- Paperback: 204 pages
- Publisher: Authorhouse (June 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1587218658
- ISBN-13: 978-1587218651
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,193,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Conquest and Defeat: An Alternative History of World War II
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The characterizations tend toward extreme stereotyping, technological progress has a tendency to leap introductory phases, and climactic turning points are rushed past without any dramatic tension. The few cases where a character is given a solid introduction usually end with "then the battle started. The Americans win handily." The character is then never seen again. I never felt the sort of tension I felt in most WW2 history books, where troops felt like they needed to adjust to combat reality, or that the enemy could actually win.
Basically, this book badly needs an editor, and a few more drafts.
This book reminds me of something that may have been written by a 6th grader with a fairly good understanding of history and rich imagination. The premise of the book is badly under-researched, and the names of geographical locations are horribly mangled. The plot has no continuity, jumping from one scene to another without any bridges; it is a common occurence for the book to have actions that should have been different chapters separated by no more than a period. Grammar and spelling are atrocious, making a reader stumble through sentences and turning the process of reading into slow torture. From now on, I will stay away from self-publishing titles until I had a chance to page through them in a library.
I found the book doesnt work as a novel and poorly written compared to the above books,and doesnt grab your attention in detail.
If it had been personalised with deeper characterisation and more depth then this book could have been a lot better.In its defence it has a very good premise which could have been the basis of an outstanding novel if it could have been re-written.
It shows how bad my opinion of this book must be for me to consider selling it only two weeks after buying it.