5 October, 2013
A lot of people have read a lot of Alistair Maclean. A lot of times you'll hear talk of his books which were converted to movies. This one however gets missed, and truly this is THE one not to miss.
I still consider this his best novel. The characters are brilliant, the setting so real, and the book has so many turns. Before reading this, I had no context on the Murmansk convoys. After reading this, I set up discovering what they were, and if real men had endured the conditions depicted in this book.
The characters are almost real, the conditions deplorable, and half way through the book I felt like I had been transported there. Do read this, simply because despite being Maclean's first book, personally this is his best book.
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