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However, his characters are uncompelling, the dialogue is poorly written and Turtledove exhibits a shocking laziness when it comes to names- he names one Nazi potentate "Kurt Haldweim" (I don't know if he thought this was clever, but he should have either have come out and said that the Fuhrer was former UN Sec-Gen, Austrian president and Nazi war criminal [in our timeline] Kurt Waldheim, or picked a totally different name. Ditto goes for his character "Globocnik", whose name is stolen from the infamous Odilo Globocnik without explanation of the relationship between them.
The book slows down to a crawl towards the middle and then rushes to an excellent conclusion that leaves room for a sequel. I would definitely recommend this book for the plot and its clever allusion to recent events in our timeline, but if you're looking for character development, interpersonal relationships and communication, better look elsewhere.
It's 2009. The last of the WWII generation to become Fuhrer, Austrian-born Kurt Haldweim (guess who that is) has died, and a new, reform-minded Fuhrer has taken control. The six Jews who are the point of view characters in this stand-alone novel look on with hope which has been extinguished almost as thoroughly as their co-religionists as they look towards a new day when they might, just might, be able to live open lives. In the meantime, they must continue to face, and seemingly agree with, the unending anti-Jewish propaganda which lives on even though (as most Germans think) the Jews do not.
An interesting novel. Unfortunately, Turtledove quickly finds himself trapped behind the fact that characters in such a situation do NOT want exciting things happening to them, but to live quiet lives, and therefore the first two-thirds of the book are very slow-moving. Perhaps the worst moments are the repeated bridge games (a hommage to Heinlein's "Farnham's Freehold"?) which go on for pages and pages, during which nothing much happens, and which are completely lost on the reader if you don't know much about bridge. Much of the rest is very reminiscent of certain events in Russia in recent years, together with a Yeltsin-like character.
Turtledove never ceases to amuse with interesting parallels from our own reality (a play is mentioned like "The Producers" but focusing on Churchill and Stalin, the Czech delegation at one point is led by "a playwright" (Havel), and, of course, the Haldweim-Waldheim parallel).
In case you're interested, the title is taken from Psalm 23.
But ultimately, Turtledove is too much trapped by his own conception to make much of this alternate history.
Recommended to those who have already read Turtledove. If you are new to alternate history, go read Turtledove's "The Guns of the South." It's much, much better.
As such, I don't know a more relevant story for our time. A book worth buying, reading, re-reading and reading to your children.
The problem is that the first 4/5 of the novel is highly repetitive and unimaginative. I was intrigued by the premise and all the possibilities it might offer, but the author focuses on a minute idea and pounds the reader over the head with the same themes so that it ultimately feels as if he never explores the real meat of the idea. At times, you literally feel as if you're reading the same scenes you had 50 pages before.
Even when things get moving near the end, our characters are mere passive observers who fail to take an active role in the action with one exception. However, this moment is glossed over so quickly, that it might as well never have happened.
If you don't mind passive characters, predictable plot points, deus ex machina, and bridge, this novel may hold your interest for the duration. If not, you could probably skip it.