Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Not What The Cover Promises

Hell Above Earth by Stephen Frater

From the title of this book I was expecting an exciting true story of a life and death struggle in the cockpit of a WWII bomber. What I got instead was a book that could not make up it's mind what it wanted to be. The actual story mentioned in the title was not that exciting and made up only a small portion of the book. The author meanders from biography to a very general history.It tries to cover a wide range of subjects and fails. It felt to me that the author got lost in side stories, only to remember what he is meant to be writing about. Why this book is interesting in parts it schizophrenic nature made it very difficult for me to get into the story. This book could have been a great read if only the author could have made up his mind what he wanted from it.

2 Stars

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