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Tom Clancy's EndWar #1

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Excitement and Entertainment

David Michael's novel EndWar, created by Tom Clancy, is about a future world engulfed in the flames of World War III. In the story, the global balance of power is altered by two major events: one, the independent European states in the European Union become a unified co...
David Michael's novel EndWar, created by Tom Clancy, is about a future world engulfed in the flames of World War III. In the story, the global balance of power is altered by two major events: one, the independent European states in the European Union become a unified country known as the European Federation, and Saudi Arabia and Iran attack each other with a nuclear assault that destroys the Middle East's oil supply, resulting in Russia becoming the worlds leading oil supplier, and in turn a rich military power. Seeking complete global dominance, an imperialist Russia begins a war with the U.S. and European Federation. During the early stages of the war, where the story begins, a U.S. Special Forces team is sent behind enemy lines in Moscow to kidnap a Russian officer who can tell the American's about a new mysterious invasion that Russia is known to be planning. The Americans and Europeans are then thrown in to a race against time to uncover the secrets of Operation 2659 before it is too late.
I found the book personally to be exciting and suspenseful. The imagery was sufficient and the book easily pulls you into the futuristic and brutal battlefields of World War III. Even if you have no knowledge of military weaponry the book cradles you with concise descriptions of the vehicles, aircraft, and missiles that may trip you up if you can't picture them. The downside to the novel was that the literary aspects of it like vocabulary, dialogue, and characters were all so elementary and basic to the point of almost being unprofessional. Despite this, the book makes for a very entertaining, 400 page non-stop thrill ride.

posted by Samuel44 on September 28, 2009

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Good but Cliche

Overall I thought the book was a fun read with an interesting setting with a futuristically savvy take on World War Three. But that said I also thought it was terribly cliche. The dialogue is grossly over the top and expected, along with characters. Some I found interes...
Overall I thought the book was a fun read with an interesting setting with a futuristically savvy take on World War Three. But that said I also thought it was terribly cliche. The dialogue is grossly over the top and expected, along with characters. Some I found interesting, but most of them served as nothing more than stereotypes of military positions. The story was fairly good simply due to the setting, which is one of the most original ones of a future world war that I found highly interesting. However, the abundance of terrible cliches throughout make it out to be a simple read thats only slightly rewarding to finish.

posted by cjruland on July 2, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2008

    For Military Buffs

    End War is about the breakout of a World War III, in which Iran and Saudi Arabia nuke each other apart, and Russia dominates the oil industry. For me, it was a little tough to read, but would be perfect for military buffs. In fact, I only recommend this book for military buffs and people who understand the way things work in the military. For a military series, it was good, but it just wasn't up my alley all the way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2008

    increasingly suspenseful

    This book was amazing. I am a hardened video game book reader or whatever you want to call it. Also a die hard gamer. It seemed for every person who dies in this book its a whole new level of intensity. Non stop action and it kinda gets you thinking those end of the world 'what-ifs'? a good fast read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2008

    Does Tom Clancy even read the book before he puts his name on it?

    It's not like a real Tom Clancy book. A real Clancy book (written by him, not using his name) included knowledge of the way the military works . His books showed that he did his homework to make a fictional story include logic and strategy that's really used in the military. This book is baseless. It's like a B rate war movie...'he did what any red blooded American would do... he stood up and ran right at them with guns blazing..' How 'bout, he put the book down and found something else to read!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2008

    Pretty Good, but not satisfying enough

    EndWar was good, but not an amazing novel that will leave you 'begging' for more, when you are done. That's not to say that it is a book that you force yourself to finish. It's not much of a thriller. There aren't really any big shocking surprises, and its not that much of a thriller. Sure there are those parts where someone is about to die, or is miraculously saved, but there's no big shock that makes you put down the book for a second and just think. Its more of a military story than a thriller. There is to be a video game, and the book is the first in the End War series. If it's tied in well with the other books and paints a bigger picture, then this will be great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2008

    Amazing

    I thought that this book was the best book that I've ever read it was a compeling book that left you will the will to fight. It was jam packed with interesting well writing topics that I loved. So read that book!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2008

    great great book

    you read the first few chapters and the book is filled with action man i meen it would be bad to have ww3 but you have got too read this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2008

    Typical Torture Works novel

    I couldn't get past the first 25 pages of this book. How typical it was to see the 'interogator' get mad at the smug Russian Colonel. When the Russian pushes her buttons too far he gets socked in the face and threated with more torture. Everything that is wrong with the Might is Right approach we as a society are adopting. If you live in a world where waterboarding is a dip in the pool have at this one. It will be right up your alley.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

    awsome book

    one of the best books that is based on a video game i have ever read. i can not wiat for this game it will kick butt.The funny thing about the book is his name is the first thing you see but he did not write it David Michales wrote it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2007

    Book sounds awesome

    The title sounds great and i like to read futuristic stories and i am sure tom clancy will make the book super exciting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2008

    TOM CLANCY IS SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this book is gonna be one of the best books he has written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2008

    Fans of a great war story

    I won't say how it ends because I only read a few chapters, but I will say it takes place during WWIII 20??, but so far it a great story and if you haved played a Tom Clancy game then seeing the story will or might be easy for some people, and as far as the 'bestselling game' I check Game Shop and it won't be out till Sept. 2nd

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