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Tom Clancy's EndWar #1

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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 May 25, 2010

    Typical video game book

    Not a great book. It had 2-D characters, bad writing stlye. Non stop action is the only reason that kept me reading. Overall not a good book.

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  • Posted March 17, 2009

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    If you want a glimpse at a possible future, read this (unless you don't understand army/gov't vernacular.

    Tom Clancy's Endwar is based on Ubisoft's bestselling game (that I don't have unfortunately). Anyway, it is a realistic fiction/mystery/science fiction story about a possible world war 3 future that pits the European Federation (EF) and United States against a new, improved, wealthy, and heavily armed Russia. Russia becomes one of the world's leading gas and oil supplier after it takes over land devastated by a nuclear exchange between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Soon they try to rebuild their military power to restore their land (motherland) back to true greatness). America, now wanting to stop the Russians before they start a predicted invasion, is given information by the EF and sends a Special Forces team to capture a Russian colonel named Pavel Doletskaya. Doletskaya is said to hold the key Russia's next invasion plan and the answers to these questions: What is Operation 2659 and who is Snegurochka? As the US and EF political leaders and military forces try to find a way to stop the Russians, battle is beginning and the outcome may not be pretty for all 3 countries. Overall, the book was interesting, however, hard to keep up with because of the constant switching between groups of characters and rising actions. If you like suspense and being kept on the edge, this book is for you.

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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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