Early one evening in September of 1974 a small twin-engine plane, silver and black, sailed down onto a secondary runway at São Paulo’s Congonhas Airport, and slowing, turned aside and taxied to a hanger where a limousine stood waiting.
I’d call this a classic as well, but definitely not Brönte/two centuries old/English reading lists classic. This title is Known, either from the movie, the book or both. Ira Levin turns out to be the author of more well-known stories. This is a book classic (opposed to a literature classic, possibly?).
Alive and hiding in South America, Dr. Mengele isn’t finished with the Third Reich just yet. His plans are caught on tape, but the tape destroyed and the taper killed before it can move into the world. Nazi Hunter Yakov Liebermann takes it upon himself – after initial disbelief – to unravel the Nazi plans.
It’s a quick, exciting read, easily understandable why someone turned it into a movie as well. The reader puzzles along with Liebermann, while the world around them shows World War II fatigue. It’s a race against the clock that may not even be working functionally. Maybe it won’t give you the prestige of War and Peace, but it could very well be more fun.
The Boys from Brazil, Ira Levin, Joseph 1976