Grant Kisling's Reviews > Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

Neptune's Inferno by James D. Hornfischer
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Apr 16, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: kindle, history, non-fiction

I would actually give this book a 3.5, but I feel that there was enough good qualities to rate it more towards 4.

It provides an amazingly detailed account of the actions of the US Navy and the Japanese Navy around Guadalcanal. The events are at times confusing, but the author makes you feel as if you are a part of the chaos.

My only complaint is that the level of detail is too high at times. Too many character's history, emotions, events, and ideas are expressed during the major events of the book. You are trying to figure out what is happening on the large scale, but the author stops for a few pages to explain the details of a new character. If you can get past this flaw (some people might find it too slow and drawn out) it is a really well done historical account.

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