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Follett, an old pro at World War II storytelling, vividly evokes the period, creating a sense not of historical re-creation but of urgently unfolding news. His cast of characters is memorable, including Harald Olufsen, a brainy 18-year-old pulled into the Resistance half against his will, and--typically for Follett--several central, well-drawn women. The plot does have some predictable elements: for example, from the time Harald first encounters a tiny wood-and-linen biplane called a Hornet Moth, half-rotted and stored away in a Danish barn, we know that it will heroically take to the skies. Then, when the very outcome of the war begins to turn on Harald getting a certain roll of film from Denmark to England, well... you can see where things are headed. But it's great fun to watch them develop, and Follett throws in just enough unexpected shocks to keep you off balance. Though it lacks the intensity of Eye of the Needle, Follett's finest and best-known book, Hornet Flight offers generous helpings of suspense and a climax that could hardly be more satisfying. --Nicholas H. Allison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
As usual Ken Follet writes a good book. Found this book easy to read and made good holiday reading.Published 9 days ago by new reader
The best keen follett novel I've read yet, clever and tragic, without ever a dull moment. Fantastic all the way through, just like every other novel I've read by this great writer. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
It's a great novel. The only complaint for me is that it is too short in comparision to other Ken Follet books :)Published 20 days ago by Panda Security
I enjoyed the story of the resistance in Denmark connected with England...but it was a bit sophomoric ...maybe would be enjoyed by the older Harry Potter crowd... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Kay Heatherly
Good and easy read. Keeps you interested. Another of Ken Follett's array of good books and stories of WW2.Published 1 month ago by Dave Hiller
Far from Ken Follet's best. The plot seemed rather contrived and the action more like something from the Boy's Own Adventures. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jim Arymar
I know that this book has a theme that is a lot earlier than the ones I have been reading by Ken Follet but I not only enjoyed reading it but actually related to some of it as I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MIKE K