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The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean
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Dec 16, 07

liked it
Recommended for: Everyone, especially if you like WWII stories

The Alastair Maclean formula is quite well practised, but when practise leads up to books like `Where Eagles Dare` then all is forgiven.
This book isn't as good as WED but still, it contains some truly heroic characters and incredibly tense and memorable scenes, remaining short enough to stay punchy and flowing all the way.
And good (i.e. good-guy) characters do the right thing for once, even though it's immoral as hell - I love to see some real human emotions for once! The wrong thing is the right choice sometimes, that is life for you. Great moments, but the ending, while totally refreshing, lets you down I feel. It's a little bit like he realsed he only had 8 pages left of space and hed to wind matters down a bit too abruptly...

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