“700 years after Hitler personally won the war, one man discovers the truth about his god.”
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I’ve been hearing about this novel for years, first published in 1937 it’s a dystopian tale that wonders what life would have been like had Hitler won the war. It was one of the earliest books of the Left Book Club in the UK, a group that would become the roots for the UK Labour Party. The novel went out of print for a while and was republished in the mid-80s and as a big fan of dystopia, I felt that I should add this to my read books.
It’s said to be a pre-cursor for 1984, but if you start it expecting an early Orwell novel then you may be left disappointed. The author himself had ties to the book club and it’s possible this is a book he may have read though, and it’s certainly bleak enough to be one of his works.