The book does a great job to taking a complex, and messy, narrative and shaping it for the reader to understand. It was amusing to read how an obscure, but genius, cryptographer working in a dank room had far reaching consequences on the other side of the world without anyone knowing about it.
Pilgrim Days: From Vietnam to the SAS by Alastair MacKenzie is a memoir of the author who served in the special forces of several countries over his life. The book documents his life from serving in the New Zealand Army in Vietnam, to the SAS, South Africa, Oman, and finally as a private security agent.
Returning to Denmark, Mrs. Blixen pulsed Seven Gothic Tales in 1934. The book was written in English, under her nom-de-plume Isak Dinesen and was critically acclaimed.
Stan Mullens, together with his partner Frank Giordano, is an American mercenary who sees himself as a scholar/soldier who likes what he does but has philosophical issues with his job.
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,…
The text is interesting and informative, sometimes over the top
Mr. Mangan really gets into a character’s mind and when he tells the story through their lens he lends them credibility and authenticity.
It is terrifying to think that there are some incompetent nincompoops, or simply uncaring bureaucrats, in charge of programs meant to help millions of people costing billions of dollars.
The narrative is fast and bloody, the story is fascinating and complex with many sub plots to keep track of. The characters, both real and fictional, are well written and dimensional.
eturning to Denmark, Mrs. Blixen pulsed Seven Gothic Tales in 1934. The book was written in English, under her nom-de-plume Isak Dinesen and was critically acclaimed.