Friday, August 1, 2014

#ReviewShare #WorldWar #HistFic - The Deadly Playground, 1914 by Robert Carter @NovelRob

The Deadly Playground, 1914The Deadly Playground, 1914 by Robert Carter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This refreshing look at two men’s friendship and adventures throughout the First World War certainly made for compelling reading. Following their journey and the effects it has on them ensured I was always entertained, they say opposites attract and the stark difference between the two men’s lives proves that point emphatically. Beyond the contrast in wealth is a strong connection that is both endearing and fascinating to watch.

As a bit of a war history buff myself I feel it is worth mentioning the accuracy and detail the author uses throughout the book, clearly he has researched this period of time extensively and it really pays dividends in the story. It adds a realistic element to the book that definitely helps to hammer home the fact that these characters are involved in one of history’s most defining events.

Although the book is mainly focused on the two friends we are also introduced to the rest of the wealthy Barrington family, I felt this was a good idea by the author as it highlighted the difference between Jimmy and Stanley’s upbringing, it was also good to gain an insight into the life of one of the main characters.

Overall I found this book to be thoroughly entertaining. It flows well and the strong set of characters really elevates it to the next level, further instalments are planned and I for one cannot wait.

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.

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