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Into the Gates of Hell - StuG Command '41
Into the Gates of Hell - StuG Command '41
Price: £3.48

2.0 out of 5 stars not great, 1 May 2013
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I found this novel started out well with the writer really trying to get the atmosphere of suspense as the German force wait to unleash Barbarossa. Unfortunately not long after this the book becomes muddled and messy and it quickly becomes hard to identify one character as the main protagonist as we are shown events from more and more perspectives this leads to the main characters story becoming diluted.

Another problem I have is that for a book with this title I'd expect a fair amount of armoured combat to be included, but It seems that this is not the case as it features only a handful of times, what there is good and enjoyable to read but I would of liked more.

My main complaint however is that the book doesn't seem to know what it is, a historical journal or a piece of fiction set in WW2. This is due to the multitude of characters I mentioned all having their perspectives referenced which gives an overall/strategic view to the conflict you'd expect to find in a reference book not a personal account you want in a piece of fiction. Another example of this is the amount of name dropping there is which started to get a bit ridiculous.


Himmler, Heinrich Himmler and Canaris all feature in the book and Goering and hitler are also mentioned. All this together meant i reached the end of the book feeling confused as to what i had just read and waiting for some sort of conclusion which never came.

Star Wars: Rebellion: Ahakista Gambit v. 2 (Star Wars)
Star Wars: Rebellion: Ahakista Gambit v. 2 (Star Wars)
by Rob Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.84

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not great, 23 Aug. 2012
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I have been collecting Star Wars comics for a while now and this is the first review i have felt compelled to write.

When i received the book i was really looking forward it, but my enthusiasm quickly disappeared. The artwork while acceptable is not as sharp as other titles and the story seemed messy and rushed. Most of the characters were very thin and not fully developed leaving you very unattached and uninterested in their situation. One character in particular (trying really hard not to give any spoilers here!) distrusts the main character for some event that occured in the past but you're never told what it is and so have absolutely no idea where his animosity comes from or wheather it's warranted. This is not an isolated incident there are loads of other story gaps throughout the book which i won't go into.

I would say that if you're thinking of buying this just for the story avoid it, if buying it to help complete you're collection of the series i think you will probably be disappointed with it's content.

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