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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.
Enjoyable reading for those of us interested in WW2 history. Good Follett stuff.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
I was so happy to learn more about Denmark's part in the war. You hear about the occupation and some about how the Danes saved almost all the Jewish Danes. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Petrea Galloway
excellent story from one of the great ones. a little on believability at times but always a good read and entertainingPublished 12 days ago by 10half
Typical Ken Follett. Second World War setting that he is so good at.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Follett is in my personal top 3 for fiction writers. love every book he has written and i've read nearly all i believe.Published 19 days ago by aaron
This was my first Follett and I found it to be predictable and pedantic and at times completely unbelievable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ravenous Reader