|Submitted by kissambro |
(Dec 14, 2004)
This is an excellent novel... and I am only 2/3 of the way through it. Never really being a history buff, John Birmingham has opened my seemingly-dull eyes to the fact that, yes, Axis leaders possessed intelligence.
This is what I term, "Believable Fiction." I don't really care for books that are soooooooo far-fetched & unrooted in reality, that I can't even imagine anything in the book being believable. Parallel Worlds, accidental time-travel, modern vs. contemporary weapons... John Birmingham had made this book REAL for my forty-ish, Gemini mind.
My Favorite Part of the book? I love the detailed descriptions and 'what-it-would-really-be-like' clashes between the two American Cultures. My, how far we have come since the 1940's, eh?
I HIGHLY recommend this book to those who are of the "Flight of the Old Dog," Tom Clancy, "Andromeda Strain" bent.
Can't wait for the next of the trilogy...