Official Review: The Warramunga's War by Greg Kater [February 2019 Book of the Month]

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Post by pixiestyx » 01 Feb 2019, 20:11

Glad to hear this is an easy-to-read book that will thrill fans of historical fiction. Lots of details, action, and suspense. I'm not a fan of the genre, but I'm sure your review will help readers who do enjoy the genre in deciding whether to read this or not. Great job!

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Post by JenniferIsle » 01 Feb 2019, 20:23

A fictional war story that engages fictional characters with historical figures makes the story compelling. The strong bond between two main characters adds additional depth to the story. The love story story surrounding Jacko and his love interest adds a slice of spice to the story.
I highly recommend people read this exciting book.

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Post by jeminah28 » 01 Feb 2019, 20:27

I agree with the guitar part. I tried it.

It seems that Cairo is dangerous because of full of strangers.
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Post by BeautySuzy » 01 Feb 2019, 20:43

Thanks for the review !
I like how the author devised the characters and details in the novel. Historical fiction is not my preferred type though.
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Post by todwyer01 » 01 Feb 2019, 21:24

From a sampling, this seems like an interesting spy story surrounding WWII. It was definitely worth a second look. Well done.

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Post by Ms_Bookworm » 01 Feb 2019, 21:26

This is a fantastic review - it's clear to that you enjoyed the book and your enthusiasm really shines through. I'm enthralled with Egyptian art and culture as well, so this sounds right up my alley. Your description of James and Jack makes me want to read on so that I can join them on their journey. :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by Aliblinks » 01 Feb 2019, 21:38

I am not really a fan to war, reading a book on war is like engaging in it.

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Post by handsomeVampire » 01 Feb 2019, 21:58

This review is beautifilly well written and it's such a good reference for folks like me who are beginners at writing books reviews, and the book seems interesting . I'd like to thank the author of the book and the one who reviewed it ♡

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Post by Quinto » 01 Feb 2019, 22:12

I like that the book focuses on efforts being taken to quell troublesome spots in the world, such as Syria and Lebanon. The reference to the lead characters embarking on intelligence gathering in Egypt is also something worth reading about, so are the references to cultural sites in Egypt. Nice review.

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Post by Rose Harebate » 01 Feb 2019, 22:21

I'm not a fan of historical fiction, but the fact that the book is fast paced and contain mysterious crime, and adventures have piqued my interest. Interesting review.

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Post by Shas F » 01 Feb 2019, 22:23

The Warramunga's War by Greg Kater deserves its place as Book of the Day again. It features Australian spy agents working against the Nazi troops under Rommel in the African battle fronts in World War 2. Fans of World War II historical fiction are transported to Syria and Lebanon and then to Egypt. Many of the books on World War II are focused on Europe. It's refreshing to read about the Middle East and African battlefronts in that theater of war. Also, it's good to read about how the war impacted other countries like Australia and how they helped in bringing down the Nazis. Rosemary Wright conveys well the good qualities of this fiction and why she enjoyed the book. This thriller is about two Australian spies who were assigned in Cairo, Egypt, to track down and neutralize German operatives in contact with Nazi commander Rommel at the North African and Middle East front of the war. In the first few pages, James and Jack are under fire from troops of the pro-Nazi French Vichi army. Here's hoping the book reaches many more readers!

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Post by Sh3rlockian » 01 Feb 2019, 22:33

Excellent review! You really captured the elements that make this book an exceptional historical fiction addition to my TBR pile! Historical setting, suspenseful tone, and quick wit writing styles are feasts of entertainment for readers of all audiences. Well done to the author on today's BOTD recognition!

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Post by AlphasFemale » 01 Feb 2019, 22:51

As someone who is not a big fan of historical books I probably would not be all that interested in this one. The one thing that dose get my attention is the fact that it is in Cairo Egypt. I actually am really interested in stuff that takes place in Egypt so that may be this book's redeeming factor.

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Post by jlan » 01 Feb 2019, 23:14

I've read series of books in recent time but as for this book the story is so fascinating. It is because were they send them. Haven't read extensively on Egypt about its rich culture and historical background sending those men (James and Jack) there especially as intelligence.

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Post by Susmita Biswas » 01 Feb 2019, 23:21

The Warramunga's War, written by Greg Kater. War, patriotism, adventure, spies are together is a powerful effect which it will leave in readers heart. No doubt it's a good story.

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