THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL by Ira Levin (hier online bestellen)
The year is 1974.
The Boys from Brazil tells the fictional tale of ex-Nazi Dr Joseph Mengele's plan to produce ninety-four
clones or replicas of Adolf Hitler. Having enhanced his techniques by experimenting on twins in the
Auschwitz concentration camp, Mengele sends out young baby boys to be adopted around the world. The boys are
in fact genetic clones of the dead Nazi leader. Mengele carefully selects the parents in an attempt to reproduce
the family background and upbringing of the original Adolf Hitler. But Hitler's father had died when he was thirteen
years old, and Mengele needs to organize a team of former Nazis to kill the adoptive fathers. A young
American overhears Mengele making these arrangements and reports this information to the famous Nazi hunter,
Jacov Liebermann. After an exciting series of adventures, Liebermann eventually comes face to face with his
archenemy, Mengele, at a remote farmhouse in America.
First published in 1976 and made into a film in 1978, The Boys from Brazil was the first successful book to
explore the possible consequences of cloning and the re-emergence of Nazi ideas.
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About the author:
Born in New York City on 27th August 1929, Ira Levin is one of America's most successful living authors. In 1997,
he was honoured with the 'Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement' by the American Horror Writers'
Levin's first novel was A Kiss Before Dying, published in 1953. The novel was an immediate success and won the
Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Award. In 1967 Levin published his bestselling and most influential
work, Rosemary's Baby. The novel sold more than five million copies and was the basis for a critically-acclaimed
film by Roman Polanski, starring Mia Farrow. The theme of supernatural forces invading everyday life was taken up
by many writers and film-makers in the following decade, most notably in films such as The Omen and The
Exorcist. Apart from The Boys from Brazil, Levin's stage play Deathtrap (1978) and his novels The Stepford Wives
(1972) and Sliver (1991) have also been made into successful films.
THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL by Ira Levin
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