The Ultimate Solution by Eric Norden – Dystopian Books Review

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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Alternate History Novel The Ultimate Solution

The Ultimate Solution published in 1973 present an alternate historical novel written by Eric Norden, who is a journalist and a former Playboy interviewer. This science-fiction book describes the narrative as a police procedure.

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Author: Eric Norden

Genre: Science Fiction, Alternate History

Pages: 142

Good reads:  4.20 of 5

My Ratings: 8.1 of 10

Published: 1973

Publisher: Warner Paperback Library

Language: English

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Review and Summary of Alternate History Novel The Ultimate Solution

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The story starts with a protagonist who is a New York policeman and being charged after they noticed him associating with a Jew. According to the book, the Jews became eradicated decades ago. The society in which the protagonist lives consist of two components referred to as the Blacks and Slavs and raised at laboratories or farms. They cut the children’s cords and change their legal status from slaves to domestic animals just after birth. Children also become exposed to animal killing or torture shows. Even the police carry mobile torture kits for immediate interrogations. The policemen carry the power of extrajudicial execution and sell the body parts of murdered individuals at the souvenir shops.

The book revolves around the Germans who plan to change the racial classification of Italians, and they desperately want to rescue themselves by sacrificing the Ayrabs to Nazis. Former extermination camps are open for the public and they glorify the murderers. The Jews from New York and the East Coast perished in Croton-on-Hudson. The entrance of the town claims that it is the home to the final solution, where four million enemies perished.

The protagonist for the story commences to investigate and discovers some hidden heroic people. The protagonist decides to kill himself after they caught him associating of these people. This is to prevent him from experiencing torture.

Final Say on Alternate History Novel The Ultimate Solution

The author successfully described the details of the storyline and the associated events. The novel sometimes seemed harsh, but because of the quality, I rate the book 8.1 out of 10. Would I re-read this novel? No. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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