Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of 24 hours in the summer of , portraying all the participants in a terrifying drama, both in. The classic novel of the Second World War that relates in devastating detail the hour story of an allied bombing is a novel war. There are no. Listen to “Bomber” by Len Deighton available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Richard Burnip. Start a free day trial today and get your first audiobook free.

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Please review your cart. Before he began his writing career he worked as an illustrator in New York and, inas an art director in a London advertising agency. To say that Sam and his men are the main characters would be a mischaracterization.

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Long before this, another HE shell passed through the elevator hinge-bracket on the tail and blew part of the servo trim tab assembly into the rear turret with such force that it decapitated the rear gunner. Jan 08, Darrin rated it it was amazing. Bomber is a novel of war. A story of a night-time RAF raid over Germany told from the point of view of the aircrew and the German civilians and soldiers on the ground. A short list of the hundreds of characters would include: Taste for the grisly?

Neither are the citizens without flaws, as they funnel stolen and looted goods into their own pockets. Oct 03, Geof rated it liked it. Characters which are hard to forget.

October 25, Imprint: Again the dustcover is designed by Raymond Hawkey, who’d designed all the book covers for Len Deighton since his writing career began. This is an incredibly detailed look at the bombing of Germany, from both sides.


Deighton takes the time to describe many of these fatalities in clinical detail, as though writing an autopsy. The stress is on war.

This research paid off in spades: Published May 28th by Harper first published April 1st His knowledge of British and German fighter planes gets a bit monographic at times, but I’m guessing it fascinates military An exhaustive and, to some extent, exhausting fictional account of a British bombing raid on a German town in mid Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of twenty-four hours in the summer of On any given page, the point-of-view might shift between two or more characters.

Still it is also a book about war, at least 24 hours of it.

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I liked the subtle diff A very different deignton, and one of most devastating books I’ve read. Jun 08, Mike rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Sgt Jimmy Grimm Russel Floyd Recommended to rabbitprincess by: Life had got out of control. Expertly written, fast paced and gripping.

Deighton worked as an airline steward with BOAC. He briefly resided in Blackrock, County Louth in Ireland.

The whole aeroplane rattled and vibrated with the power of the piston engines. A frighteningly accurate yarn of British bombers unloading their fury over WWII Germany as Deithton night fighter pilots attempt shoot them out of the skies.

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To him it seemed like four hours… Here, a dying church in Altgarten: Twenty-four hours in the air war. It reproduces a detail from Turner’s painting ‘Fisherman at Sea off the Needles. This second is a problem even in War and Peacethe most famous “cast of thousands” novel. Have to admit that a lot of the technical information sailed over my head althoug Wasn’t too sure about this novel when I started it. Many readers and whoever wrote the description for this book call it a book of war.


It is a night of horror that few will forget Powerful and often harrowing, but definitely not one to miss for those interested in the stark realities of history. Corporal Ruth Lambert Jack Boomber Keen on the way that munitions truly operate?

This is an amazingly effective tactic. The idea of Bomber is to de Originally published on my blog here in February Despite the meticulous planning, things go wrong immediately: The personal interaction of husband and wife, lovers, comrades, neighbors and friends add much to this story. He is not using Bomber to seighton the rightness or wrongness of the Allied air campaigns over Germany or Japan.

Molten lead had been dripping on to the firemen deihhton for some minutes. The author gradually draws you in until you are entwined in the lives of each and ddighton character: From the prejudices of RAF officers, the workings of a bomber station, to the German radar installations on the Dutch coast and the small market town of Altgarten to suffers a heavy bomber raid.

Jan 03, SL rated it it was amazing. It brings home in brutal detail the reality of the bombing campaign in WW2. Before a single bomb falls, you must push through dozens of subplots, as these people make their unknowing journey to doom.