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The Iceman by P.T. Deutermann
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it was amazing

P. T. Deutermann's sea-based novels are fascinating introductions to dangerous skills. Just as "Sentinels of Fire" left an indelible impression of what it was like to be in a destroyer screen protecting big ships from kamikaze attacks off Okinawa, and just as "The Commodore" brilliantly described how the use of destroyers evolved during the brutal sea actions off Guadalcanal, "The Iceman" provides considerable insight into what submariners did to carry out their missions and stay alive during the Pacific war's first year or so. Taken together, they are stunning, and Deutermann has written sixteen other books.

Deutermann's mastery of technical detail is really impressive, as is his highly developed set of writing skills. His ability to create fictional characters that seem real elevates his novels into a rarified company of writers (Nicholas Monserrat, C. S. Forester, and David Poyer territory, say). Though he has written excellent thrillers (including the tremendous Cam Richter books), it's his novels of the sea that I wait for most eagerly.
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Reading Progress

June 15, 2018 – Shelved
June 15, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
July 10, 2018 – Started Reading
July 16, 2018 – Finished Reading

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