Review: THE POLISH OFFICER by Alan Furst

Christopher from Doolittle’s selected The Polish Officer by Alan Furst for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s a little of what he had to say:

Furst’s style is the most noticeable part of his work. Many scenes feel more like an impressionist painting than a photograph of historical events. A times this works very well, as in a scene describing a duel between a British Beaufighter and German anti-aircraft gunners over a Belgian port. At other times it feels a bit overly lyrical, like the repeated invocation of the blue-painted streetlights of wartime Paris. On at least on occasion, I found myself completely lost as to the meaning of a scene because of Furst’s elliptical prose.

Read the rest of his review here.

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