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I am aware that my extreme aversion to this literary device is subjective – probably connected to the fact that books are my first and major love, while films are okay, I suppose…. Fry makes a serious point here, in that often the vilification of Hitler seems to eclipse the more important underlying issues. And the conclusion that Fry comes to is certainly thought provoking – I’ve been thinking a lot about the book since I put it down. What is more, Fry did this rather well and without resorting to a lot of stereotyping or using cliches. When reality adjusts to Hitler’s absence, Michael finds himself not in Cambridge but Princeton, where he is supposed have an American accent.

I liked how Michael and Steve's relationship evolved, although I'd have liked to see a bit more of it. Narrated by two of the finest voices possible, the author himself and the unmistakable rich tones of Richard E Grant. This isn't the first time I have heard about Stephen Fry, but I was always reluctant to try his books. But tinkering with timelines is more dangerous than they can imagine, and nothing – past, present or future – will ever be the same again.Granted, it drew a nice parallel, but those bits were so dry and boring compared to Young's POV, and that was a bit disappointing. He gives up his career in academia, figuring he can at least make some money "writing" the songs that he remembers from the previous reality. But Michael's bad day turns into an interesting year (or 50 years) when he befriends Leo Zuckermann, a somber physicist. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file.

The action immediately speeded up as I witnessed a major emotional confrontation spool through in this script mode – feeling completely unconnected to the characters. Our world – or a world with an entrenched Nazi dictatorship in Europe and a racist and homophobic America, but no gas chambers and ovens, six million Jews able to live out their life, even if under Nazi rule? In this alternative timeline, the Nazis won a mandate in the Reichstag in 1932 and built up an electronics industry of their own. With Michael and Steve's help, they plan to send a dead rat to poison the well so that it will be pumped clean of the sterilising water. In fact, Michael and Zuckerman have replaced Hitler with a Nazi leader who was even more charming, patient, and effective, and as committed to the Final Solution as Hitler had been.

Barely two stars, one being for the alternate outcome for Europe that Fry imagined and described well and succinctly. It really looked as if we were moving towards the millennium in a period of peace and prosperity, with huge, benevolent technological advances that seemed to have no downsides. In a rather circular, roundabout way, Fry makes the point that cultural conditions result in so many things that the removal of one person won't necessarily mitigate the development of some particular outcome.

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