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Disappointing and contains some very glaring errors
on 11 January 2018
Disappointing. An intriguing setting but it seems to be more of an idea for a film than a well crafted novel.
The sex scenes are unnecessary and add nothing to the story
Contains some very glaring errors - such as Gaelic speaking peasants in bogs a few miles north of Dublin in 1939????
I rather suspect KF may have got the inspiration to write this after a visit to the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes as the plane is the star of the book and some factual errors concerning its construction match those on the replica at the FBM