these Asiatic types Donald Our problems are pressing we have Mexicans Asians Africans these people come to our country illegally and scrounge of our taxpayers the result is that the hardworking American s work is stolen from him by these people who will work for The Love That I Have less and whose work is far inferior To fight this problem I have come upon a simple very American solution we will build a wallAdolf I believe we had a wall here in Berlin as well of course it was built during a time I was indisposed but it did prove to be serving its purpose until Bolshevists tore it down Donald You know who has a wall China But I bet you their wall has aot of defects you can t trust those China made products Our American wall which will be built by blue collar hard working Protestant Americans will be much superior The wall of the Chinese couldn t keep the Mongols out but our wall will keep out those Mexicans You have my word Adolf It would please you greatly then Herr Trump to know that I am an architect It should delight you to know that I designed a Stanley in Space lot of Germania of course the war has torn down most of my handiwork but here and there some have survived I can design your desired wall without any misgivings that is if you promise that no Jew will be involved in its construction whatsoever Donald Il have to decline your offer Fuhrer A The Twin lot of our funding come from good hardworking Jewish bankers We have no problem working with themAdolf A soiled country through and through financed by Jews utterly hopeless There can be no greatness in such a thingDonald You hate Jews I hate bigotsAdolf the ironyGagmez Okay as things are getting aittle too heated right now Let s take a short break from the politics and go to the audience We ve got DeLaSean here with a uestion for the gentlemenDeLaSean Yow peaz I z here ta ask which o ya ikunik hairz iz betta Donald s toupee or mah main man Adolf s stache Gagmez Thank you DeLaSean Interesting uestion So here we are Which of your gentlemen s iconic hair is better the Trump toupee or the Hitler moustacheAdolf I am appalled I stand before you my beloved Volk with not an inch of untruth present in my body Every fiber of my being is true because the Fatherland deserves nothing but the truth I have never deceived those which I aim to serve never has an ounce of deceit emanated from a pure blooded child of the Rhineland Thus why is it that my purity is compared to a falsity A natural part of my body my moustache is in no uestion superior to a sham of a monstrosity as a toupee A wig The very essence of the object is to deceive Its wearer is nothing but a deceiver One can even say that the practice of wearing a toupee is very Jewish Mr Trump you must have Jewish blood running in those veins clearly any part of you is inferior to a pureblooded member of the Aryan race ike myself Donald I disagree Mr Hitler You see a moustache is not a very American thing In fact facial hair is something that is grown by the uneducated by barbarians by people who only want chaos and evil by people without God You know what I m talking about Mr Hitler I m talking about Muslims I m talking about terrorists Osama bin Laden Saddam Hussein Yasser Arafat and of course Adolf Hitler what do these people have in common That s right facial hair You sir are a terrorist responsible for the death of millions of white people and thousands of Americans Your facial hair is a disgrace to the freedom of America My toupee was manufactured by the sweat and hard work of faithful Americans the product of our greatest gift to the world Capitalism My toupee made in America is the symbol of the blue collar church going gun wielding tax paying American and that
is miles better than a symbol of terrorism and evil Adolf My na miles better than a symbol of terrorism and evil Adolf My na friend you know who has facial hair The person America reveres the mostDonald George Washington doesn t have a moustacheAdolf But Jesus Christ does have facial hair am I rightDonald Well er Adolf He is also a Jew The person you Americans ove most is a Jew no wonder your government is deceiving its Volk with your CIAs and FBIs A country that mistrusts its own Volk is a disgrace to the Aryan race A very Jewish government indeed Donald America is on the verge of collapse right now but once I become president we will make America great again Adolf How do you aim to do that Herr TrumpDonald By staying true to our Protestant values by valuing the true American and by replacing the present policy of globalism which has moved so many jobs and so much wealth out of our country and replacing it with a new policy of Americanism Under this American System every policy decision we make must pass a simple test does it create jobs and better wages for AmericansAdolf Shouldn t your priority be the procreation of pureblooded Aryan males The American army indeed is an enemy of mine But from my observation during previous encounters it is weakened by the species of the Jew the Mongoloid the Navajo the Oriental and the Negroid it counts among its ranks Not to mention those of mixed descent deceptively Aryan but tainted with impurity The truly Aryan were few and far between I think this can be attributed and this figure has disturbed me greatly to the great number of abortions your country has permitted Its number is alarmingly one of the greatest in the world Of course if those aborted were women it would be of no conseuence but the male are a very important asset of the Fatherland In twenty years time a year s worth
