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Flawed "documentary fiction" of naval warfare,
By A Customer
This review is from: Battlecruiser (Mass Market Paperback)
Douglas Reeman's books often have the same structure and the plots are disappointingly similar. That said, "Battlecruiser" is an evocative, moving account of a fictional sister ship to Repulse and Renown. The author attempts to subvert the chronology of the tale and to give the ship a mind of its own, neither of which gambits are particularly successful. The characterisations are solid and the overall storyline is engrossing, but the ending is predictable and foreshortened for some unaccountable reason. One feels that the subject matter warranted a bigger book, in all senses of the word.