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Posted November 21, 2006
When I first thought the idea when it came to my head, that I should read saving private ryan because it was such a great movie, I though I should read the book, it being so good or whatever, well it ended up being more than a poor choice. Literally. I when I read it to the beginning up to about 60 or 70 pgs, I was highly disappointed because it had alot of uncessary cussing and the characters seemed too unreal and unusaul for me, especially in life-death situations and they act like nothing is really happening when guys are innocently being blown to pieces. And I am more than sure max allan colling knows his stuff about world war two, especially, but it just doesn't seem too professional. I also believe, that the only way it became really popular was by the movies because it had a good screenplay writer and a movie directer, spielburg! So, maybe that's how it's so great and realistic, but I personnaly think the book was just awful. I got frustrated and angered of the way it was presented. I am sorry for you saving private ryan fans to hear this, but that is what I feel and say directly about the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 10, 2006
Saving Private Ryan is a good detailed book. It tells the background of Captain Miller's squad. Also, tells additional information on WWII. It also tells about the German side of the story. It is a real good book. I reccomend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 28, 2006
This is such a great book and just totally more than awsome. I've read this book more than once and its just sad but very detailed and descriptive and just one of the best historical facts and fictional character type of book! I really recommend this book for anyone if your interested in it and its just outstanding! Theres is nothing really I could say for such a great book, heart-breaking!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 22, 2005
Saving Private Ryan is a great book. The assignment that is given to Captain John Miller and his soldiers is creative and interesting, and feels like it could really happen. Captain Miller has been ordered to retrieve a paratrooper who has been missing in action since landing behind enemy lines. Many of you will remember the Sullivan brothers- five brothers all killed in one battle. Private Ryan is the youngest of four brothers. Three of these brothers have already been killed in action. Miller and his squad must bring Private Ryan home alive, or face a repeat of the previous tragedy. However, to do so they must journey behind enemy lines. Life during the war is depicted in brutal detail. Horrible secrets of a soldier are revealed. The reader will feel like they can relate to the characters by the end of the book. Captain Miller¿s tactics are brilliant. I liked Miller¿s reasoning, impressive thinking, and his efficiency in battle. The way he found a way to relate to every one of his soldiers made me want to keep reading. Each one of the characters will reveal more of themselves as the book goes on. How they develop will capture a reader¿s attention.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.