Sven Hassel

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  1. Anyone else read his books?
  2. Yep, read them as a kid, thought they were the dogs, always felt it was bit strange that he wrote in the first person though. Bit of a walt maybe?
  3. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    yes, I have quite a few here.

    if you imagine 'all quiet on the western front' if Motorhead had done the soundtrack, thats more or less it. worth a read mind.
  4. My Dad told me he read them when he was a young'un and broght me them all off ebay for £15.
  5. Yes i do, so far i've read legion of the damned, reign of hell, wheels of terror, monte casino and comrades of war. A great read and i would recconmend them to anyone who's into their war novels. Based on WWII from the side of the Germans.
  6. Yes. They were required reading for us. Along with J.T. Edson, Louis L'amour and Commando comics.

    What was it the Legionnaire used to curse?

    'Thuggery, Buggery, Incest and Rape...!'
  7. Always thought it was bit odd trying to follow the books in a chronicle as some characters would be dead only to repair in a later book. Good rading even if the stories are a bit OTT (the sub stories between chapters are very good though)
  8. I have read Legion of the damned,Wheels of terror and im half way throgh Monte cassino,the prison in the first book sounded terrible with all the experiments.
  9. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Same here! :D Along with the Biggles books,Leo Kessler, & Enid Blyyon when I was a laddy.
  10. Biggles was great i loved the film aswell.
  11. What was the name of Odins pig ?. Never did find out.
  12. I have to admit that I read all of them as a youngster and enjoyed every page. I started with Blitzfreeze and became hooked. It fueled an enduring interest in the Wehrmacht and much related WWII German stuff. They wouldn't have the same magic if I started reading them now but to a 13 year old they were fantastic. Sven Hassel had a combination of war, violence, sex, drunkeness and importantly, humour, that entertained me for years.

    I have done some Leo Kessler but they were always dull compared to Sven Hassel. Biggles was also OK but a bit dated and without the sex or random violence.

    I too had done the Google and wikipedia search for the author. The fact that he was a walt doesn't reduce the impact his books had on my teenage years.
  13. daz

    daz LE

    problem solved :D

  14. All of em.

    Best bit was Porta and his furs and flees!! pmsl. Cant remember which book it was though.

    And the bit were the devil visits the camp Kommandant, very funny.