A Page-Turner Apr 12, 2008
I have read for enjoyment every single night for as long as I can remember. I am 58-years-old. I have read the classics as well as current fiction and non-fiction. I 'discovered' Steven Pressfield in 1998 with "Gates of Fire." Ten years later, I say with conviction that Mr. Pressfield is the master of historical fiction. That is saying a lot with the number of talented and critically acclaimed writers who offer us their work in this genre. I almost hate to admit it, but "Killing Rommel" is better than "Gates of Fire" and firmly establishes Mr. Pressfield at the top of the class.
"Killing Rommel" is a fast-paced, page-turning adventure of the Long Range Desert Group LRDG and its mission to cut off the head of the snake, to kill Field Marshall Erwin Rommel the genius behind the German success in North Africa during WWII. You will not find a better tale of heroism during this critical engagement upon which the outcome of WWII potentially revolved.
The characters are ordinary men who volunteer for extraordinary duty and rise to the challenge. You will not forget them, nor will you forget the LRDG. This is the stuff that legends are born from. Steven Pressfield has scored another triumph. Your time will be well spent with "Killing Rommel." If you are a Pressfield fan, you'll love this; if you are new to the Pressfield 'histories,' this will hook you and encourage you to read them all.