A funny story! Many plot allusions to Hitchcock movies. Plot was very thin, but that's not really the point of the book of this nature. Narration was outstanding.
I approached this book with a little trepidation, given all the hype. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and the narration was outstanding.
The title says it all -- a World War II mystery. If you are a fan of World War II, you may want to consider this book, since the author does incorporate a realistic plot device involving a diversionary invasion (Operation Jupiter) by the Allies to Norway. Straightforward plot, slight twist at the end, but fairly predictable ending. I did like the way the author portrayed the main character (Billy Boyle) as someone who was less-than-enthusiastic about being in uniform -- I thought that was a realistic touch, since not all GI's were gung-ho to be in the war effort. On the other hand, I found Boyle's connection to Dwight Eisenhower ("Uncle Ike") completely implausible. Narration was only adequate, in part because the narrator did not do women's voices very well, nor did he have a convincing English (and Norwegian!) accent, although his south Boston accent for the main character was okay.
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