Ali Dadi Dadi itibaren Jacks Creek NSW 2390, Avustralya
Bu kitaptaki nesirleri seviyorum. Bu kitap, "kanla kırmızı akan nehirlere" odaklanma tuzağına düşmeden dehşetini sunan bir savaş hesabı olmaktan öte, bu kitap en şok edici olsa bile lirik ve güzel. GI'lerin bir parça topçu taşını hareket ettirmeye çalıştığı ve onu çamurun içinden bir tepeye çekmeye çalıştığı bir sahne var. Bu sahneye geldiğinizde neden bahsettiğimi anlayacaksınız. Hayatımda asla daha mükemmel bir nesir pasajı okumadım.
Magnificent -- leaves all the rest in the dust!
This book was an amazing journey from start to finish. No, not because of the action (there isn't much of that) and no not because of some kind literal journey. I'm talking about the journey towards the answer. ...The Deciphering. I always love that stuff and it was VERY well done in this book. Slowly answering all the questions without the answer ever being obvious to the reader. And because there is a group of scientists with all different specializations it just never gets boring. Myths and Legends. Linguistics. Archeology. Military. And one or two I won't spoil. You never know where the next piece of the puzzle will come from. They answer the Why, Where, and What. But never really go into the Who and How. Maybe that's a little disappointing, but still; the journey to the answer was awesome enough that even a crap ending couldn't ruin my 5 star rating. Now, the ending wasn't crap, but I'm just not sure yet what I thought about it. Maybe it was a bit out-of-place? Maybe I just expected something different? Either way, it was not enough to bring down my opinion about the book in the slightest. But remember; if you are going to read this book with the expectation of it being a thrilling, action packed ride you will leave disappointed. There really isn't a lot of action (and with action I mean shooting and stuff). And when it's there you want it to go back to the deciphering of the mystery (if you're like me that is) All in all one of the best books I've read this year.