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Dark Voyage by Alan Furst
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Jan 10, 10

bookshelves: 2010
Read in January, 2010

The most economical of Furst's novels that I've read so far, and also the only one in which the main action takes place after the outbreak of the war. This book deals with a Dutch merchant marine steamship that is coopted, willingly enough, to help in the English war effort in the spring/summer of 1941. The captain, De Haan, is like the king and protector of his own floating mini-state--which is a new theme, since most Furst books deal with lone-wolf characters. As usual, the novel is highly atmospheric, full of sounds and scents. I continue to be impressed with the specificity of Furst's imagining and look forward to allowing myself to read another in a few months.
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