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Fact dressed as fiction?,
This review is from: Operation Thunder Child (Paperback)
I have to admit that I have a serious interest in this subject and at first I was unsure about the whole concept of this book. Nick Pope has had a serious role to play in the field since his publication of non-fictional work over the past few years and being cast as Britains answer to Fox Mulder.
Although many of the scenarios in this book are clearly based on the better known UFO cases like Rendlesham Forest I feel that the authors background in the MOD gives the story a little reality as the meetings between the various departments as the situations unfold are really well handled. I am very cautious as to dressing up fact under fiction especially since this subject is open to ridicule at the best of times but I have to admit that Pope has written a highly readable and interesting novel - a real 'hypothesis' of what if this really does (or has) happened. There is real logic and plausability about the whole thing - and I for one thought that the ending was pretty good - although very 'X-Files'.
My opinion is that this is a good piece of Sci-fi and that that is how the book should be read - if the reader wants non-fiction choose Timothy Good,Nicholas Redfearn or indeed Popes previous books. Lets not mix the genres too much as Ufology may suffer!
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Initial post: 22 Apr 2011 14:08:35 BDT
T. Lord says:
I think you're being a little over sensitive about being a believer in a subject not everybody shares your passion.
This is a simply a very good read. I don't believe it does any harm to the ufologist community.
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