Pied Piper by Nevil Shute
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is my second Nevil Shute book this year. His writing style is so appealing - mellow, guileless story-telling at its very best. The book clarifies right from wrong over and over and over, again. This is so refreshing in the confusing times in which we now live. His characters are regular people doing the right thing and doing it gallantly. They have guts. They are selfless, decent, thoughtful types and they return to humanity that dignity which has been lost in the fog of political correctness and the speed of our modern, electronic age.
In this book and in all of his books, there is no uncalled-for foul language and there are no gratuitous carnal passages. While it is unpolluted in this way (thank you, Mr. Shute) it is never feeble, never dull. This story takes place (mostly) in France when the Germans invaded and overran the country in WWII. It is exciting! It offers an up-close and more personal perspective on what it might have been like for non-military adult and children in France at this time. You will love the uncompromising Mr. Howard!
I highly recommend this to book to all.
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