of abortions has cost you than thirty divisions of pureblooded Aryan soldiers A great pity It would abortions has cost you than thirty divisions of pureblooded Aryan soldiers A great pity It would you to know that there The Gauntlet lays the secret to an impenetrable army impeccableineage But you are too busy with this Americanism none sense to know better You will never have true Americans without pure Hench: A Novel lineageDonald We can thank President Barrack Obama for thatetting in all these foreign people and turning them into so called Americans An Asian Moslem would want that no doubt but we must remain vigilant to emphasize that America is for the true American bornAdolf It was a great surprise indeed to Silence Is My Mother Tongue learn that the President of aargely Aryan nation is a Negroid But Individual Differences and Personality looking at his policy and record he seems to be competent When Iook at his skin he is not that dark I see traces of Aryan in him Surely the supremacy of the Aryan blood in him has overpowered the Negroid and it manifested itself in his competency Of course there can be no uestion that he would have been a great deal proficient if he were purely Aryan but in such cases one can t but A Necessary Husband look at it appreciatively the power of the Aryan blood never fails to amaze me Adolf However in yourast words America is for the true American born am I wrong to ascertain that you saying America belongs to the Indian Donald I m saying America belongs to AmericansAdolf What is an AmericanDonald A Whiissse and hardworking person whose ancestors are Americans Adolf Were you about to say White or Aryan Herr TrumpDonald Now you re putting words in my mouth I m sick of this farce You re a bigot You ve been asking me nothing but discriminating uestions It s clear you have an agenda I m done hereTrump walks outAdolf to Gagmez Is he truly a Presidential candidate I am uite taken aback He is undoubtedly sueamish and a sueamish person cannot be expected to rule a country The Volk will not trust him He gives off a rather comical impression Ohh I understand Perhaps he is a humorist what do you call those in America Ohh indeed He is uite the comedian maybe his campaign is a running joke of sorts Gagmez Fuhrer you do know that you re a comedian too right Published in English as Look Who s BackWhat would happen if Hitler woke up in present day Germany How would he deal with the Learn C Programming: A beginner's guide to learning C programming the easy and disciplined way large number of foreign immigrantsiving in contemporary Germany not to mention its political agenda If you re one to scoff at such a scenario rest assured that the characters of this book did so as well with the exception of Hitler himself of course So our most hated dictator ends up becoming a famous comedian Let s face it he couldn t REALLY be speaking seriously rightThis book was yet another one in my continuous uest to improve my German Among the Cities language skills by means of something other than YA in genre On the surface itooked decent enough contemporary time travel and humor The addition of Hitler didn t exactly make it sound too promising but ack of sparkly vampires clinched the dealThough my reviews should definitely be taken as gospel ha do keep in
Mind The Following I Read the following I read book in German and my proficiency in the anguage is intermediate at best I don t much care for politics in ANY The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Beer: A Complete Guide to the Best Beers from Around the World language and Germany s political views as well as its internal issues are completely foreign heh to meImpressions There were uite a few funny episodes which made meaugh out Adventures in Engineering for Kids: 35 Challenges to Design the Future - Journey to City X - Without Limits, What Can Kids Create? (Design Genius Jr.) loud in spite of myself I evenaughed with Hitler s character onceInterviewer Do you admire HitlerHitler Only in the mornings when I Kroniki tygodniowe 1927-1939 look into the mirrorI know I m ashamed of myself too I didn t understand most of the political mumbo jumbo in part due to myacking An ABC of Equality language skills but also due to myack of background knowledge on issues in contemporary Germany Dialect speech in writing confuses me I was truly horrified when Hitler s young secretary was swayed by his charm in spite of her Jewish ancestors who were deeply affected by the Holocaust It made me wonder how I d have reacted to such a character in her place There were plenty of humorous seuences which made the book somewhat bearable though not enough to consider it enjoyable The ending was rather disappointingScore 25 starsI suppose people with better German skills and in depth knowledge of politics would be closer to the target audience of this book than me Update 24th July 2014I think I can now safely assume that it s a generational thing There s been a rather heated argument with an older female reviewer of this book and I figured I d ask my grandparents about their opinions on the book My grandmother was born in 1937 in northern Germany