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3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I expected, 28 Dec. 2011
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This review is from: Rogue Warrior of the SAS: The Blair Mayne Legend (Kindle Edition)
I bought the book on the basis of the many positive reviews, and looked forward to learning all about one of my heroes, Blair Mayne. I found the book quite a heavy read, a great deal of detail on various skirmishes that took place, which may be perfect reading for those who are into such minute detail but which I found a bit tedious.

Mayne comes over in the book as a great soldier, but a man who was unsuited for anything else in life. I realise this is an accurate summary of the man, but a lot of his personal traits as described are particularly unflattering,notably the heavy drinking and a violent nature, particularly when directed at civilians in the post-war period.

If you want the story, warts and all, and the in depth description of fire-fights you'll enjoy the book,but if you're after a lighter read, then think again. Just my view, of course, and I realise I seem to be in a minority based on the reviews thus far! Also I found the add-on section by one of the authors relating to Mayne's sexuality a bit unseemly and of no particular relevance.

J
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John Gray
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