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on 16 January 2014
In the spirt of fairness I have to say this is quite a good read, fairly well written, the love scenes are a bit hammy but the air battles are pretty good. Basically it's the story of an overworked fighter command squadron during the Battle of Britain as seen through the eyes of Jack and Alex. I can't vouch for the accuracy but it rolls along pretty well. Though having read quite a few novels about the Battle of Britain I would have to say it's a fairly average book that falls into the category of "OK to pass a few hours",rather than "Lordy if you read nothing else this year you must read this"!
It's well formatted, on my iPad at any rate, and certainly long enough for one to `get into' the main characters, the experienced flight sergeant and the inexperienced pilot officer.
However, I really can't say that I enjoyed it very much, not the author's fault, mine, I don't like split reading. By that I mean I like a story to be fairly linear and `seen' through the eyes of one character - I don't mind if it's God like or third person a la Caesar but I don't like two folk telling the story. I find it difficult to get to grips with the character(s) and I think an author misses a trick in fleshing out one if they have two main characters to deal with. I won't say more as it may spoil the plot.