Fatherland 20th Anniversary Edition Author:Robert Harris Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. — As March discovers the identity of the body... more », he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with an American journalist, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth -- a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.
Nan N. (Indynan) reviewed Fatherland: 20th Anniversary Edition on
Helpful Score: 4
What would things be like if Hitler had won WWII? It's 1964 and the President is Kennedy ... not JFK but his father, Joe!! An interesting turn of events ... what if Hitler had won?? Couldn't put the book down.
Absorbing, chilling alternative history... What would life be like had Nazi Germany won World War II? Robert Harris explores this question in this wonderful combination of alternative history and murder mystery, as a police officer in 1964 Berlin dominated by an aging Hitler pieces together clues linking the recent murder of one man with a terrible wartime secret - one involving the deaths of millions...
I'm not really sure of the point of the 20th anniversary edition. I think there's enough other copies out there, and although it may have been groundbreaking in its concept 20 years ago, it's really just a detective story with a thin veneer of alternate history on top, and not very edifying history at that.