I was already too involved.
The secret life of David Dubin, a JAG officer during World War II, was ...more
This book resonated with me. Having lost my father last August (08/16/16) the plot had a bit more punch then it would have say in April of last year. When the story begins the narrator has just lost his father. A few days later he is sorting through his dad's effects and he comes across documents indicating that his father's experience in world War II might have been more than he had been told. He embarks on a self appointed mission to find out the "truth" about his father's World War I ...more
Turow appears to give away th ...more
Retired reporter Stewart Dubinsky last made an appearance in Presumed Innocent (1987). Here, the self-lacerating Dubinsky delves deep into his family's wartime history__one loosely based on Turow's father's experiences. For critics, the question is whether a legal-thriller writer can succeed in another genre__and the answers vary. Out of the courtroom, Turow remains an effective storyteller whose characters (Gita in particular) and details of war create immediacy and intrigue. However, his usual...more
As Stuart Dubinsky uncovers the journal kept by his father, David Dubin, he is amazed to learn about a part of his parents' lives that they never discussed. The wartime horrors and twisted political affiliations that ...more
One small example: the main character, in the middle of trying to sort things out in his own life, is tailing with his best friend: "...trusting Biddy [his friend ...more
Well written, character driven, and with a great story, this book was very moving.
If you read the summary and it is of any interest to you, read this book
If you enjoy historical fiction, read this book
If WWII is a subject that interests you, read this book
It’s been years (2006, I think) since I read Scott Turow’s WWII novel about a son’s journey into his father’s and mother’s pasts through letters and other written artifacts. Unlike a lot of the reviewers ...more
It's been 25 yrs. since I read a book about war, but I do remember how I would get caught up in the plot and characters and by the end how emotional I would be. I loved the patriotism, sadness, romance and overall feeling a good fictional war book would be. Sure they may not be an accurate account of war but it would make me feel good a ...more
This is long, long, long and boring, boring, boring. How could Scott Turow do this to me? The king of the legal thriller ha ...more