Comments to Weapons of Choice by John Birmingham
Submitted by Anonymous (Oct 02, 2007)
I loved the first book of the series - one of my favourite reads of the year. I found the story's strength in the social aspect (cultural clash, racism, sexism, etc). The second book was okay, but the third book in the series left me cold. The social aspect content was now of low importance, leaving battles and guns, the part I found boring.
Submitted by steve hibbert (Oct 06, 2006)
A really intriguing and fascinating book. So much so I went and bought two and three immediately before i finished number one.
Fantastic storyline which brings modern day affairs and ideas to the racist and bigoted past of our forefathers.
Submitted by Anonymous (May 14, 2006)
Greetings to all,
I found Weapons of Choice to be an interesting read and one that is a refreshing departure from the normal "warfare" genre. Birmingham demonstrates an impressive knowledge of World War II history and interlaces it with a fairly believable storyline. I highly recommend the book and its sequel "Designated Targets". The worst thing I can say about the books is that I hated when they ended.
K. E. Matthews
Submitted by M Moeser (Apr 02, 2006)
Nice story, but a little far fetched that the woman who "loath and dispise the military", who used the White House military aides as waiters at state dinners and who supported the use of the armed forces as meals on wheels & social experimentation, would become a "great war time leader" deserving of having a capital ship named after her. Especially since her & her husbands administration saw the start of the current phase of Islamic terrorism and did nothing other than bomb Christians from high elevation and take out aspirin factories.
Also a little unlikely that a military commander would expend most of the available munitions with no hope of resupply on the prision break. Especially after having lost ships to the "primitive" weapons of 1942. A more likely strategy, assuming that the weapons were to be expended, would be to track down the Japanese fleet and sink it.
Still an ok read.
Submitted by Doc (Oct 22, 2005)
The first of a three book trilogy.
Was one the the better books I read this past year.
Can't wait the next book to come out.
Also a must reed is the davince code!