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Hing for fear of giving away the surprising events It id ramp up significantly to the completely unexpected endingThis is not a war story as much as it is a story of friendship under extreme circumstances character ಜಯಂತ ಕಾಯ್ಕಿಣಿ ಕತೆಗಳು driven throughout often violent but always engaging and thought provoking I found it to be an excellent moving story haunting and evocative with some great edge of the seat momentsOverall a very good read OK So I wanted to like this book I really reallyid It had everything I like asylum WWII era historical fiction a good plot However This book just The Pidgin Warrior drug ON and ON and ON It was so slow moving and I found myself really not looking forward to reading it every time I had time to read It justidn t Baby to Toddler Month by Month. Simone Cave and Caroline Fertleman do it for me Very creative plot and had amazing potential for a thrillerjustidn t have the thrill aspect I wish I could have said I loved this book but sadly it was not all I was hoping for it to be tear Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Sometimes plots and ideas Babys on Fire don t just work for some readers This is one of those books for me The Alphabet House would make an excellent movie but as a book itoesn t uite fly The story starts with two English fliers in World War II They get shot Randolf Emmanuel Fontanilla (The Billionaire Boys Club, down and eventually after a series of events thato and Game for Life don t work find themselves in the Alphabet House a hospital for Nazi officers The two Brits Bryant and James never really seem to come alive as individuals They almost become interchangeable and it isifficult to pin მოთხრობები down their individual characters if any There are some supporting characters but they are by and large interchangeable The villains are the traditional Nazi villains The pacing at points seems off and the character of Lauren justoesn t work on many levels It s not a bad book and in many ways it is a good adventure story It would make a good screenplay because a film version would hide the lack of characterization I Flames of the Dark Crystal decided to read this book because I m a fan of Jussi Adler Olsen s Department mysteries and thought this standalone written prior to the Dep t books might be a good read As the story opens it s 1944 and World War II is raging English flyboys Bryan Young and James Teasdale are sent on a mission too aerial reconnaissance over Germany where they get shot One Night at the Lake down After some hide and seek with German soldiers Bryan and James make their way onto a German medical transport train throw off the bodies of a couple of Nazi officers and assume their identities They soon find themselves in a mental hospital called Alphabet House for shell shocked SS officials there Bryan and James must endure endless electroshock andrug therapy Though their mental illness allows them to remain silent Bryan and James are still in a very precarious situation if they re exposed as either Brits or malingerers they ll be killed immediately Thus they live in a constant state of anxiety and fearAs it turns Alphabet House seems to be chock full of Nazis faking mental illness One group of malingerers consists of officers who are in the habit of whispering at night bragging about murders they ve committed and their secret horde of riches These men are extremely suspicious of their fellow patients fearing someone might The Hero Next Door discover theireception and expose them Thus they watch everyone closely not hesitating to harass or even murder someone they suspect is faking Bryan and James come under intense scrutiny by these men and James especially suffers greatly at their hands This part of the book is very long and very isturbingEventually Bryan escapes from Alphabet House which is bombed soon afterwards by the advancing Allies Skip ahead to 1972 and Bryan is a wealthy successful physician who owns a pharmaceutical company and is happily married Bryan has never given up trying to find James however and when circumstances align he returns to Germany and travels to the town where Alphabet House was located There he comes across some people he knew in the mental ward and things take a very ramatic turn This section of the book is also very long and The Gnadiges Fraulein. disturbing In the prologue of the book Jussi Adler Olsen talks about his interest in mental illness and speculates whether faking a mentalisability can lead to the real thing He explains that his interests in both World War II and mental illness led him to write this book Jussi Adler Olsen being interviewed It s hard for me to rate this story because though it s well written and compelling the subject matter is Unscrewed distressing and many of the characters are sadistic andisgusting Thus I settled on 3 stars this just wasn t the book for me I ll probably stick to Jussi Adler Olsen s mysteries from now onYou can follow my reviews Ental American Musicians drugs The pilots’ only hope of survival is to fake insanity until the war ends but their friendship and courage are put to the ultimate test when James and Bryan realize they aren’t the only ones in the Alphabet House feigning madness Millions of fans around the world and in this country know Adler Olsen for his award winning Department series His first stand alone The Alphabet House is the perfect introduction for those who have yet toiscover his riveting wor.
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Confession time this novel has been on my TBR a long time It is the title that has been on my NetGalley shelf the longest The reason I reuested it was solely on the basis of the author as I thoroughly enjoyed his Dept series of mysteries This stand alone is a WWII historical mystery and the author s first novelWhy id I wait so long Well the book is very long over 500 pages and I was waiting to get in the mood for a WWII novel With all the sadness and chaos in the world it seems that lately I ve been in the mood for something a little less intenseThe first half of the novel is set Toyota Management System during World War II and the second half takes place thirty years laterCaptivit Two WWII British pilots are trapped behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany This is the story of theiresperate attempts of survival but can they survive with their lives and their sanityThe Alphabet House is one of those stories where I really have to ask myself where The Perfect Indulgence do authors get these ideas The story was so welleveloped and intricate every minute Stonebrook Cottage (Carriage House, detail fell perfectly into placeThe story is written in two parts Part oneeals with Bryan and James escape from their pursuers and their stay in The Alphabet House What is The Alphabet House You ll have to read it yourself to find out The second part of the book is set twenty seven years after the war and A Seductive Revenge deals with Bryan and James getting beyond the scars left by The Alphabet House Each part is a fantastic exciting story on its own the two together create an amazing unimaginable adventure This was a book that I hated to putownJames and Bryan were incredibly well California Living developed characters The author brought me well into theepths of each of their minds and he would switch points of view from one to the other And the bad guys well they are some of the sickest monsters that I have ever read about What makes them so horrible is that their characteristics are pulled straight from realityWould I recommend The Alphabet House AbsolutelyI received a copy of the book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Brian and James are two 20 year old Englishmen that are shot So Damn Lucky (Lucky OToole, down over Germany in WWII With aog patrol on their heals they frantically hop on a German train which contains SS officers that are ill They take the place of two of them yes they throw two men off the train to Wild Embers: Poems of Rebellion, Fire, and Beauty do it but at least one of them wasead and frantically try to Ryugakusei no tame no Kanji no Kyokasho SHOKYU 300 - 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In the tradition of Alan Furst the #1 international bestselling author elivers his first stand alone novel a psychological thriller set in World War II Nazi Germany and 1970s England British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo reconnaissance mission near Dresden Germany Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war When their plane is shot own James and Bryan know they will be.
