If you’re interested in historical accounts of World War II, you’ll enjoy this book. Written with a smooth prose that moves the story along you won’t be bored with unnecessary verbiage. You’ll also feel compassion for the narrator for having been caught up in a war his country of birth wasn’t fighting.
I liked how the story began with a scene that takes place later in the book that engages the reader with what will happen to the narrator. Then the next chapter the reader gets to see the narrator, a college student, struggling with his studies while supporting himself before he’s drafted into war. I eagerly read these earlier chapters so I could see how the events that are mentioned in the first chapter are unfolded.
Although a fictional account of the author’s father-in-law actual experiences, the story reads as a thriller. But knowing the experiences the narrator is shoved into are based on fact makes the reading all the more compelling.
I would have liked to have had a bit more emotional connection with the narrator but that desire didn’t prevent me from devouring this book.
I look forward to the continuation of this story in the book presently being written.
Great review, Dana. One of the best WW2 personal accounts I’ve ever read. I couldn’t put it down. HIGHLY recommended, and not just for WW2 buffs. It’s just a great read all around.
I agree. I hope Scott does well with this book.
Thanks very much for this review, Dana!
My pleasure, Scott. I enjoyed the book.