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5.0 von 5 Sternen My favorite book
I am a 29 year old woman who doesn't really care for the ocean. I generally find the genre of "war novels" to be predictable and immature. That said, this book has some of the best writing, the most clearly developed characters, and the most affecting situations that I have ever read. I don't pretend to know a great deal about the navy, or warfare, or the...
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1.0 von 5 Sternen I can't believe I read the whole thing
Having spent four years in the navy (cruiser and carrier Navy), had a father who worked in Civil Defense, and having enjoyed "On the Beach", "The Postman", "Alas Babylon" and almost everything written by Tom "Pre-Hollywood" Clancy, I was appalled that this book with it's inaccuracies and drollery ever made it to press...
Veröffentlicht am 6. März 2000 von Brian F. Bennett


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1.0 von 5 Sternen I can't believe I read the whole thing, 6. März 2000
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Having spent four years in the navy (cruiser and carrier Navy), had a father who worked in Civil Defense, and having enjoyed "On the Beach", "The Postman", "Alas Babylon" and almost everything written by Tom "Pre-Hollywood" Clancy, I was appalled that this book with it's inaccuracies and drollery ever made it to press.
Echoing what an earlier reviewer said regarding the style, it seemed to come out of a "Writing The Great American Novel" College Course. The characters are one-dimensional, the plot is thin to the point of invisibility and the dialogue, when present is stilted and agonizingly Ayn Randish.
This book doesn't reflect my experiences in the Co-ed Navy, nor does it bear out any explanation as to why the EMP effected everyone on Earth, save the Nathan James, or why the radiation contaminated every place except this small island.
To borrow a phrase from the 1980's Pepto-Bismol commercial, "I Can't Believe I Read The Whole Thing."
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5.0 von 5 Sternen My favorite book, 9. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Last Ship (Taschenbuch)
I am a 29 year old woman who doesn't really care for the ocean. I generally find the genre of "war novels" to be predictable and immature. That said, this book has some of the best writing, the most clearly developed characters, and the most affecting situations that I have ever read. I don't pretend to know a great deal about the navy, or warfare, or the innermost workings of the military. However, the story is impeccably written, and I literally could not put it down. The author doesn't condescend to the reader, and there is no Clancy-like jingoism or sermonizing. There are some astounding plot turns, yet they remain believeable. The first few chapters-particularly after...well, I won't spoil it...are harrowing. Brinkley's style of writing is actually more akin to Melville, than anything out today. If you like your reading intelligent, exciting and thought-provoking, this is a terrific choice.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Rehash of "On The Beach", 10. Juli 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Last Ship (Taschenbuch)
The plot of this book is nearly the same as Nevil Shute's "On The Beach", plus a little Twilight Zone, updated 40 years. Shute's classic also had the nuclear war, the surviving sub crew, the mysterious signal from the U. S. mainland while all other sources were silent, the overspreading fallout, the radioactive continents, the people vanished, and a crew which wanted to go home, even if it meant their death. Nevil Shute was a much better writer than Brinkley-- approximately 50% of this book was the daydreaming or posturing of the captain of the Nathan James, rambling on in philosophy in one-page paragraphs. Brinkley also misused some of his more abstruse words such as partrurient (whatever happened to the simple word "fertile"?). This book needed a thorough editing before it was published. Unlike "On The Beach," the captain emerges from this story as neither heroic nor brilliant. He foolishly pushes his ship through a nuclear winter to conserve fuel, almost killing his crew, compromises the dual key safeguards for his nuclear missles, and promulgates a double standard governing sexual relations between the men and women survivors of his crew, banishing one to certain doom for rape and yet pressuring all men to participate once they all reach safety. At the end of this book I had zero sympathy for any of the survivors. Brinkley's work also reads like a propaganda piece extolling the roles and rights of women to serve on warships, and damning those men with a differing point of view. Given what I have heard from dozens of male sailors of all ranks, it definitely raises a discerning reader's suspicions of the author's original reason for even writing this novel. One cannot erase the suspicion that some politically correct agenda was the motivation behind it. The whole book sounded downright phony compared to the sexually integrated reality of the Navy today
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Great book with many turns, 18. Juli 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Last Ship (Taschenbuch)
I just finished reading this book and enjoyed it very much. It was a terrific lesson in vocabulary building, and I've heard more than one person mention their dictionary being nearby. What I had to keep reminding myself, however, was the era that this book was supposed to take place. It had all the feeling of a 40s or 50s author, in the story itself, and especially in the dialog between the characters. The captain seems almost too professional in his handling of issues, too melodramatic. "I shall not turn this ship around!" I may not be a sailor, but I am fairly confident that today's navy officers don't talk like that. Not that the dialog was bad or poorly written, but I did have to remind myself that the story was taking place in the present time. I thought the book handled the ethics of many issues well, showing the range of reactions by the crew to everything: nuclear war itself, wanting to see home, seeing some human and animal survivors, the sexual arrangement once they did find a new home. I thought the story did gloss over the problem and eventuality of love while on the island, in fact ignored it with a couple of exceptions. Still a great book with enough interesting events to keep the reader continuing on. I have a tremendous admiration for the author's writing talents.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen One of the worst books I've managed to finish reading, 17. Mai 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Last Ship (Taschenbuch)
The unusual writing style quickly changes from charming to annoying. The philosophical ramblings are repetitious, too long, and just plain boring. The technical details are mostly stunningly stupid. I really like end of the world books, and I love naval fiction, but not this one.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen An epic drama written in a classic style., 27. Juli 1996
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This story and author make my all-time favorites list. Brinkley's complex writing style, where sentences often stretch to paragraph length, is well suited to his thoughtful exploration of morality and character. He places his believable characters in unthinkable situations, then spends a great deal of time inside their heads, shedding light on the impossible decisions they make that drive the plot of the story.
