- Taschenbuch: 384 Seiten
- Verlag: Ballantine Books (28. November 2000)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0449005585
- ISBN-13: 978-0449005583
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 2,4 x 17,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.813.417 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Force 10: USA vs. Militia (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 28. November 2000
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Ian Slater, a former defense officer for the Australian Joint Intelligence Bureau, is the author of the World War III series and the USA vs. Militia novels. He holds a Ph.D. in political science, has taught a wide variety of university courses in the humanities, and is the author of an acclaimed biography of George Orwell. He lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife, daughter and son, and Tiger, a very lazy cat.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
This is a typical Slater-Book. The characters from his previous novels are still in their roles. Everything happens in a "James Bond" Style: Rescue comes at the last second, action is always present. It is a book nice to read in between, especially if the reader is familiar with the WWIII novels written by Slater.
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From the reader's standpoint, the exchange of Slater's traditional commando protagonists for a new one carries with it one major problem: the new protagonist manages to see a novelful of action and interaction without ever once experiencing character development. At the end of the book, I still didn't feel I knew anything meaningful about him except what I knew in the beginning: that he was an ex-SEAL. Freeman and the SAS/Delta commandos, whose appearances here are brief, may be less than credible, but they are well developed. Poor trade from the reader's standpoint.
As ever, Slater demonstrates very good local geographical knowledge. He has corrected the tendency to misportray locals (mostly by not portraying them much), and is now much less prone to the monotonous repeating of a 'pet theme' than in past books. While the storyline isn't very plausible, it is at least pretty fast-moving and exciting--always a Slater strength. And he seems to have finally learned not to superimpose Australian slang on American characters. The title, it turns out, has hardly any real signficance as to the story.
Not a very charismatic book, but exciting enough to please most Slater fans. Worth considering, especially for readers of many Slater books who are tiring of the cast of characters that has been with us since the precursor _World War III_ series, but best read without high expectations.
good for those who have trouble sleeping but don't want to take a pill to dull them.