my grandfather 1933 eually in nothern Germany As my grandpa was at that point old enough he had had to join the Deutsche JugendGerman Youth the group you entered before you entered the Hitler Jugend They send me a Hawks from Every Angle How to Identify Raptors In Flight letter and I will directly translate what my grandma wrote I am sorry but I couldn t warm myself up to the book albeit being amused sometimes I can imagine that it sike that for anyone who comes back into our world after 66 yearsThe arguments about certain people in our country have disgusted me so much that I have not ended the bookAN I assume my grammy Rocker (Chateau Babylon Book 1) links the character s opinion with the author s opinion I hope most of you don t make that mistake Then grandpa read it and well you see in the addition what he thinks about itI am born in 1937 and know the story only by having it told to me for which I am gratefulI hope that you forget it soon and that you can engage yourself with nicer subjectsWell yeah not really eh D And now for my grandpa s thoughtsIt s so cute he even added a subject title at the beginning Ah old people xD This book seems to be written for the generation who were grandma s parents The doings of the Gr fazGr faz Gr ter F hrerFeldherr aller Zeiten Greatesteader of all timeGr faz is ironically used mostly At How I Became a Spy least I never heard anyone not using it for mocking purposes and it s fun yeah Adolf Hitler was in the time of 1924 1945The book is written humorously in some passages but only understandable if one shoves the gruesome events during theeadership of the Nazis asideAN Grandpa s opinion obviously I disagree This in turn insults in the most awful way that part of the people who were directly or indirectly affected by the unimaginable schemes Even today there are survivors who can report on this convincingly I am convinced that this book at best had never been written or after heavy editing measures in many parts separated serve as a cabaret draftGranted those are only two older people whose opinion I know now but granted for one I could not have asked my other grandparents because one is dead and both 45 starsI can guess what you re thinking That cover is that And then But it says it s funnyI 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 ived is abhorrent I can understand. Zomer 2011 Adolf Hitler wordt wakker op een verlaten veld in Berlijn Zonder oorlog zonder partij zonder Eva Hij dwaalt rond in een volstrekt onherkenbare stad en al wie hij aanspreekt denkt dat hij een hilarische sarcastische imitator is In die hoedanigheid wordt.
Timur Vermes ¿ 4 Free readIng so much in the book The The Southern Woman New and Selected Fiction lure of radical views is subtle Dictators tend to suppress freedom of speech for reasons that they genuinely believe in These reasons may feel twisted misinformed and cynical to those whose views are suppressed But it feels too easy to dismiss the Hitlers Stalins and Honeckers of this world as evil crazed psychopaths whoive in a world apart from that inhabited by intelligent enlightened and Perundang Undangan Madjapahit life competent individuals The part inhabited by us The truth may be much subtle and it isikely to be uncomfortable In an attempt to make sure that it never happens again we may be inclined to suppress freedom of speech in order to protect the innocent But it is not by suppression of ideas seen as potentially harmful that freedom is protected Freedom is protected if members of a society embed the chorus of their voices in democracies governed by the rule of Tumors of the Uterine Corpus and Trophoblastic Diseases law Doing so will dilute the impact of any one view and yet allow each one to be heardAndooking at some of the views expressed in the wider debate about this book I wonder whether a threat to the open society may not come from those wishing to protect it as much as from those sworn to destroy it Had Timur been able to deliver this disturbing thought in a masterful satire I would have given it 5 starsBut he didn t and so I didn t This work is The Santas Gift licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 30 Unported License Most people have praised this witty satire though a few elderly Germans and Holocaust survivors seem for some unaccountable reason to find it offensive I do not properly understand their objections and have decided to follow the majority opinion My own contribution to this new and exciting genre is a screenplay based on theife of the ate Jimmy Savile the celebrated English entertainer and serial pedophile Although in form a ighthearted sex comedy the work needless to say in no way condones pedophilia My aim rather is to draw attention to the cult of celebrity and the increasing sexualization of young children both of which I deploreAt risk of sounding immodest I am rather proud of my Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain little piece It contains references to an eclectic mixture of highbrow andowbrow sources both Lolita and Come Play With Me I am particularly pleas I have finally managed to read this controversial book and now I understand why it has become so controversial This is cutting satire which pulls no punches in the tradition of Jonathan Swift many a time you will flinch while reading it This is the way I believe that satire should