- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 806 KB
- Print Length: 262 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Post Modern Pulp Books; Revised edition (30 July 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008SWHKSW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,468 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Badelaire writes an insightful blog on what he calls post-modern pulp fiction and he highlights the suitability of the ebook format for short, punchy, 'disposable' stories written primarily to entertain. Operation Arrowhead follows the body-littered progress of a British commando mission into occupied France, a focus that is particularly welcome coming from an American writer, given that Hollywod tends to focus exclusively on the US experience of war. Badelaire clearly has an interest in the subject, backed up by detailed research, and he largely manages to make his British characters sound British (No mean feat, as Dick van Dyke could testify). Tom Lynch, the hero, hails from Ulster, and I didn't really get a sense of his Irishness, but his sergeant is unmistakeably Scottish! More significantly, Lynch can serve in the British Army with scarcely a qualm even though his father was killed by the British during the war of indepence. They're uniting against a common enemy, of course, but I think Badelaire could draw out a more conflicted aspect to his character in future stories.Read more ›
The characters have enough depth to make them believable and there is enough action for most people.
A good read
Sorry but I have to disagree. Like a previous reviewer I grew up with the likes of Leo Kessler, Seven Hassel ect.
These guys captured the blood guts and brutality of war.
Sadly I felt that Jack Badelaire lacked something.
The plot I felt was just too implausable. Spitfires to the rescue, sorry no way. Spoiler.
Anyone with a forces back ground will pick up on some basic fieldcraft errors on both sides.
I wonder if the author has ever fired a Bren gun. Whilst having a No 2 to change magazines is correct no mention is given to the fact that even after a short period of use the barrel gets red hot and would have to be changed.
A convoy of troop carrying lorries, don't get me started....
Yep, another of my grump old man rants.
Question: Do teenager still read this sort of stuff?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good reading enjoyed the story glued me to the book looking forward to the next book
Book 2 commando
I REALLY enjoyed this action packed story of the small elite commando team fighting alongside the French Resistance behind enemy lines. Cannot wait to read the next book. Keep the. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mags2745
good read if a little short , will follow the series, but only when on offer...!!Published 21 months ago by mark s
Great book with plenty of detail about weapons and vehicles. Very well written, you almost feel as if you are a Commando yourselfPublished on 6 July 2014 by John Butler