He’s returned

Er ist wieder da, Timur Vermes

I just finished reading Er ist wieder da (English: He’s returned, Spanish: Ha vuelto) by Timur Vermes. It follows Adolf Hitler, who awakes in a back alley of Berlin in 2011, with no memory of his death or the intervening years. I liked the premise and although the book never really grabbed me, there were some great comedy moments.

It was recommended to me by one of the guys in the department I visited in Paderborn last year. The cover is a fantastic piece of graphic design.

Although it’s a German book, I read it in Spanish, my German isn’t that good. The English translation comes out later this year with the title Look who’s back.

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2 Responses to He’s returned

  1. mike pritchard on January 12, 2014 20:15

    I would like to know the name of the designer of this book cover. I have spent two hours reading (everywhere) that the design is brilliant (and it is), but no one gives the name of the designer. Do you know?

    • hds on January 12, 2014 20:50

      On the inside cover the design is credited to Johannes Wiebel of punchdesign, München.

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