*bursts through door*
It’s been a month, no? Two? What year is it, anyway?
I’ve spent the last three-ish months reading, baking, sleeping and generally being a useless element of society. It was fun.
The Goodreads summary:
“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, 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.
Read that. Read that again. And again. Take your time. I’ll wait.
I love that there isn’t much exposition. The story doesn’t delve into the nitty-gritty of how this alternative future came about and doesn’t do too much with the fictional future (history? I don’t even know). It would have gotten really boring really fast. It didn’t though, so that was great.
And while it was still fictional and all, a lot of the stuff was real. The police are unhappy with young’uns liking a British band from Liverpool. Lots of the characters actually existed and everything. I can’t actually think of anything else; I read it two months ago, but there was lots of stuff like that.
The characters are awesome too. The story is awesome.