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Paperback Night over Water Book

ISBN: 0451211472

ISBN13: 9780451211477

Night over Water

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett takes to the skies in this classic novel of international suspense. Set in the early days of World War II, Night over Water captures the daring and desperation of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances--in prose as compelling as history itself. . . . September 1939. England is at war with Nazi Germany. In Southampton, the world's most luxurious airliner--the legendary Pan Am Clipper--takes...

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6 ratings

Exciting novel by one of my favourite authors

Wonderful cast of characters with a story line that keeps you wanting more. I was sorry when it ended and that says volumes.

Seems like a ghost writer.

I have read about 3 of his books so I am not an expert. However, this does not have the depth of his other books. Just seems like he did not really write it. It is not a "sit on the edge of your seat" book. It seemed slow. The characters seem to lack the depth he uses in other books. Maybe it was one of his first. But Eye of the Needle was and had great reviews... I have not read that one.

Follett never ceases to amaze..

Once again, Follett weaves an intricate tapestry using history as its background. He has an uncanny ability to use real settings in historical times as a backdrop for rich, entertaining characters.As with any follett book, the characters are what drives the story. This is a story of people who seemingly have nothing to do with each other. The reader will see, as the story progresses, that all the people in the book are tied together in ways they can't possibly imagine.Each character is beautifully written as are the various relationships that form throughout the book. And the ending! Talk about a page turner.I've read many of Follett's books and this one is definetly up there with A Dangerous Fortune. It might not be as majestic as Pillars of the Earth (my personal favorite Follett book and my favorite overall book that I've ever read to date), but it's just as entertaining.

One of the best of its genre!

I could not put this book down and just spent a very pleasant July 4th weekend reading it. Follet is an excellent storyteller, making this more than just another spy novel.The glamorous setting of the Pan Am clipper in 1939 is illustrated with vivid description- allowing the reader to truly feel the plane. Follett creates an ensemble plot with diverse characters with interesting backgrounds and now intersecting lives. This novel is very well written with lots of twists, great dialogue. I didn't want it to end and recommend it highly!

,...spies and Nazis

Yet another gripping story by Ken Follett. On the eve of the outbreak of WW2, a clipper ship of the Pan American Line is due to fly from England to New York. These massive flying boats are the epitome of luxury and passage can be afforded by only the wealthy. It's a mixed bag on this trip-an aristocratic family who have been forced to leave England because of the fathers fascist views, a petty crook,an eloping couple who are being pursued by the womans jealous husband and various others.It's a gripping and exciting tale, well written in the Follett style and a good,fast,satisfying read.

The Clipper

It is a thriller with much new information about how Boeings' ugly duckling took from water to flight. Well all ducklings know how to swim and how to fly. They should have come up with "Duckling" rather than with "Boeing" or "Airbus". The Clipper is a sea-going vessel that becomes airborne. It can only land in tranquil water or burst to pieces. It cannot land on the ground... hey, ugly duckling! It wasn't so ugly, because it had more luxury than any of our modern passenger crafts. Would I have flown with it? Heck, no! But nobility, snobility, and greedability enter in 1939 to fly or hijack such craft? You bet on it! Even then..... Hijacking is just a modern word for bucaneering, pirating etc. Clippers have throughout history been prone to it whether on water or in the air. This is a Ken Follett masterpiece. ...
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