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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It tests the patience of the reader. Catch about the stresses and strains of being a pilot, and Slaughterhouse-Five about the effects of saturation bombing as experienced by P. But in those bombs and bullets of the battle itself there are also forgotten details, that Deighton dares bring to life.

deiggton As for his writing, it’s smooth as always, but the glibness he displays in his spy novels here becomes an unsettling detachment as he degihton the dismemberment, disembowelment, and disintegration of characters with whom the reader has just spent the last several hundred pages. This is an incredibly detailed look at the bombing of Germany, from both sides.

With documentary precision, he has created a powerful panoramic account of a bombing raid over the Ruhr during World War II.


Granted, this book is a work of fiction but based on careful research of actual bombing campaigns during the war. The author goes back and forth between the Germans and the RAF military most of whom are pilots. This part in particular is an example of what the back cover calls the book’s “cool, merciless detail which denies the reader the protection of distance or bombed.

I liked the style of writing.

They should make good traffic police. He piles on bombfr and specifications about the flight envelope of the Lancaster, the plotting techniques of German radar operators, the methods of Luftwaffe xeighton fighters, and the physics of white phosphorous.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? Apr 17, Nooilforpacifists rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ultimately, it’s a story about the relationship between ordinary men and extraordinary machines in wartime a frequent theme of Deighton’s wartime works and the power they can give over the lives of others. Superstitions, rites, and rituals are respected as the combatants ready themselves. He also wrote travel guides and became travel editor of Playboybefore becoming a film producer.

He is a heroic flyer, loved by his men, but a man who is at breaking point after multiple missions over enemy territory. In its deightin style, it is unique. Want to Read saving….

Twenty-four hours in the air war. It brings home in brutal detail the reality of the bombing campaign in Bmober. Taste for the grisly?


Bomber by Len Deighton. An amazing and very wrenching novel. Refresh and try again. Have to admit that a blmber of the technical information sailed over my head althoug Wasn’t too sure about this novel when I started it.

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There are successes and failures, survival and death as well as thos Many readers and whoever wrote the description for this book call it a book of war. He has since used his drawing skills to illustrate a number of his own military history books.

Neither side is favored in this work. The touchstones novels about Second World War bombing are both American: This audiobook can be listened to on: Mar 20, Terry Callister rated it it was amazing.

Bomber by Len Deighton

At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. There is deughton certain detachment and distance to the proceedings.

It reproduces a detail from Turner’s painting ‘Fisherman at Sea off the Needles. Sparks flew into the air for a thousand feet and the windows flashed red.