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An interesting - kind of - war yarn in the Americans Saves the World genre.
on 7 May 2014
The plot involves bringing together a number of WWII factoids then concocting a (for me) entirely incredible scenario. As they say in science fiction, fantastical elements are allowed but only at the expense of making everything surrounding them entirely believable... anything else is fantasy. For me the stock characters like the Burned-Out All-American Hero allowed to spearhead a vital (all American) effort to Save The World when - I thought - the focus of American was Japan seems unlikely, as does the motley crew of Good Germans, Bad Germans, Nasty Nazis (not to mention the Clever Japanese Scientist) got on my nerves.
That said the action includes some nice bits about flying a cool 'what if' aircraft popularly supposed to be the low-risk option for delivering Hitler's A-bomb to New York in a deadly pursuit headed in entirely the wrong direction - a Byzantine twist worthy of a Bond Movie - but while entertaining I found it impossible to read more than a few pages at a time.
Definitely one to read, put down, walk around a while, look up stuff on Wikipedia, have a laugh, then pick up again... or option it for a Hollywood script treatment in the long-hallowed 'only every single fact has been changed' tradition, a la U-571.