Laurent Binet

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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

For more unique takes on WWII, try these…

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut for another classic satirical exploration of the madness of war.

The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman for a madcap globetrotting WWII adventure that was long listed for the Man Booker Prize.

HHhH by Laurent Binet for a fictional retelling of the assassination of high ranking Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich, an architect of the Holocaust.

Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes for a novel that has Hitler waking up alive in 2011, and gaining a cult following as a Hitler-impersonator.

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

For more stories about lives touched by war, try these…

HHhH by Laurent Binet for a prize-winning mixture of novel and history about the assassination of a Nazi leader

The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht for a war-torn land with a touch of myth and magical realism

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak for a story about people connecting

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer for a story of war told with dark humour

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