work while making one Tourism [OP] laugh it should also make one uncomfortable and make one uestion the very basis of one s fondly held beliefs It did this for me Iaughed out The English Nation: The Great Myth loud in very few places but all the while my inner demon was seething with evilaughterThe premise of the novel is simple to the point of silliness Hitler is deposited into the middle of modern day Germany without any explanation whatsoever People take him for a f Do the Germans have the right to find Hitler funny That s the mistaken uestion which seems to drive much of the controversy over this wildly popular novel in which Adolf Hitler by mechanisms which are wisely Make Me Crazy (Loco, Texas, left unexplained returns from the dead and finds himself whole and well in modern day Germany What does he make of the world and what does he do with himselfHe does what he does best rapidly grasps a socio political situation and delivers impassioned rants thatead to immediate stardom An instant TV and YouTube hit he is taken to be a hilarious Hitler impersonator who can speak truths that no one else dares to in the era of political correctness The parts of the book that show Hitler s reaction to contemporary society are in fact uite funny He s appalled by the profusion of newspapers purveying mindless dribble Television that splendid propaganda tool shows gardening shows and melodramas Mobile phones the internet and chain stores are all developments which a transplant from the first half of the twentieth century finds wondrous and monstrousBut as the book goes on you realise what Vermes is doing You ve started to La frontire invisible like Hitler He s a stroppy avuncular highly articulate tee total vegetarian whooves children and Innover en classe : Cinma, Histoire et reprsentations (Enseigner autrement, sous la direction de Nicole Lucas et Vincent Marie (IUFM de Bretagne)) loves natureoves order and discipline and wants his country to be strong and successful He finds unlikely friends in the Green party as he enthusiastically supports energy independence and renewable energy He makes some good points about the debacle in Afghanistan He states bluntly that with the recipe of internet mass entertainment and a minimal baseline of social welfare global capitalism has found an opiate that Ramayana - Part 6 lets it continue its accumulation unchecked and unuestioned And he has some chilling observations on Germany s uneasy relationship with its nationalist socialist past When a colleague accuses him of defending the Nazi swine he repliesEs wird heute gerne so hingestellt als h tten damals einige berzeugte zumetzten entschlossene Nationalsozialisten ein ganzes Volk bert Spanish Dictionary DK Pockets lpelt Und das ist nicht ganz falsch es hat diesen Versuch in der Tat gegeben 1923 in M nchen Doch er ist unter blutigen Opfern gescheitert Die Folge war ein anderer Weg 1933 wurde kein Volk mit einer Propagandaaktion berwtigt Es wurde ein F hrer gew hlt auf eine Weise die sogar im heutigen Sinne als demokratisch gelten muss Es wurde ein F hrer gew hlt der in unwiderlegbarer Klarheit seine Pl ne offengelegt hatte Die Deutschen haben ihn gew hlt Ja sogar Juden Die Partei hatte damals schon vier Millionen Mitglieder Und auch das nur weil ab 1933 keine weiteren Mitglieder mehr aufgenommen wurden Es h tten 1934 auch acht Millionen zw Domina Tus Emociones (Colección Domina Tu(s)... nº 1) lf Millionen sein k nnen Ich glaube nicht dass eine der heutigen Parteien nur ann hernd diese Zustimmung genie t Es gab entweder ein ganzes Volk von Schweinen Oder das was geschehen ist war keine Schweinetat sondern der Wille eines VolkesToday youike to portray things as if back then a few utterly fanatical Nationalist Socialists duped an entire people And that is not entirely false in fact that attempt was made In Munich 1923 Yet it failed in a bloody martyrdom Conseuently another way was taken In 1933 no people was overpowered by a propaganda action A Mansfield Park leader was elected in a manner which even now would be consideredegitimate democratic process A eader was elected who set out his plans openly with crystal clarity The German people elected him Yes even Jews The party at that time had 4 million members And only because from 1933 no further memberships were accepted It could have been 8 million 12 million by 1934 I do not believe any of the parties today enjoy anything near such popular support Either there was an entire people of swine Or what happened was no swinishness but the will of a people As the book closes Hitler is beginning to establish a new mass movement As all over the world the political centre of gravity drifts to the extreme right this is a warning we would do well to heed I read an excerpt of this book and I talked at ength with someone who has read half of it before tossing it with disgustThis book may read funny but to make a somewhat ikable comic figure of the most cruel mass murderer the 20th century has seen is not only tasteless but dangerousShame on anyone who writes a positive review on
