Fatherland by Robert Harris

Set in an alternate history where Nazi Germany won World War II, the novel follows a German detective who uncovers a vast conspiracy while investigating a murder. As he delves deeper into the case, he realizes that the government is hiding a monumental secret that could shake the very foundations of the Reich. His pursuit of the truth leads him into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the state's oppressive security forces, challenging his loyalty to the regime and forcing him to confront the moral complexities of a world dominated by fascism.

The 1803rd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 303

Since this book was first published in 1992, there is a penalty of 28.8%. The age adjusted score is 215.74.

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