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.
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.
Worth the credit. Different from typical stories a little less Mylo and maybe it suffered a bit for that. It wasn't a page turner and I had to look at the summary to remember what it was about two days later.
Still I enjoyed it while I listened and wasn't disappointed with my purchase.
The protagonist was actually well written and I did enjoy some aspects of the writing. However, the ludicrous story line required suspension of all reality and common sense.
These things don't necessarily preclude me from enjoying a well written story, but this went too far. I could not get involved in the story and had to keep rewinding just to find my place.
Had a hard time finishing, very spotty book. Not a bad story overall, just poorly done. The writing is there; strong at times, but when its weak it's very weak.
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