Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of 24 hours in the summer of , portraying all the participants in a terrifying drama, both in. The classic novel of the Second World War that relates in devastating detail the hour story of an allied bombing is a novel war. There are no. Listen to “Bomber” by Len Deighton available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Richard Burnip. Start a free day trial today and get your first audiobook free.

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I liked the subtle differences in the ways the Germans were written, compared to the British, too. Deighton sets out a varied array of characters and communities, all to be affected in their own way by just one of thousands of bombing raids that took place during World War Two. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

I liked the subtle diff A very different book, and one of most devastating books I’ve read. Photograph of a Lancaster Bomber.

Suddenly from the Liebefrau church there was a tremendous crash. Ultimately, it’s a story deoghton the bombdr between ordinary men and extraordinary machines in wartime a frequent theme of Deighton’s wartime works and the power they can give over the lives of others. By contrast, there are dozens of characters in Bomber of approximately equal importance, which causes serious difficulties – they tend to be introduced with dull and lengthy biographical sketches, holding up the plot, and it is hard for the reader to remember who is who.

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For me the most poignant moment came when the Germans learned which city was about to get bombed, and a crew of women set to work peeling potatoes – knowing that the soup kitchens would be filled that night with thousands of homeless civilians.


Black humour is usually something of a Deighton trademark, but here it seems to have been squeezed out by the serious nature of his intentions. Flight of the Intruder. Oberleutnant August Bach Brian Murphy Preview — Bomber by Len Deighton.

Homber takes on an ever-expanding number of viewpoints, and new characters are being introduced right up to the final pages. There is a certain detachment and distance lem the proceedings. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. This book doesn’t glorify war, it clinically depicts exactly what war is Deighton worked as an airline steward with BOAC.

In Bomber he has combined both talents to produce a masterpiece. At the beginning of the novel, however, there is spatial separation between the viewpoints, with the chapters alternating between British and Germans.

I would heartily recommend it to anyone who is an aviation nut the technical descriptions of the aircraft are fascinating, even to a relatively ill-informed person such as myself or appreciates well-written historical fiction, particularly about the Second World War.

Willi Reinecke Alice Arnold But in those bombs and bullets of the battle itself there are also forgotten details, that Deighton dares bring to life.

I love how the mundanity of the events portrayed in the early chapters starkly sets off the horror of the raid itself and while I have every respect for the bravery of the RAF bomber crews as does Deighton the book brings home just how brutal, cold-blooded and even murderous the concept of area bombing really was. This is a book that gave me nightmares aided by NyQuilland I say that admiringly. It is a night of horror that few will forget Deighton scores a bull’s-eye with this amazingly researched tale that you can’t put down.

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At the end of a Len Deighton kick. Mar 20, Terry Callister rated it it was amazing. A good read and detailed tale of the various characters on both sides of a bomber raid. Bomber is massively ambitious, which has led to many aspects of it better done by other authors.

From the prejudices of RAF officers, the workings of a bomber station, to the German radar installations on the Dutch coast and the small market town of Altgarten to suffers a heavy bomber raid. The bomber crews relax and prepare for the ordeal. It portrays all the p The classic novel of the Second World War that relates in devastating detail the hour homber of an allied bombing raid.

Deighton left England in Deighton tackles many themes in a subtle manner to include class warfare, sexism, bigotry and technology. October 25, Imprint: This is not the same as indifference. I must confess I had a harder time keeping the Germans straight in my mind, or at least trying to remember which one belonged to which flight crew.

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In telling this story, Deighton purposefully utilizes a sweeping, third-person omniscient point of view, which allows him to delve into the thoughts dsighton consciousness of any character he wants. Len Deighton – Bomber. Have to admit that a lot of the technical information sailed over my head although I did manage to get the gist of it and a lot of it became fascinating reading.