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Making History

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Now, Fry tosses that humor with maturity and ambition, in turn crafting a novel that makes you think while laughing and laugh while thinking. But Michael's bad day turns into an interesting year (or 50 years) when he befriends Leo Zuckermann, a somber physicist.

He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as General Melchett in Blackadder. The book switches between chapters focusing on the "present", 1994 with struggling Michael and his life, and the past where we get to know Adolf Hitlers mother, her abuse by Alois and so on. Its plot involves the creation of an alternative historical timeline in which Adolf Hitler never existed. What is more, Fry did this rather well and without resorting to a lot of stereotyping or using cliches.Well done to all, including the Director, who's interpretation of the script was conveyed with aplomb.

This book is about Michael Young, a PhD candidate in the field of history, and Leo Zuckermann, a professor.And so of course, as a child does, I imagined Hitler himself was personally responsible; I pictured that man with a moustache, whose image I knew, with a dripping knife in his hand, stabbing at my family. In one scene, Hitler tricks Gloder into a foolhardy heroic act and getting himself killed; but in the changed history, where Hitler was never born, it is Gloder who tricks another soldier into this act, and gets decorated for recovering his body. However, it may seem here that the story is just a necessary background against which Fry's impress many of its thoughts (academia's live and fauna, “Scientific” vs. The imagination is helped along at times by the clever use of almost a screenplay type script, very cleverly used to aid communication between author's minds and the readers. With Michael and Steve's help, they plan to send a dead rat to poison the well so that it will be pumped clean of the sterilising water.

This makes as much sense as the old films where Germans (or other nationalities) spoke to each other in English with heavy accents so that we would know they were really speaking in German or French or whatever. In Making History, an ambitious History PHD student at Cambridge, along with a physicist, try to do exactly that. In my mind, his knowledge of the German experience between the wars more than made up for the inherent flaws in time travel logic. and towards the end became rather sophomoric, as did Fry's completely unnecessary descent into an alternative love story way out of character for our young hero, even understanding that he too changed when the world changed.And the conclusion that Fry comes to is certainly thought provoking – I’ve been thinking a lot about the book since I put it down.

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