The Atlantropa Articles: A Novel
#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Dystopian Alternate History: An ambitious feat of engineering and a continent in crisis
For fans of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle and Stephen King’s 11/22/63, comes an epic saga by YouTuber Cody Franklin (Alternate History Hub), with contributions from YouTuber Joseph Pisenti (Real Life Lore).
In an alternate timeline, World Wa...more
The book of course features themes of Fascism, war, genocide, exploration, dis…moreI read it at 14, and... uhhhh.. let´s just say it depends on the 14 y/o.
The book of course features themes of Fascism, war, genocide, exploration, discovery, racism, sexism, etc... The opening kinda set´s the stage for how gritty the book is, and it really delves into reminding you of the evils of the Nazis, while also taking an approach of evolving the ideology so it doesn´t feel like a copy paste of 1930s-40s nazism. The protagonist, while having some redeeming qualities is purposefully despicable in many ways (partially due to the whole devout nazi thing), however he does have a character arc that sets up his realization of the lies and deceit his leaders have fed him for a 2nd book (I won´t spoil too much more). It´s a cautionary tale in the same vain as 1984 on how totalitarianism and censorship can shape history to manipulate it. While also mixing in the exploration and discovery of the disney movie Treasure Planet (albeit in a more twisted way). So yeah, if he can handle that kinda stuff, sure! It´s a great book and i highly recommend it!(less)
I got a little bit of an Iron Dream vibe from this, partially because it breifly explores the idea that Europe is united under a fairly idealized nazi state. I would have to say, however, this is a book that draws heavily from history: Atlantropa being the proposed project by German Architect Herman Sörgel in the 1920s to literally build a massive hydroelectric dam across the Strait of Gibraltar with the hopes it would p ...more
From the very start of the book I had a feeling this wasn't going to be a good ride. This is disappointing since I had pre-ordered the book after seeing the announcement on Cody's youtube channel. The first chapter was a slog of dully written and gratuitous violence. It was further accented by a boorish usage o ...more
Love the idea of a book about the Atlantropa project, intrigued by the alternate history aspect in which Hitler isn't a monster (though even in such a fictional context, gooey lines about the Glorious Father are so, so wrong), hated the writing.
Apparently Mr Franklin's book grew out of his Alternate History Hub YouTube site, which t ...more
The ideas of brotherhood, family, and survival are themes you will likely encounter in this book. But what is mo ...more
Recently I had suspicions my wife was cheating on me and I got this book after reading it i received the combined power of god and anime and yeeted my wife and her boyfriend chad into the afterlife I’m now on the run and joined the ira I rate this book a 10 out of 10
Sadly this book disappointed me quite a bit, there were grammatical errors, such as missing commas, spelling errors, such as “cloths” instead of “clothes”, and a few continuity errors. For example, the character’s inner monologue calls something a “ship” before multiple paragraphs of the characters trying to figure out what the strange structure is, before concluding it ...more
I overall enjoyed Cody's first book and will be looking forward to his next book. However I did see some flaws in this book that should be addressed.
Firstly, the author forget to write a description for a airplane existing when the Camel go's to the wrecked ship so when he later describes the airplane a being up in smoke when the howling dark was leaving and the old man says the scavengers where trying to get to the plane, I was like "wait...what plane are you t ...more
I know I'm biased when giving this review due to how much I enjoy Codys YouTube channel, but in saying that I can still appreciate the atlantropa articles at face value.
It's a great first attempt in writing for the author, I was kept interested throughout the book, but I found there was a lack development for minor characters, and some questionable pacing at times. But this was only in a few instances.
To sum it up, Cody Franklin has a bright future ahead of h ...more
Also there are Nazis.
And another note, Check out the author's YouTube c ...more
Advertised as "for fans of Man in the High Castle" I kept waiting for it to turn the corner to "here is where the allegory is; nazi's = bad".
By the halfway point of the book I had to give up and accept that I was tricked into reading a masturbatory "if only the nazis had won" fantasy. If the latter half of the book has any redeeming qualities I'll never know.
I dont know (or particularly care about) the authors politics or beliefs. As a writer they' ...more
So, to start out I got this book because I enjoy watching Cody’s channel and wanted to be supportive. As I started reading though I really enjoyed the story and the way that Cody melded our world and this world together. I especially appreciated how he clearly showed the time era where our timeline splits from this one. I look forward to hopefully seeing more books by him in the future!
Creative idea, average writing, brother vs brother conflict at the heart of the story. The third Reich has lasted thousands of years, drained the Mediterranean and still fights the Jews who scavenge through the desert remains of the sea. An old book is found and suddenly all is not as it seems.
A very vivid portrait of the desert found after the sea is drained is strongest aspect of book.
If you’re interested in anything history or enjoy historical “what if’s” then you’ll enjoy this novel. The bias that nazis would have had in this future is portrayed very nicely, and let’s the reader reflect on their current knowledge of history and compare it to the scenario in the novel.