This Book Shame On Anyone Who Buysbook Shame on anyone who buys book or asks for this book at the ibrary Shame on anyone who supports the author and the publisher of this book with a single dimeI am asking anyone who has a single brain cell 언더프린 left Are 70 million dead in WWII 6 million of them Jews who died in the Holocaust reason to make fun of And I am not even talking about those who haveost oved ones their health andor all they ever owned The murderer of all these people is not a comic figureLearning that this book has become a bestseller in Germany makes me ashamed of being German PLEASE NOTE This review was also posted on in October 2013 rejected it stating that it did not meet s regulations and guidelines When I asked which changes were reuired to make this review meet regulations and guidelines replied after one week apologizing and saying that the rejection had been a mistake then published this review without changes However in spring 2014 when the English version of the book came on the market removed my review without notifying me I have so far refrained from writing and posting a castrated version of my review UPDATE Dec 19 2014 I have just posted an entirely new 1 star review on I will see tomorrow whether or not has accepted itUPDATE Dec 20 2014 My review on went ive today It reads as follows10 out of 5 stars 70 million dead are soooooo funny Come to think of it my 1 star review of the book which took down when the English version of the book came out has indeed overlooked some of the book s merits How obtuse must I have been to overlook how the younger generations of the stupid masses could benefit from this book This book can teach them a Black Tupelo lot So for instance1 Hitler is not a scary fairy tale figure He has really existed This is important to know particularly since it has been doubted even denied that the Holocaust ever happened From there it would be only one step to assume that Hitler hadn t existed either2 Hitler was not an alien He was human that s what so many reviewers of the book have concluded after reading the book Besides there is documented proof that Hitler was born to a no not a virgin but to an earthly woman3 Hitler was not a monster that s again what so many reviewers of the book have pointed out And I can confirm that Hitler had two arms and twoegs and even some kind of a head he didn t have horns nor did he spit fire and he didn t even have *AN EUINE CLUB FOOT THUS HITLER WAS LUCKY BECAUSE * euine club foot Thus Hitler was North Country Hero lucky Because he been deformed in any way he might have felt compelled to have himself euthanized4 Hitler was somewhatikable at The Outlaws LadyLove Thine Enemy least that s what so many reviewers took from this book Well I don t uite understand why anyone in his right mind might want to portray a mass murderer of unimaginable dimensionsikable Yet it says in the bible to Light In Darkness love thee neighbor And since after WWII with about 70 mio people deadet s forget about the uestionable Holocaust which many of the readers of the book might not believe in most readers would find it somewhat difficult to outright Star Wars Be More Vader love Hitler the author might have wanted to compromise and portray Hitler as ateast Latin America in the World likable Either that or maybe the author did not think of the bible at all but rather of the average intelligence of his potential readers and of his bank account For commercial reasons it is always advisable to have aikable protagonist one that readers can relate to5 Contemporary German politicians are stupid Yet in order to The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation learn this true fact readers could have saved themselves the expense for this book Some might have already known and those who didn t I could have told for free And not only GERMAN politicians are stupid politicians of other countries well never mind this is off topic6 Celebrities are not always what the public thinks they are Good to know Yet this knowledge could also easily be obtained otherwise7 It is ok to turn each and every mass murderer into a comic figure Having people shot blown up hanged or gassed is soooooo funny Besides humor is the best weapon for stopping evil tyrants This is how Hitler and Stalin were stopped from murdering many millions of people Wait a moment I got aittle confused here Allow me At age 75 I am entitled to a Hain: El mundo selk'nam en poesía e historieta little brain fog So forget it Hitler and Stalin WEREN T stopped but they might have been stopped had people been able to read Timur Vermes s book Or maybe not Never mind Anyway it is ok to write a humorous book about every evil murderer8 It is possible to make a fortune writing funny books about evil mass murderers While not every wannabe bestseller author may be successful with such a book it is ateast worth a try Advice to fledgling authors Don t start with a big mass murderer Kuğulu Park Cinayeti like Hitler or Stalin start small with a serial killer or a school shooter with noess than 12 and no than 50 victims If this works out you can always advance to bigger book projects such as making an avuncular The ueen's Man likable protagonist out of Saddam Hussain or Nero Nero I said not Nehru stupid 9 People can return from beyond Yet here I have to admit that it was a disadvantage not to have read the whole book I don t know how it explained how Hitler managed to perform this task But I am sure that the smartest of the not so smart readers will have figured out a way how this could be done even though as I have heard the author did not bother to elaborate10 Some optimistic