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42: Er ist wieder da, by Timur Vermes (English title Look Who's Back)

I don't know whether you've heard of this one, it caused quite a bit of interest in Germany when it came out about two years ago. The premise is that Adolf Hitler, who's the narrator, instead of being dead, suddenly wakes up in Berlin in 2013 believing it's still 1945 and he's just had a really long nap. And then he starts having a career on German TV. It's definitely satire, and it's very good - hauntingly so. Part of it actually is a satire on satire. Okay, some passages dragged a little, but the rest was very uncomfortable. In a good way. The author has nazi-speak down pat and it's creepy. I'm not sure how good any English translations are.

43: Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett

I'm still waiting for Reaper Man but in the meantime, I really enjoyed this one.

44: Night Watch, by Terry Pratchett

Decided to re-read one of my favourites (because time travel) while waiting for Reaper Man. Still like it a lot. I'm just wondering though, did Carcer ever turn up in any of the other novels of the City Watch? Am I supposed to know him and have forgotten him?
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