Saturday, 15 March 2014

Bestseller prompts Germans to ask, is it ok to laugh about Hitler?

So this was the original title of my review of Timur Vermes' book, Look Who's Back, for the Daily Telegraph. Admittedly, it's not particularly zippy. They changed it to "How Germans have fallen back in love with Hitler", which made me spit out my coffee when I saw it. Maybe it's the Reuters background, but I generally prefer neutral headlines to wildly provocative (and kind of misleading) ones. Then again, "neutral" doesn't get you a lot of clicks.

If the headline offends you, please try to ignore it and just read the piece:

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