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Publisher's Summary

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched an attack against U.S. naval forces stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. But what if the Japanese followed up their air assault with an invasion and occupation of Hawaii? This is the question explored by Harry Turtledove in Days of Infamy, with frightening implications.

With American military forces subjugated and civilians living in fear of their conquerors, there is no one to stop the Japanese from using the islands' resources to launch an offensive against America's western coast.

©2009 Harry Turtledove (P)2010 Tantor

Critic Reviews

“A starkly realistic view of what might have been had the Japanese followed the bombing of Pearl Harbor with a land invasion and occupied Hawaii.... Exciting.” ( Publishers Weekly)

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I could not even make it through. Even the narrator is not enthusiastic about it.

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Throughout the entirety of the story I never felt as though anything was all too far fetched. Definitely interested in seeing where this goes.

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The book was very good. The audiobook NOT.

The readers voice grates on my nerves. His emphasis when applied is more snarky than dramatic. Don't bother by listening if you've read the book. The disappointment is almost physical.

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Interesting Take

Offers a decent alternative outcome to the War in the Pacific with it's complications. Enjoy!

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Premise of book was a good one but the story was tedious, repetitive and the dialogue was terrible.

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Could not finish it

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Tried to read this and finish it as the story line was not bad, but after getting almost halfway through it, I just couldn't spend anymore of my quality time on it. There are so many great books out there waiting to be read and this simply could not gain any momentum.

What could Harry Turtledove have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He needed to create a story line and deliver earlier - much earlier on in the novel. This could have cut this novel in half easily.

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The performance was fine

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Revisionist History not that compelling.

Long on detail and characters, this outing by HD did not do it for me. There was a great deal of repetition in ideas and concepts, and it really didn't have a strong resolve, at least IMHO. I suppose I was expecting more. Likely a hit with HD fans, but I won't be revisiting this style anytime soon.

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  • Ian
  • 07-04-21

A different look at the day of infamy

I absolutely love what if alternate history books.

iPhone mini books about the Japanese attack on pearl harbor both fictional and historical.
Only a few have ever talked about the possibility of a Japanese invasion and the implications of that.
If you are open-minded do that possibility.
The setting is very realistic you feel like you're there are and the characters are great there are some that you will grow to love and care for and some you're absolutely hate you won't regret reading this book