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Skybound by Aleksandr Voinov
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Oct 08, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: historical, m-m, short-story
Read from October 07 to 08, 2012

The German military in the closing days of WWII in Europe makes a unique background to this story of two men finding something worth keeping when their world is going down in flames. Despite the context, this was a very private and almost quiet story. Events are told from the POV of the mechanic on the ground who must watch the pilot he idolizes take off toward combat every day. The crumbling and desperation of the military around them in a way gives them a peaceful space, because no one has much attention to spare on what may be going on between them. This story was short and very lucidly told, a few critical moments together over a brief span of time, which may give these men a reason to go on. Recommended.
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