Goodbye Mickey Mouse
In Goodbye Mickey Mouse, Len Deighton has written his best novel yet: a brilliant, multidimensional picture of what it is to be at war ... and what it was to be in love in the England of 1944.
It seems obvious to compare this novel set in an American fighter unit stationed on a Norfolk airfield in the Second World War with Deighton's earlier Bomber. But although the setting is similar, there are many differences between the novels, at several levels. The tensions between the Americans and the locals - the pilots trying hard to live up to the "overpaid, oversexed and over here" cliché - bring a different atmosphere to the story, as does ...more
This book, Goodbye Mickey Mouse, is a very well written account of the atmosphere on a US airbase during World War II, with a wide variety of characters woven into an interesting tale...
A very colorful read with a few plot twists along the way ...more
A very moving book filled with nostalgia, yet he made me feel as if I truly was in 1943-44. Rich in historical details, and with a plot that will surprise readers at the end. A most moving book with strong, well carved out, and very believeable characters. One of my top 10 ever.
Apparently it's very popular with women as for once Deighton does show them as very distinctive characters and he seems to have considerable empathy.