Book Review: Silence in the Desert by David Longridge

About: Silence in the Desert by David Longridge is a historical fiction story taking place around World War II. The novel follows four friends, on opposite sides serving different masters during the war. 304 pages Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd Language: English ISBN-10: 1788034503 My rating for Silence in the Desert– 3 Buy Silence in the Desert from Amazon.com* More Books by David Longridge Thoughts: Silence in the Desert by David Longridge has an interesting premise, three school friends join the French Foreign Legion, the RAF and the Luftwaffe during World War II. Throw into the mix a Jewish German woman who hides as a Catholic nun/nurse for the Nazi army and the story really gets interesting. It seemed to me the author was more interested in telling history then a story. He “tells” rather than “shows” the story. There is a lot going on, the characters are certainly very interesting and I wish we would have spent more time with them instead of reading about what they’re going through from an omniscient perspective. If this was a fantasy novel, I’d say the author was more concerned about world building than a character driven story. Every book has its ups and downs, usually around the middle. This book,…

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