In the story, the captain and crew of an American destroyer launch their nuclear missiles toward a Russian city, then speed toward the south Atlantic in a frantic effort to escape the inevitable retaliation. The ship and crew survive after a hellish journey through a radiation-soaked nuclear winter, only to find themselves alone in a world that offers few, if any, places of refuge.
Where they go, how they survive, and their search for a future in a shattered world, bring the story to a satisfying conclusion, but set the stage for a sequel. Mr. Brinkley, I have to believe that anyone who has read your story is eagerly awaiting your next effort, and hopeful that it will be the sequel to The Last Ship
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1.0 von 5 Sternen verbose, pretentious and outright silly, 16. Juli 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Last Ship (Taschenbuch)
I ordered this book because other Amazon.com readers thought highly of it. It was dreadful. When I waded through the verbiage, I found a potentially interesting story marred by scientific implausibility and simplistic characters.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Poorly written, but a good read., 14. Juni 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Last Ship (Taschenbuch)
Brinkley was, perhaps, trying for profundity. Unfortunately, he failed. Throughout the book he employs a very strange sentence structure that, I think, is intended to show a seriousness of purpose. Instead, it is annoying, and makes for tedious reading.
It is interesting that some of the previous reviewers peg Brinkley as an ardent champion of women's rights. Although he does show an appreciation of the talents women can lend to the operation of a Navy ship, I don't think his views of women's supposed ruthlessness would be embraced wholeheartedly by many feminists.
Finally, though, he tells an interesting story. It seems, at times, implausible (would Big Ben really survive a nuclear blast? if drifting radioactive fall-out has covered all of Europe and Africa, why would the Mediterranean Sea be safe?), the endless philosophizing is wearisome, as is the gung-ho promotion of all things Navy, and the end is inexplicably abrupt, but all-in-all he does a good job capturing the reader's imagination.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Stick with Neville Shute, 22. Februar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Last Ship (Taschenbuch)
Brinkley labors to fully charecterize even the most peripherial figures in this novel. I was reminded of a creative writing class in which the assignment is to write 1000 words of description without any action. This excessive, often tedious "adjectivitis" has expanded what should have been a short story to over 500 pages. Additionally, the pictures of the crew that Brinkley paints are one dimensional and unbelievable: all the people on the ship seem to have been among the world's elite in every pre-navy activity, whether it was as a gymnast, jesuit, or ballerina. The random, unexplained plot "twist" at the end may have been Brinkley's attempt to capture a kind of hopeless angst; the meaninglessness of the denoument left this reader annoyed, particularly after having slogged through the aforementioned hyper description. I recommened that readers who seek a novel that reflects cold-war cultural anxiety choose Neville Shute's "On the Beach" instead.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A hard read, not an 'action-adventure', but worth it, 12. Juli 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Last Ship (Taschenbuch)
I will agree with a previous reviewer that Brinkley has a BAD habit of over-using some rather obscure terms. I will also concede that the book is VERY dry and introspective, and that it really doesn't have a long list of 'hero' figures to support. Lastly, the book is NOT Clancy-esque in its technical descriptions and situations, but it is accurate enough for the average reader. Having admitted these short-comings, however, I think it is also clear that Brinkly knows how to write. The dryness and the introspection of the first half of the book help pull the reader, willingly or not, into the character of the narrator (the ship's captain). This character MUST be dry and introspective... heavy issues weigh on his mind, and the reader will share them before the end of the book. While not a typical suspense novel, it has its share of that emotion as well, and the surprises can be like a stake to the heart for the reader.
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