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Look Who's Back


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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 is his first novel.

Jamie Bulloch's translations include Ruth Maier's Diary, Portrait of a Mother as a Young Women by F. C. Delius, and novels by Paulus Hochgatterer and Daniel Glattauer.


Be warned. This book is funny. Very funny -- Rebecca K 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 *
Peculiar, provocative and very funny . . . It makes you laugh and forces you to think -- Darragh McManus * Irish Independent *
Wonderfully inventive, very funny and superbly written * We Love This Book *
The Hitler of Look Who's Back has aged not a whit: his fascist views are intact, and he is as foul-tempered and misanthropic as ever -- Christopher Goodwin * Sunday Times *
There's no question that the novel has hit upon the key paradox of our modern obsession with Hitler -- Philip Olterman * Observer *
The jokes are very funny . . . rollicking, enjoyable -- Sam Leith * Financial Times *
A satire on the cult of personality . . . nicely played * Monocle *
This uproariously funny satire will have you in stitches * Shortlist *
'An uproarious, disturbing book that will resonate long after you turn the final page' Caroline Jowett, Daily Express. * Daily Express *
'Be warned. This book is funny. Very funny' Rebecca Morrison, Independent. * Rebecca Morrison, Independent *
'Both funny and frightening, this is a subtle, historical study of the commanding nature of the fanatical demagogue, as well as a savage critique of contemporary western culture. It is a powerful and important book' Sue Gaisford, Independent. * Independent *

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