Monday, October 9, 2017

My Struggle, by Lavie Tidhar

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(Alternate History) Adolph Hitler, a failing private investigator in London, tries to locate a relic alleged to be the spear that pierced the side of Christ. (7,786 words; Time: 25m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"My Struggle," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 101, published on .

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Pro: The story has all the flavor of a noir detective story but with Hitler as detective.

Con: There’s no good resolution, and Hitler makes a poor protagonist because he doesn’t really uncover anything.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. It makes sense that Hitler is a pitiful protagonist since the story is being dreamed up as a sort of revenge fantasy by the man in the ghetto.

    I see this is a prequel to Tidhar's A Man Lies Dreaming novel.