First-time author Ned Beauman really lays it out there in the first chapter of this extraordinary novel, which begins with an imaginary surprise birthday party thrown by Hitler for Joseph Goebbels in 1940. It is an exhilarating, outrageous opening to a book that will in fact take a quite different course. But it is important as a way of establishing the moral parameters (and this IS a moral book) and freeing up an imaginative space in which Beauman can explore some ideas that are normally unapproachable.
September 13, 2011
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Tags: 1930s, Bloomsbury, Eugenics, Fascism, Real People Fiction, Time Period Fiction, WWII В· Posted in: Debut Novel, Facing History, Humorous, Satire, United Kingdom