But I found it to be an excellent and moving story haunting and evocative with some truly edge of the seat momentsOverall a very good read indeedHappy Reading Folks It s got evil Nazis and narrow escapes It takes place in a mental hospital staffed with soulless octors and nurses whose care is administered with eual parts cruelty It s got betrayal and a swift and certain A Curse of Kings death sentence for anyone suspected ofeception Add in a pair of World War II British pilots trapped behind enemy lines and faking mental illness to avoid capture So what s not to like Plenty as it turns out For most of the first 200 pages Bryan the novel s narrator is lying in a hospital bed feigning catatonia He listens as German Garfield Dishes It Out (Garfield, doctors appear toiscuss his condition but he s unable to understand a word of their language Whispered conversations in the night are meaningless to him but it s obvious a conspiracy among a few of the patients is Im a Narwhal developing Bryanoesn t know who is a potential ally or who might be plotting against him Even his co pilot refuses to make eye contact with him Bryan lives this way for almost a year An unbearable form of isolation for certain but I experienced very little of the main character s frustration or terror Instead I often felt removed from events as though they were being Madame Timide described by someone who was forced to testify but who was intentionally withholding the most horrendous particulars For example shock treatments are administered to patients on a seemingly random basis yet the reader is never taken into the treatment room and strapped to the table with the fully conscience narrator as he waits for the jolt that will throw his body into seizure and probably erase a part of the one thing that makes him who he is his memory My stepson spent a year at Virginia Military Institute Sometimes a sound would awaken him in the night and he lie there terrified that upperclassmen were coming for him to perform a expulsion ceremony known as Girl, Woman, Other drumming out Bryan however seems barely concerned that the Naziocs could be coming to perform their atrocities at any time The novel s pace actually improves in part two when Bryan returns to the site of the hospital after 25 years to confront his tormenters and find out what happened to his former friend and co pilot Unfortunately this is also where suspension of A South African Night disbelief becomesifficult to maintain At 461 pages this was a long read with lots of tell and too little show Thank you to Dutton and Goodreads for providing an ARC of this book for review While I received this from Netgalley a VERY long time ago in exchange for an honest review I ended up listening to this book on Audible4 starsThis is a tale of two booksThe first half of is mind numbingly monotonous and Bismillah Soup downright boring almost to the point of putting it on the DNF shelf The second part is exceedingly suspenseful complete with violent confrontations a touch of romance and a tale of revenge on a trio of monstrous villains Adler Olsen touches on the universal themes of the horrors of war man s inhumanity to man the corrosiveness of guilt and the cleansing nature of forgiveness This book was written in 1997 and it is easy to see that Adler Olsen hadn t yeteveloped the writing skills he पिंजर displays in his Department series Even still this is a worthwhile readThe Alphabet House is first seturing World War II Two Englishmen James Teasdale and Bryan Young bail out when their plane is shot Venous Catheters down over Germanyuring a reconnaissance mission In The Marines E-Mail Order Bride (The Heroes of Chance Creek, desperation they assume the identities of shell shocked German SS officers Assuming their roles too well they are confined to a mental hospital behind enemy lines How long will it take for their captors to realize that James and Bryan are imposters What effect will the pills and shock treatments that theoctors administer to their patients have on the British soldiers minds Can they escape from this hellhole The situation spirals out of control when three fellow inmates viciously turn on James and BryanThe second half is also set in Germany almost 30 years later Android Studio Application Development during the 1972 Munich Olympics In the second half the story really comes alive as the friendseal with the fallout of their imprisonmentThis book was obviously extremely well researched the Å Skrive Jus til Eksamen detail is magnificent horrifying and yet strangely fascinating The pacing and layout were cleverlyone the first half is slow moving and plodding allowing the story to unfold at a pace that allows the reader to almost experience what these two friends are going through It s very New Frontiers in Crustacean Biology disturbing but absolutely compelling you simply can t look away The second half is much faster paced and I m not going to say anyt. Executed if captured With an enemy patrol in pursuit they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers wounded on the eastern front In a moment ofesperation they throw two patients off the train and take their places hoping they can escape later But their act is too convincing and they end up in the Alphabet House a mental hospital located far behind enemy lines where German octors subject their patients to aily rounds of shock treatments and experim.
Jussi Adler Olsen is a Danish author who began to write novels in the 1990s after a comprehensive career as publisher editor film composer for the Valhalla cartoon and as a booksellerHe made his debut with the thriller “Alfabethuset” 1997 which reached bestseller status both in Denmark and internationally just like his subseuent novels “And She Thanked the Gods” prev “The Company Basher”