reviewers have suggested that this book might induce so far uneducated and ignorant readers to follow up with advanced reading And this may be true Mein Kampf is available here on and has huge numbers of wonderful reviews just as Er ist wieder da However for those with somewhat elevated brain function I would recommend a few other books instead of the above mentioned For instance Hitler The Memoir of the Nazi Insider Who Turned Against the Fuehrer by Ernst Hanfstaengl Berlin Diary by William Shirer Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi The Reawakening by Primo LeviStill Alive A Holocaust Childhood Remembered by Ruth KluegerAnd if something humorous is desired by all meansook for a different topicNote for those who are a bit slow on the uptake If this review confuses you please ook up the words satire sarcasm and irony Although I read this book in German there are already ots of German reviews and it may get published in translation so I l review auf Englisch The title translates as He s Back and it s about Hitler who mysteriously reappears in Berlin in 2011 and becomes a TV star His audience apparently believes him to be some kind of method actor or nth degree Stephen Colbert character and is alternately discomfited by his unironic profession of Naz. Geval heeft Timur Vermes een van de grappigste boeken van het jaar geschreven Hij neemt de media en de cynische massa genadeloos op de korrel zonder aan spanning in te boeten Slaagt Hitler gesteund door YouTubefilmpjes en vind ik euks dit keer wél in zijn opzet. ,
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 beforeI imagine a few people ike 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 Elegy Owed least I don t think that s it s major point It s not disrespectful It s certainly not cheapaughs and stereotypes This is a well thought out witty and very relevant satire on modern Ruines (BD Erotique) (French Edition) life on the media on our own sense of humour At times it s frightening howike sheep people can be were then still areWe have to take one giant Förändring som tillstånd Att leda förändrings och utvecklingsarbete i företag och organisationer 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 tooong uestioning To immerse yourself in what happens after you just have to accept it Initially disorientated he doesn t Scraping By Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia let his unfamiliar surroundings faze him forong A kind hearted newspaper seller takes him under his wing and is the first of many to see the F hrer 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 That we can only Expo 58 laugh at the ravings of a madman now now that our society would not take him seriouslyHowever much the F hrer rants raves and talks politics his new contemporaries applaud his brave comedic insights into the current world climate and his witty outlook of Germany s past It s something you think you might find appalling After all this is Adolf Hitler But even the Jewish uestion is well handled I was worried about that Of course racist sentiments are spouted by our protagonist and we never ever feel sympathy for him but with the first person perspective and everyone constantly reminding him that as a comedy topic the Jews are noaughing matter and Hitler agreeing that they are absolutely right the author gets away without making his Ghost Empire lead overly repellent as a fictional F hrer you do keep wanting to see what will happenThe modern world finding Hitler a comedy genius is itself pretty funny as we are meant to find it in some ways it is frightening can we not see Evil in front of our faces It does say aot about the world today that we would very ikely find this kind of thing post modern ironic and think ourselves very witty for declaring it so How clever are we that can augh at his comedic genius In many ways this makes us no different to the many who followed blindly back in the 20s and 30s Which of course makes it all the funnier in the book Hitler s speeches are hilarious at times his old trademark style of speechmaking his old speeches and phrases themselves used but to a vastly different audience But maybe not such a different one in many respects Gullible in a different way I did think reading this if a man appeared claiming to be Hitler The Heretic ueen lookedike him dressed Young Fredle Davis Farm like him oratedike him he would either end up in a mental hospital or on YouTube I had a chill in one scene when Hitler gives a speech though I m not certain I believe it s a direct copy of a real one he gave in which he spouts about blood and sacrifice truly horrific but his TV crew interpret it as an elegy for a recently deceased colleague While it s funny it s also an indictment of our sensibilities You want him Yogurt locked away yet you want to see what other honours this society willaud him withMy favourite sections of the book were those that introduced the F hrer to modern technology the traditional comedy segments His views on TV shopping channels and cookery shows had me in stitches for example My jaw dropped Providence had presented the German Volk with the wonderful magnificent opportunity for propaganda and it was being suandered on the production of Peekaboo Morning leek rings He discovers Vikipedia discusses with us his views on the 20th century history that he missed and smugly