And it was this one:
I have to hold my hands up and confess that until I noticed his books in Fopp (where I bought this), I hadn’t really heard of Ira Levin. That now seems inexplicable given the strength of his bibliography, but having read The Boys From Brazil and enjoyed it immensely, I’ll be rectifying this very soon.
The Boys From Brazil tells a nightmarish story of a Nazi doctor trying to bring about a second coming of Hitler, a Fourth Reich to complete his twisted dreams, and it’s a gripping and inventive tale, set in South America, the United States and Europe, and is often horrifying in its detail.
It’s a book that I enjoyed very much, and such is the quality of the writing that you can almost imagine that it is something that could really happen if the wrong people had the knowledge and access to resources that would allow them to try and replicate it. It certainly makes me want to explore Levin’s work further, and I have no doubt that I’ll enjoy it when I do.
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