Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Don't read this book
I haven't read a military history like this - both in content and quality of writing - since The Catcher was a Spy, the story of More Berg. Talty combines a historian's eye for detailed information with the pacing of natural storyteller. Even though we know the ending (at least in broad stokes), the book keeps the suspense high until the very last.
I want you to think it's a great book and read it. If I was as good a manipulator as Pujol, what I would do is talk about other books until you brought this one up, and then casually dismiss but in a way that kept your interest, and then you would tell me that you wanted to read it, and I would agree that yes, you are right, you probably should, what a great idea.
But I'm not that good, so just read it, if you have any interest in WW2, spies, deception, psychology, or human nature.