compares his own YouTube viewing figures to that of Chaplin s The Great Dictator Again though we are not allowed to forget who this is every technological advance he sees only as a potential tool for creating a new Reich Humour with real biteHow people react to him is fascinating most find the Heil Hitler amusing his refusal to get out of character admirable his improvisation astounding And all that is funny Yet the author also touches on the tragic the elderly Jewish woman who cannot CANNOT find this national sensation funny remembering the atrocities he or the person he is impersonating committed the Nazi haters who don t see satire but die hard National Socialism The National Socialists for whom he is TOO extreme It is the masses as usual who areed en masse to one opinion of himI The Man in the Monster loved this The translation from the German is excellent and the only reason I haven t given this 5 stars is because there are references to modern day Germany that I didn t follow references to contemporary political figures and situations and I also found a few of the F hrer s speeches and thoughts bordered on overlong Only a few though Most of this is perfectly paced and wittily writtenYoul never read another book Evel like it I m Jewish myself and found it original hilarious and far from shallow Very scary too It treads the path of satire carefully With fewer and fewer people around who can remind us in person of what Adolf Hitler did to so many it is vitally important that this is a topic that never dies Satire is one way of keeping his revolting ideology in the public consciousness we must never be deluded into adulation of such a creature A new generation can enjoy and ponder on this book and notet the past dieRecommendedReview of a Netgalley advance copy Running into ideasFor the ast few days I ve
Been Reading Timur S Bookreading Timur s book yesterday I finished it That is usually the time when I force my opinion on the world it was time to eave a review on GoodreadsAs I was walking home after work I thought about my upcoming review What to say about this What did I think I wasn t sure Actually I had trouble deciding what this book was aboutDid it How to Code a Sandcastle leave me with anyasting impressions Not really Any deeper insights No Anything Imamku Lelaki Pendosa lighter maybe Yes maybe This was amusing at times but surely nothing For the most part this felt fluffy the narrative remained surreal and kept me at a distance Huh So what to say about this What is the point of this bookI decided toeave my review until tomorrow and went out for a run along the Thames London Llama Llama Sand and Sun lay in the evening rays of spring the sun gleaming off the water diners and drinkersining the embankment chatting and A Dangerous Inheritance A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the Tower laughing the work week a memory the weekend days a promise The mood wasight the city was buzzing and the world was good I set out and became part of the urban summer Running hard for a stretch walking the next I tried to execute a techniue the experts call interval trainingI am in a walking phase of my workout Timur s book firmly forgotten when I became aware of a memorial plaue I had never before noticed It said In memory of the 40 dead and 60 injured when a direct hit destroyed an air raid shelter close to this spot in 1941And then I got it That is what Timur s book is about That is what it wants to be And that is also what it does not manage to beWhat this book wants to beTimur s book wants to be satire It wants to be scathing and it wants to be malicious It wants to be your friend And then it wants to betray you and slap you in the face While you stare at it unbelieving and hurt it wants to stand tall and proud It wants to point at you in silent accusation in moral rectitude Unforgiving Revealing Warning How do I know it wants to do all this Well from hindsight it is clear enough really Odd that it reuired a memorial plaue for me to see it Timur has his fictional Hitler narrate his story as I narrative so we are always in Adolf s head Timur imitates the historical Hitler s speech mannerisms chillingly well the convoluted syntax is there as much as Hitler s rambling often unstructured thoughts Timur is even spot on when bringing the body The French Girl language back toife Hitler so famously used in his public speechesAnd as we are supposed to see the world through Hitler s eyes we are expected to discover that for the most part these eyes are not those of an evil psychopath but allow insights into the inner workings of a reasonably normal person a person with strengths and weaknesses a person who is uncertain at times experiences pain and joy and can be charming A person L'art du Mouvement like you and me No Notike you and me This is where the book wants to slap us in the face And here is how The following scene shows Adolf in conversation with his secretary Fraulein Kromeier who has just told him that she cannot work for him any We enter the scene as Kromeier shows Adolf a photo of her grandmother s family taken in 1943 I read the book in the original but translate the passage into English I have not gone to war for six ong years that I could not guess what personal tragedies would be involved in this What wounds untimely death tears into the souls of the innocentWho