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    Lavie Tidhar(Author)

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Deep in the heart of history's most infamous concentration camp, a man lies dreaming. His name is Shomer, and before the war he was a pulp fiction author. Now, to escape the brutal reality of life in Auschwitz, Shomer spends his nights imagining another world - a world where a disgraced former dictator now known only as Wolf ekes out a miserable existence as a low-rent PI in London's grimiest streets.

An extraordinary story of revenge and redemption, A Man Lies Dreaming is the unforgettable testament to the power of imagination.

An emerging master." (Locus)Young, ambitious, skilled and original. (Christopher Priest, author of The Prestige.)He is a political writer, an iconoclast and sometimes a provocateur ... Osama is a remarkable and ambitious work. (China Mieville on Osama.)

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Book details

  • PDF | 288 pages
  • Lavie Tidhar(Author)
  • Hodder & Stoughton (23 Oct. 2014)
  • English
  • 8
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

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  • By Wembley on 1 April 2017

    It's a brilliant idea - parallel- universe Hitler as gumshoe, being tortured by a Jewish pulp writer - but completely wasted. a better plot and a bit less aren't-I-clever historical injokes, it could have been a contender

  • By Alisha Bookseller on 15 March 2015

    The main narrative of the book is with Wolf in the alternate 1930's London, and it's incredibly chilling and disturbing, with the rise of British Fascists. We still see little glimpses of the camp and Shomer, and it's intertwined fantastically with the main narrative. The book is incredibly well written and has a dark atmosphere that oozes off the page. There's plenty of pulp tropes thrown in. Not to mention the creepy bits with the killer, waaay creepy, who reminded me a bit of Jack the Ripper, but that's probably because of the victims the killer chose.I enjoyed the book, I could have done without that much knowledge of Hitler's hanky panky but still, it's a very interesting read. It's a book that's going to make you think and you'll still be thinking about it a few weeks from now.I thought the author's note was a nice addition as well, letting us know what's true in both narratives, and adding more insight in to the story and the times and so on. I'm a sucker for history knowledge to be honest, and I'm always fascinated when reading author's notes and discovering what's actually true and what isn't, I always end up learning something.This book is a chilling and dark book, graphic and violent with a realistic take on history. Normally my reviews are longer than this, but I really can't think of anything else to say, the book doesn't flinch from the darker parts of this particular historical event, and it's, like I said, fantastically written. I honestly cannot think what else to say about the book, other than give it a try!

  • By Kay Smillie on 3 April 2017

    My second experience with Lavie Tidhar and another story within a story where an Auschwitz resident who used to be a writer of pulp novels escapes from his reality in an imaginary world where the Wolf lives and works in London as a low rent detective. This alternative world has Germany as a communist country where the Nazis were ousted in the early 30s. Britain is going right wing where immigrants are the main source of anger. The question is which is reality and which is imagined. Either way, racism, bigotry and ignorance is rife. Sounds familiar, eh?Ray Smillie

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