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Be carefull selecting this book,
This review is from: Immediate Response (Paperback)
The writing style is "gung-ho-ish" and very poor, the book is full of repetitions (that come to annoy you time and again, like the possibility of a shoot down of a Chinook by the Taliban) and it takes many pages to describe the events. You end up thinking (wrongly) that there's not that much to write about and that the author is just building pages into the book. It's hard to situate the events for there are constant breakdowns in narrative. I could continue but suffice to say that we all know that we've got to be carefull with books being written nowadays about Afghanistan and Irak and this one reminds even more of that.
Mr Hammond, you are a Royal Marine Major, you "drove" Chinook's in a war theater and you've got a well deserved DFC for that. That's not what i question (and how could i?). I just would love to read your story written in a very different way.
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Initial post: 22 Dec 2010 21:56:56 GMT
I agree with the review above. they are brave lads ,but this must be the most boring book I have read for a long time ,in fact I did not finish it ,,I dumped it half way, they just kept going on and on.
Not for me, waste of money. Tellboy
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jun 2011 15:36:37 BDT
Mrs. Margaret A. Jones says:
I dont agree!! I enjoyed this book. This was a professional Royal Marine who with others did a very good Job. When you read the book you have to look beyond the authors style of writing.
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