All Clear (Paperback)
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Short Description for All Clear The thrilling sequel to BLACKOUT, and a superb WWII novel.
- Published: 12 July 2012
- Format: Paperback 800 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780575099326 ISBN 10: 0575099321
- Sales rank: 36,664
Reviews for All Clear
- Top review
Excellent and moving
I read both books - Blackout & All Clear - in sequence, and found myself experiencing a facet of WWII that I had not studied in depth before. The books vividly recreate scenes from people's lives and brave existence in England during the war, combining historical facts and fiction. The main characters - time travellers who find themselves "locked out" from returning to the future - slowly evolve and acquire the characteristics - and bravery - of the "contemps" around them. As less and less information is available, they must contend with worry and uncertainty, identifying with the citizens who have no preknowledge, but must carry on and do the best possible under dire and uncertain circumstances.
The books are moving and gripping, and many scenes are beautiful. Occasionally there are some sections that seem to be unnecessarily long and sometimes characters take actions that seem artificially haphazard and obscure(just to create added complexity and a sense of urgency). But many of the repeated patterns and descriptions give depth and a sense of reality that would not be achieved through simpler depictions . by Orley K. Marron