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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Review of: The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V.Egan

 The Bridge of Deaths

Synopsis

On August 15th 1939, at the brink of World War II, an English plane crashed and sunk in Danish waters. Five deaths were reported: two Standard Oil of New Jersey employees, a German Corporate Lawyer, an English member of Parliament, and a crew member for the airline. Here is a conceivable version of the events.

Review

 I will have to admit from the start that i didn't read this book all the way through.
I was asked to review this book as i have an interest in the supernatural. When this was mentioned to me i thought, brilliant, this will be right up my street. And to start with it was. There was a strong presence of the supernatural and i felt an instant connection with the way some of the feelings and emotions were described. However as the book went on i felt that it veered away from the link between the past and present being linked by the supernatural and got very stuck in all the political agenda's and happenings of that time.
About half way through there are a lot of descriptions of transcripts, letters, and peoples versions of the crash.
I understand that this was necessary for the history of the book, and the fact that it is written in the manner of a Historical account, but for me personally i found it very hard going, and i lost interest in all the schematics and politics of the situation. However having said that, i can't say that the story isn't interesting, and one day i will pick it up and get all the way to the end. But for the time being it is a book that i can only manage in small chunks.
If you are someone who understands the machinery of aeroplanes, has a fascination for the lead up to WWII and the politics behind that build up then this book could be of great interest to you.

I would give this book a 3 out of 5.

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