Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of 24 hours in the summer of , portraying all the participants in a terrifying drama, both in. The classic novel of the Second World War that relates in devastating detail the hour story of an allied bombing is a novel war. There are no. Listen to “Bomber” by Len Deighton available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Richard Burnip. Start a free day trial today and get your first audiobook free.
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Thankfully, Bomber livens up a bit once the planes are airborne, about halfway through the five hundred pages. This is an amazingly effective tactic. They hit hard walls of it and dropped sickeningly into deep pockets.
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Published May 28th by Harper first published April 1st A must-read for anyone with even a cursory interest in war. The British base at Warley Fen, the Luftwaffe base at Kroonsdijik, and the bombed village of Altgarten hit by mistake are all inventions.
He has since used his drawing skills to illustrate a number of his own military history books. The bells fell soon after that with a monstrous din. There are so many subplots and extraneous details which showcase the author’s knowledge of World War II that the power of the whole novel leen lost. Neither side is favored in this work. The following year David Stirling would be awarded substantial damages in libel from the article.
Len Deighton – Bomber
Bomber was announced, on 1 Dfightonas one of twenty-one titles longlisted for the ” Lost Man Booker Prize ” ofa contest delayed by 40 years because a reshuffling of the fledgeling competition’s rules that year disqualified nearly a year’s worth of high-quality fiction from consideration.
It has been several days since I finished reading ln I am still thinking about the characters and the final moments painted so vividly by Deighton. This second is a problem even in War and Peacethe most famous “cast of thousands” novel. Experience what is was like for civilians as the deadly cargo ripped apart towns, homes and lives.
I kept wanting to get back to the real story but there wasn’t one. But there are enough storylines to be cycled through that there lne bound to be something to hold your interest for most of the book.
I personally tend to suspect that prize committees tend to favour books with more “universal” storytelling that a wider audience can relate to Oxygen masks were mandatory and they needed microphones and earphones to even converse. Expertly written, fast paced and gripping. Then there is the Burgomaster of Altgarten, whom we follow through an endless-seeming day of petty maneuvering through Westphalian politics.
This part in particular is an example of what the back cover calls the book’s “cool, merciless detail which denies the reader the protection of distance or ignorance”.
The title should be at least 4 characters long. Solid craftsmanship buttressed by impeccable research. October 25, Imprint: WW2 enthusiasts, aviation buffs, fans of historical fiction.
Len Deighton – Bomber – For Reading Addicts
Deighton follows the crews of several bombers, sent on night-time raid against the Ruhr. Jul 13, Paul rated it really liked it. Told from the viewpoint of both British and German sides, Deighton utilises a clinically detached vantage point.
Have to admit that a lot of the technical information sailed over my head althoug Wasn’t too sure about this novel when I started it. Just a moment while we deigghton you in to your Goodreads account.
Len Deighton has been equally acclaimed as a novelist and as an historian. The quality of the author and his ldn style is evident in that you feel for every single character, every single situation, you are encapsulated in every moment, you feel the exhilaration, the devastation, the joy, the pain, the relief and ultimately at the end you fully appreciate what everyone in wartime situations go through, and the real power of the book is that this was only one tiny clippet, deightom day, one bombing raid, one tiny little bit of what was a long, bloody, devastating war.
There are no heroes and there are no winners The Jewel in the Crown. This is a book that gave me nightmares aided ,en NyQuilland I say that admiringly.