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Meanwhile, across the United States, from Pensacola, Florida, to San Diego, the military is marshaling its forces. Steel factories and fuel refineries are operating around the clock. New recruits are enlisting and undergoing rigorous training exercises - all for the opportunity to strike back and drive the enemy from American soil.
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By N. Gray on 06-01-18
Couldn’t stop reading...
I found a number of annoyances about this book, but thoroughly enjoyed it anyway. Some of the characters were really notable, others seemed 1 dimensional. The research that went into this is very evident, from the description of Oahu’s geography, to the aircraft, to the racial tensions and how they might have evolved, to the mundane details like the zebra doves. I’m sure Turtledove spent a lot of time here on Oahu. There is a lot of annoying repetition- he takes a great point and pounds it into a cliche. He also really overused the racist slurs - accurate to the time I’m sure, but it gets gratuitous the 50th time you hear “slanty-eyed monkey”. It just felt unnecessary.
The performance is ok. Probably wouldn’t matter to most, but the pronunciation of Hawaiian place names is just plain wrong a lot of the time. The Japanese pronunciation is better but not good. Otherwise, though, the performance is fine.