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Not just another 'what if' story,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Making History (Taschenbuch)
What a book. All the usual Oscar Wilde flippancy, Evelyn Waugh waspishness and P.G. Wodehouse absurdity, cleverly guided by the pen of one of the world's sharpest wits plus, in this case, maybe just a touch of H.G. Wells thrown in for good measure.
The nub of the plot is that two Cambridge academics decide to reverse history and have Hitler 'unborn'. Simple enough, really! Unfortunately, of course, they don't foresee that the void left by a non-Hitler would have to be filled. Nature abhorrs a vacuum. Someone HAD to rise to power, in this case someone even worse - the timing and the circumstances in Europe pretty well guaranteed it.
History is changed, but the world doesn't turn out how they intended. Michael struggles in this new, disturbing world to find the physicist and to right the wrong, and along the way he finds love with another man. But will this love survive when they try to set the world right?
Sometimes fun, always intelligent, this novel can be called a sci-fi comedy, or just a highly imaginative book. It is rare to find a read that is this lighthearted and fun, yet profound enough to bring me to tears. Which is better, pain or oblivion? This book is clever on so many levels. But I still can't help but wonder what the world would have been like if Queen Victoria, rather than Hitler, was the one erased from our History.