World War II is in full swing, the Nazis are searching for a leg up on The Allies so to speak, and are on the cusp of tapping into their new secret weapon: The Übermensch.
England, desperate to learn all they can about this incredible rising threat, employ an unlikely set of people to ferret out the Nazi secrets.
Why is this on our bookshelf?
As another alternate history/speculative fiction drawing inspiration from very well known facts and historical figures, this book earns a spot on our shelf.
Additionally, Justin Richards catalog of work includes a host of Doctor Who novels. The man knows his sci-fi!
Rating (4 stars)
The Suicide Exhibition is a solid story with the potential to be a great series if it keeps up the current pace and intensity. The plot is bendy enough to make you think, but straightforward enough that you don’t feel lost at all.
The inclusion of real people (Aleister Crowley, Himmler, Goebbels….) gives the book that touch of authenticity. It was a bit slow in some very small spots, but when it picked up, it really moved.
Read this book:
If you’re a WWII buff looking for a different take on the Nazi threat, and how the war might have gone had such a race existed.
Don't Read this book:
If you feel that speculative fiction is over done. There are a number of “What if Hitler did this? What if Hitler won?” type books out there…. if you don’t enjoy them, skip this book.
Once you're done, do this:
Do a bit of looking into the insane stuff the Nazis were up to during the war. Elements of the book aren’t too far fetched, which is terrifying.