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The Winds of War

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

A Terrific Novel! A Great Read!

What a remarkable story. I read both the Winds of War and War and Remembrance. It was just fascinating. I didn't want it to end. You get lost in the story of the Henry family as they traverse all the events of WWII. There is romantic tension, adventure, thrills and more...
What a remarkable story. I read both the Winds of War and War and Remembrance. It was just fascinating. I didn't want it to end. You get lost in the story of the Henry family as they traverse all the events of WWII. There is romantic tension, adventure, thrills and more. The vivid descriptions of the concentration camps and what happened there made my hair stand up and saddened me very much. There was also a tremendous amount of factual information of real events that happened in WWII. So in that sense it was very educational. It was reminiscent of Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth and World without End in the way that it grabbed you and sucked you in to the story. I highly recommend both of these novels.

posted by jlv1634 on July 1, 2010

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2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Long and boring

Our book club chose this as the selection for this month. OMG! I've never read a more boring book in my life...and it's over 1000 pages! If you're really into war history (particularly WWII), you may have incentive to try to slog through this tome. It's very daunting. I...
Our book club chose this as the selection for this month. OMG! I've never read a more boring book in my life...and it's over 1000 pages! If you're really into war history (particularly WWII), you may have incentive to try to slog through this tome. It's very daunting. I'm only about 150 pages in and am still not engaged by the story or any of the characters. I doubt I'll finish reading it. I've rented the movie made from this book....it's pretty much just as boring as the book! Good luck finishing it.

posted by debz52 on December 21, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2007

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    Were it not for the few historical character profiles 'Hitler, Roosevelt, Churchill' & the few instances of analytical history, this is nothing more than a boring romantic novel. I was sorely disappointed. Captain Henry should either be the commander of the Star Ship Enterprise 'fantacy' or a garbage scow in New York harbor 'reality'. This is nothing more than a sappy bunch of crap disguised as history.

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