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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.
Totally entertaining. One page led to the next with excitement and/or adventure on all. I felt as if I were the lead character. Read morePublished 25 days ago by John M
Simply amazing. Very detailed and accurate. One is constantly kept in suspense and Ken Follettt is at the top in keeping such high quality writing for the reader who finds it hard... Read morePublished 1 month ago by audguy
I loved it. As usual, I learned something from this book as I do with all of his books. This was exciting all the way through.Published 1 month ago by pat
What a gem. Loved it. Ken Follet never dissapoints. If you enjoy Follet's WWII novels, you will not be dissapointed.Published 1 month ago by Alfredo F. Lacayo
What an inspiring novel this is but then all of Ken Follett's books are. His research and knowledge result in a book it is hard to put down. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda