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The Final Storm: A Novel of the War in the Pacific

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14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Light At the End of the Storm

This story of the last two years of the war in the Pacific is embodied in the brutal struggle for Okinawa and the fateful use of the two atomic bombs to end the war with Japan. The voices in this historical novel are representative of those who were there. The commander...
This story of the last two years of the war in the Pacific is embodied in the brutal struggle for Okinawa and the fateful use of the two atomic bombs to end the war with Japan. The voices in this historical novel are representative of those who were there. The commanders on both sides as well as the average fighting men are represented by major characters in the book. The strongest story follows Marine Private Clay Adams through the horrific fighting on Okinawa. As in any book of history, it is not the final outcome that fascinates us, but the journey taken by so many to reach that point. The book follows the facts while providing personal touches through narration and dialog. The facts can be at once brutal and fascinating, mysterious and very enlightening, especially to a generation once removed from the world enveloping violence and the immediacy of living day to day. Looking into the past can at times make us sad. Do we really want to see how our parents generation had to live? Do we truly want to face what they had to face? Do we have the strength, let alone the wisdom to understand and learn from them. We think we want to know what life was like for them, who they were, what they experienced. But we must be aware that the past is often a Pandora's box with some very dark corners. When the truth is out in the light, the good and the bad, the pleasures and the unimaginable pain, the wonder and all the horrors may come with it. This is an excellent book for those who are looking for a realistic novel of the brutal war in the Pacific. Provided for review by the well read folks at Library Thing.

posted by Ronrose on April 29, 2011

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Jeff Shaara Fans should skip this book.

Jeff Shaara flopped on this book. He wasted to much of the book on mindless drivle about the people. you would think he could read their mind. Usually his interaction with the characters creates a bond with then going through their experiences. This book exchanges facts...
Jeff Shaara flopped on this book. He wasted to much of the book on mindless drivle about the people. you would think he could read their mind. Usually his interaction with the characters creates a bond with then going through their experiences. This book exchanges facts for fiction. He expounds on the first Atomic bomb mission and says almost nothing about the second or the fact that 1 plane was present at both bombings. i just hope Shaara's next book is more like his others.

posted by 5888186 on June 25, 2011

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