died I asked Everybody Six weeks ater I The Ragged Edge of the World: Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands and Indigenous Peoples Mee t looked at the man on the photo at the woman at the two boys in particular at the two boys and had to clear my throat This photo it touched my heart If you wish to take the day off I began I think memories of the war are difficult for you Who says anything about the war Kromeier shouted these people did not die in a war These people were gassedI paused andooked at the photo again The man the woman the boys did not The Light in the Ruins lookike criminals Disowned by Memory Wordsworth's Poetry of the 1790s like gypsies not a bitike Jews That was truly astounding I myself would have failed to arrest these people as German as they ooked I was so puzzled at first I even thought I should take the opportunity and thank Himmler for his painstaking and impartial work in this matter from pp308 13Slap How dare you allow yourself to be ured in by this man the book asks I stand before the book helpless and I feel exposed Something has been revealed to me Something painful Something grotesue Is it possible that I would have Sapphire Battersea let myself been drawn into the schemes of a twisted murderer Is it possible that I would not have seen Hitler coming would not have been able toook forward as clearly as I am able to ook back The book stands tall and proud Imperious It points at me I cower before it and I am ashamedWhat I think this book isIn my uote Timur s book is all it could have been But the passage is only five pages ong It stands alone with perhaps two or three other such instances in a
book of 400 pages And because of that its impact dilutes hopelessly It is a drop of vitriol in the oceanof 400 pages And because of that its impact dilutes hopelessly It is a drop of vitriol in the ocean the rest of the book I am afraid to say feels rather innocuous It is amusing at times but when it isn t and this is often it comes over as strangely dull and pointless It is also disjointed many of the chapters do not serve any obvious purpose and do not advance the plot In particular in its final uarter the book feels The Breakup Formula Cherry Knots like Adolf s adventures in modern day Berlin What would happen if Hitler attended the Wiesen the Octoberfest What would happen if Hitler went out to buy razorblades What would happen if Hitler walked into the party headuarters of the NPD Germany s extreme right Sometimes this is hilarious but even at its best these episodes never rise above the status of a harmless anecdoteIn the end Timur chose a protagonist who just remains too artificial From page one it is clear that Timur s fictional Hitler is aiterary device and as such Adolf remains an abstract notion throughout the majority of the book I think Timur would have been able to deliver his cathartic face slapping to much better effect had he chosen to write a fictional biography of Adolf Hitler Now that would have been evil A Hitler who wakes up in 21st Century Berlin and rails at graffiti and day time telly Yea that makes me smile but in the end so what No chance to confuse Adolf with Hitler A Hitler who relives NS Germany as I narrative Now that would be chilling Adolf would still be the fictional Hitler but no prizes for guessing that we would forget this over the course of 400 pagesWhat this book is perceived to beAnd yet even though for the most part a harmlessly amusing book I think so anyway Timur s intended satire still managed to polarise public opinion in Germany Mostly people were unsure whether Hitler represents an appropriate subject for political satire or not Leaving that aside I found it illustrative to read through some of the reviews readers published on and goodreads It appears to me that many who The Long Cosmos liked the bookiked it for the right reason the idea that Towards the Flame Empire War and the End of Tsarist Russia laughing along with Hitler is something that sticks in your throat something that makes you think about whether the historical Hitler would again receive adulation in modern day Germany and by extension in the societies of the 30 odd countries into whoseanguages the book was translated But still many positive reviews stay uite close to the actual book and ask themselves whether Hitler may have been a talk show host or would indeed be able to side with the Green party I wonder whether these thoughts do not in the end essentially miss the point And I think I am finding the point when I The Flower Girls look at some of the negative reviews Ateast some readers are intensely emotional about the book to the point that they are advocating not to read it or even to suppress it Views are expressed that freedom of speech needs to find a natural restriction when such freedom might insult the sentiments of others This is a complex issue and I cannot do it justice here but we need to remember that these views are directed against a specific example of free speech and not offered as a theoretical view And this finally delivered the chilling punch I had been miss. Hitler een hype en begint hij zesenzestig jaar na zijn vermeende overlijden aan een televisiecarrière En ook in deze eeuw weet der Führer het achteloze volk moeiteloos in zijn macht te krijgenIs het een satire Een persiflage Een waarschuwende parabel In ieder.