Julius by Brian Allen Levine
In 1938, English actor Abe Goldstein is offered the chance to star in a movie in Germany. There are just two problems, and only one of them's his name…
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Julius based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
An interesting historical fiction that could be fact. An English actor down on his luck takes a movie role in Germany of all places. Not such a bad idea perhaps, but the year is 1939 and Hitler's about to invade Poland and set off WW2. Add in the fact that the English actor's Jewish - but doesn't look it - and the chain of events that follows is spellbinding. The fact that we end up in Hollywood in the 1960s with a few surprises along the way and a clever ending makes for a nice story.
I was really surprised by this book: it has real pace, wit and a succession of intriguing plot twists. It's about an English actor who makes the horrible mistake of taking a movie role in Germany just before WW2. He falls in love but both he and his fiancee have a huge problem and it's not just the war that has them all steamed up. I love the pace of it! It never bores you, which is a difficult thing for a near 300 page book to achieve. Putting together pre-war London, Hitler's Germany and Hollywood in the '60s was a good idea and Levine handles it well in a style that's very very readable.