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Adolf Hitler Based Novel Titled Er Ist Wieder Da Became Germany’s Bestseller

New novel about Hitler, called Er Ist Wieder Da (He’s Back) authored by Timur Vermes became the Germany’s bestseller, replacing Winter Of The World.

Jan 15, 2013 12:49 IST
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New novel about Adolf Hitler, called Er Ist Wieder Da (He’s Back) authored by Timur Vermes became the bestseller in Germany, replacing Winter Of The World by Ken Follet. Er Ist Wieder Da is the novel that makes use of the proactive approach with a tinge of comedy and satire. The book was released in September 2012.

The book has a different plot in which Hitler, instead of dying by the end of Second World War, goes to sleep in 1945 and wakes up in modern Berlin in 2011. The novel with a different approach climbed up to the Germany’s bestseller list with over 250000 copies sold. 75000 audio books have also been sold.

The German press plans to publish the book in English as well. There have been mix reviews about the book, where some literary critics applauded the book, while some called it a marketing machine in the name of Hitler to earn money.

About the author

Timur Vermes who authored the book is a former journalist. He described his book as something that makes use of the comic theme to put forward the authenticity of Hitler.

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