East Hartford, CT, United States | Member Since 2010
Someone wrote that the book was dated... I'm not sure how that applies to a book written in 1971 about the beginning of WWII, dialog, attitudes and most especially gender roles were different. I was born in the late sixties and did not find it to be dated.
This was an excellent story full of detail and history, mostly accurate with a little poetic license. It brought home the reality that although the means of war change with technology, the fact of war is never as simple as good versus evil. The winners write the history books. There is much evil in the world, but sometimes we don't take action because of, maybe despite it.
Even for a non politico like me, the book was engrossing. Excellent narration.
Not a lot of substance, but not gloomy and dark either. I am seriously getting tired of the depressing one note bleakness in mystery right now and found this a refreshing change. Doesn't take a lot of energy to focus on like a good beach book. Funny without being too silly.
Someone told me not to be a sci fi snob and I'm not, I enjoy fantasy reading, loved the artemis fowl series as I read them to my children. I just don't enjoy the monster djour genre and ridiculous sex scenes for the sake of sex. (Whew defensive much) If it's well written I'm almost always entertained.
I enjoyed the book even though its a teany little bit derivative of xmen in my opinion, it does seem plausible. The characters were well written, the story was fast paced, there was action, humor, a little love interest, but not sickening sex scenes.
By that I mean the positive attitude and it was absolutely entertaining.
I was looking for something a little less dark and depressing. It seems most mystery writers right now are a writing from bleakness. Even with tragedy every day life if rarely so black.
This was refreshing, funny, historical, a little bit of an intelligent Forest Gump. If you like history and being reminded life doesn't have to suck all the time, give it a shot. In my humble opinion worth the price of admission.
Recommended by a fellow mystery reader who told me not to be a snob about the title (smile). The book was a nice surprise with respect to a fresh idea. However, the content is a little disturbing. Nothing that hasn't been in the news in some way shape or form. I was a bit put off by the language probably because it centered on young tweens.
Overall a well written suspense/thriller not your same old serial killer story.
Offbeat, dry humor, great looping interlacing stories. I immediately bought all avaliable audio and written. Not typical, but in my opinion very good, almost great.
Enjoyable listen, template type mystery. Worth the credit if you like the tough hero type with lots of gun play and bad guys.
I felt it was worth the credit, but not anything outstanding.
I like the writer but do find the over descriptive violence a little disturbing. The story wasn't predictable, limited suspension of reality, varied well written characters.
I enjoy these stories even if they are a little cheesy, the procedurals are better than most. This was different from the usual fare not as amusing, but still decent. I'm happy to say a lot less silly sex scenes.
Held my attention from start to finish, first book in a while. Well written, no clichés and didn't get predictable.
The story was okay, the vehicle a little dented and used , but well written and decent listen for the credit.
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