Black Star Rising

Black Star Rising

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by Robert Gandt
     
 

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Award-winning military adventure writer Robert Gandt's novels have been hailed as "the next best thing to being in the cockpit" (Stephen Coonts). Now former naval aviator Gandt's fighter pilot hero Brick Maxwell takes command of the ultimate flying weapon--and lands in the front lines of America's newest war...

Overview

Award-winning military adventure writer Robert Gandt's novels have been hailed as "the next best thing to being in the cockpit" (Stephen Coonts). Now former naval aviator Gandt's fighter pilot hero Brick Maxwell takes command of the ultimate flying weapon--and lands in the front lines of America's newest war...

Editorial Reviews

Wayman Dunlap
Gandt is a rare treasure, a Navy jet jock with the rare gift of being able to tell a compelling story in a believable and exciting manner that leaves the reader exhausted at the end.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044531598
Publisher:
Robert Gandt
Publication date:
05/13/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
449,176
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Gandt is a former naval officer and aviator, an international airline captain, and a prolific military and aviation writer. He is the author of thirteen books, including the novels The Killing Sky and Black Star Rising and the definitive work on modern naval aviation, Bogeys and Bandits. His screen credits include the television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold. He and his wife, Anne, live with their airplanes in Spruce Creek, a flying community in Daytona Beach, Florida. You may visit his website at www.gandt.com

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Black Star Rising 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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I'm sorry to say I didn't like this book. The writing is flabby. There is a pedestrian, plodding quality about it, that reads more like a lecture than a thriller. It has no cutting edge. It does not move. It is all fat and no muscle. Gandt makes the classic mistake throughout the book in telling us instead of showing us. Gandt tells us a great deal. He tells us a lot of facts and statistics about naval aviation, for example, but he fails to show us, or to paint a picture for us. He fails to show readers how it all comes together, fails to give us great, moving action scenes. Many times during reading the book I found I was being patronized by the author when I should have forgotten that I was even reading, and instead become totally caught up in the exciting action being presented. Not here, though. A good writer would have had this effect, but not Gandt. The effect on me was just the opposite. I don't want to buy what I expect to be an exciting action novel only to find I've bought myself a college textbook on the navy or on airplanes. But that's just what I got here. I am not going to make this mistake again.