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The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
2.0 out of 5 stars Sruggling, 27 Jun 2014
I'm struggling to get through this. There is no doubt that it is well written, but the story line is taking me nowhere.
The Privateersman (A Poor Man at the Gate Series #&hellip by Andrew Wareham
The story gallops along at a fair old pace (maybe too fast in places), but it is very readable. Wareham has researched his subject well, it would seem, and writes in an accessible style.

The story is very Jeffrey Archer - ish and those who enjoy Archer's work will no doubt love this series more. Sadly, the hero is implausibly lucky and too good to be true, but nevertheless it is a good, light read.
OUR CHANCES WERE ZERO: The Daring Escape by two Ge&hellip by Rolf Magener
I don't know if Magener wrote this in English or if it was translated for him, it doesn't matter which because the prose is poetic and the story quite gripping.

The main thrust of the story is the escape of two German civilians from an internment camp in India and their journey to freedom in Japan. The journey is covered in great detail, but the stay in Japan is covered in just a few pages. I think that's a shame, but India and Burma are wonderfully described.

Strongly recommended.

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