Saturday, 21 May 2016

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner is a World War II memoir that was written as it happened. Unfortunately the author died at the end of the war but his story lives on.

I found this a very light and breezy read despite the subject matter. The tone of the narrative is that of a young brash and brave man that has not been tempered by retrospection. This is a very much puts you right there in his mindset and in the thinking of the era.

I did find the book lacking a bit in the emotions that one would expect that comes along with war. I put this down to his young age and the bravado that brings. It did however for me detract from the overall enjoyment of this book. It lacked the overall fullness that can be found in similar memoirs.

3 Stars

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