On a bit of a whim I checked my collection and found I was missing four of his books, I can only assume I'd leant them out and they've not been returned. So I've just ordered replacements and may start re-reading them.I'm re-reading ( intermittently) all his Discworld stuff for about the twiddly-umptyth time. Just finished Maskerade and now on Wyrd Sisters. Love all his work.
Totally agree with you on this. I read it last week and it was, as you say, unputdownable. Well written and seemed very authorative in their detail, both of tactics and equipment. Incidentally, I have just started ( on the basis of that book) another Greaney novel, 'Mission Critical' No idea if it is good yet, literally just read first page.Red Metal, Mark Greaney & Hunter Riply Rawlings iv (LtCol, USMC), 600 pages.
What can I say; absolutely stonking read, demolished it in 2 days because I could not put it down. Rawlings I have never read previously, Greaney is one of the newer authors who has done some of the Tom Clancy continuation books since the great mans death. Between the two of them they have produced an accurate (within OPSEC boundaries), magnificently crafted piece of military fiction with some believable characters suffering their own everyday foibles and problems.
The tale is around an overly ambitious Kremlin plot and features military action in both europe and Kenya. That is all I will say to not make a spoiler.
This is the same as Clancy at his absolute finest, well worth the read and on my own readability/enjoyment scale I give it an easy 5/5.
Mission Critical is the latest of his own 'Gray Man' series of books, so you have started at the tail end with those.Totally agree with you on this. I read it last week and it was, as you say, unputdownable. Well written and seemed very authorative in their detail, both of tactics and equipment. Incidentally, I have just started ( on the basis of that book) another Greaney novel, 'Mission Critical' No idea if it is good yet, literally just read first page.
A superb book I thought. One of the best about the Final Solution.I finally finished Final Solution - The Fate of the Jews by David Cesarani, which took some persistence. not because of the writing style, a saving grace, but the inevitable, page by page, tragedy. I persisted mainly because I wanted to find out more about three aspects of the Holocaust: how much the German civpop knew about what was going on (answer - plenty), how much local help the Germans got (answer - plenty) and what exactly happened to the scattered remnants of European Jews when the war ended (answer - generally they made their way home to find anti-semitism pretty much as it was pre-war).
I have the same issue with the film Ronin when DeNiro is ripping Sean Bean a new one...................."..........what colour is the boathouse in Herford"?I have today started listening to the Painting the Sand and it bodes well....... Except for one thing. The narrator (not the author, but speaking in the first person) is talking about 'his' dog, left behind in the UK. Named 'Sabot' after, he tells us, a piece of ammunition. That's pronounced 'Sa bott' apparently, with a hard T.
I know the bloke's just a hired voice who has probably never been near a tank in his life, but how difficult would it have been for the publishers to run the finished audiobook past someone, anyone, who has worn green for a couple of months.
A minor gripe, but it rankles.