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Book Note: W.E.B. Griffin, Under Fire

I read this book about 26-Jan-2002. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2002. This note was last modified Saturday, 03-May-2014 21:46:27 PDT.

This is book 9 of the "The Corps" series.

This note does not contain major spoilers for the book.


Hey, a new W.E.B. Griffin book!

This time he's moved the Marine story up to Korea; wonder if that means he's done telling about WWII? Moving up to Korea has the interesting aspect that it now overlaps with Brotherhood of War. There's some time spent there around MacArthur and his staff, particularly his pilot. Griffin has avoided allowing the universes to intersect; the same airplane is present in this book, but the pilot is specifically identified as somebody else. I was a bit dissappointed; I really wonder how Ken McCoy would have gotten along with MacMillan.

Like the last few Marines books, this one isn't that good a story; it's more a piece of history cast as fiction (with fictional characters added). I seem to have gotten used to that; I like history.

There's only one of the horrid copy-editing errors (and, of course, authorial errors) I've been finding far too often in his books (that I noticed, at least). The sign outside Ken McCoy's quarters early in the book is obviously wrong; and when it's referred to later in the past tense, the reference is to what the right sign would have been.

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