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Old 8th November 2014, 10:17 PM   #1
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Swastika Night

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika_Night

Anyone read this book? I read Fatherland years ago and this one sounds like it would be good also.

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Old 9th November 2014, 01:01 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Ranb View Post
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika_Night

Anyone read this book? I read Fatherland years ago and this one sounds like it would be good also.

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A lot of the dystopian stuff from that era can be pretty lifeless. Getting really bogged down in a talkfest of political philosophy. Amazon want $10.00 for it - The fact it is a forgotten novel might suggest if $10.00 is a fair price or not
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Old 9th November 2014, 01:36 AM   #3
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A lot of the dystopian stuff from that era can be pretty lifeless. Getting really bogged down in a talkfest of political philosophy. Amazon want $10.00 for it - The fact it is a forgotten novel might suggest if $10.00 is a fair price or not
Have you read it? If not, these remarks may or may not be justified. For one thing, in the years after 1937 book buyers might have been rather wary of entering a book shop and asking, "By any chance do you have a copy of a book I'm looking for? It's called Swastika Night." Of course it may be tosh, but I'd like to hear from someone who's read it.
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Old 9th November 2014, 03:39 AM   #4
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Read it, but can't remember much other than the Nazis had made a world where people all had knightly ranks and women were pretty much possessions.
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Originally Posted by Ranb View Post
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika_Night

Anyone read this book? I read Fatherland years ago and this one sounds like it would be good also.

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It's pretty good, surprisingly so for a book published before WW2 started and better than any of the other Fascist dystopias of the period that I've read.
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Fatherland was very good.
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Old 9th November 2014, 09:22 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Craig B View Post
Have you read it? If not, these remarks may or may not be justified. For one thing, in the years after 1937 book buyers might have been rather wary of entering a book shop and asking, "By any chance do you have a copy of a book I'm looking for? It's called Swastika Night." Of course it may be tosh, but I'd like to hear from someone who's read it.
And please I was not offering a definitive response about the book. Just warning the style might not be to modern tastes. I consider myself a bit of a student of science fiction from the era and I have not even heard this book referenced in any context
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