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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Deithton started rather slow for me. This audiobook can be listened to on: It details the actions and results of the actions for both German and RAF bombers. Bomber 1 3 Feb 18, Each exploding shell hung a new black smudge in the sky but the old smoke did not disappear, it slowly turned brown and the air around them was blotched with smelly smoke like a three-dimensional disease.

And, as mentioned above, there are a lot of characters. He had his name removed from the credits of the film, however, which was a move that he later described as “stupid and infantile.

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One that is a brilliant read and thrill ride of literature that Deighton is most suited for creating. Mar 20, Terry Callister rated it it was amazing.

He uses it to express the conclusion that in war, all humans are victims of machines. The quality of the author and his writing style is evident in that you feel for every single character, every single situation, you are encapsulated in every moment, you feel the exhilaration, the devastation, the joy, the pain, the relief and ultimately at the end you fully appreciate what deightn in wartime situations go through, and the real power of the book is that this was only one tiny clippet, one day, one bombing raid, one tiny little bit of what was a long, bloody, devastating war.


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There is very little inward soul-searching about the nature of man as he indulges his ultimate trade. The book worked extremely well as a BBC Radio 4 play, which was broadcast in real time over one day on the sixtieth anniversary of the end of the war to recreate the effect of listening lwn a real bombing raid play out.

This is a book that gave me nightmares aided by NyQuilland I say that admiringly.

I have to believe deihgton anyone that lived through these events would readily relate to the feelings and actions portrayed by the characters brought to life by Deighton. Jul 13, Paul rated it really liked it. Bomber is massively ambitious, which has led to many aspects of it better done by other authors.

Have to admit that a lot of the technical information sailed over my head althoug Wasn’t too sure about this novel when I started it. There are simply those who remain alive, and those who die.

This is surprisingly effective, and as each successive event is dissected, the pointlessness and barbarity A brutal read this. There are no victors, no vanquished. Degihton instruments shuddered and the figures on them blurred.

There are successes and failures, survival and death as well as thos Many readers and whoever wrote the description for this book call it a book of war. There are no heroes and there are no winners Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A Murder of Quality.

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Flight deightkn the Intruder. Again the dustcover is designed by Raymond Hawkey, who’d designed all the book covers for Len Deighton since his writing career began. But I did also have trouble remembering some of the British crews’ airplanes like who flew in “The Volkswagen”, who had “Joe for King”so perhaps some of the inattention came from simply reading too fast.


Bomber – Plot summary A story of a night-time RAF raid over Germany told from the point of view of the aircrew and the German civilians and soldiers on the ground. A Small Town in Germany.

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Before he began his writing career bombed worked as an illustrator in New York and, inas an art director in a London advertising agency. Retrieved from ” https: Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

Then there is the Burgomaster of Altgarten, whom we follow through an endless-seeming day of petty maneuvering through Westphalian politics. 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.

The equivocation in the storyline, focusing on the impact of bombing on the German civilians as well as the fights in the air, did cause consternation upon its publication. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not bombeg rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Even with all of this brilliance, Bomber did not make the shortlist for the Lost Man Booker.

Falling from 16, feet at miles per hour his body’s terminal velocity he hits the ground in 90 seconds and makes an indentation 12 inches deep.