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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Dive in the Sun
  • Douglas Reeman
  • English
  • 20 December 2016
  • 9780099070504

9 thoughts on “Dive in the Sun

  1. Nooilforpacifists Nooilforpacifists says:

    Ugh This probably is the last Reeman I hadn't read and among the worst Starts fine; interesting mission but devolves into a series of sine wave jeopardies that are solved before they scare Doesn't help that there's not a single sympathetic character

  2. Colin Colin says:

    I used to buy Douglas Reeman books from a local charity shop when I was student devour them over a weekend and then re donate them But I hadn't read any for a while until recently I picked up his first book; A Prayer For The Ship This first novel loosely based on Reeman's wartime experiences in torpedo boats oozes with authenticity and is well worth a readHaving done so I thought about having another go at some of his other books Naturally I moved on to Dive In The Sun his second published novelWhat a disappointment With his own experiences exhausted Reeman is forced to use his imagination for the first time and it showsThe initial premise of the midget submarine undertaking the tricky mission is promising and other than the soul searching self pity of the sub commander is generally pulled off pretty well Then they have to abandon ship and it all begins to unravel Reeman's writing is not at home on land especially not in occupied Italy The action is clunky and largely predictable whilst eually unbelievable All the tropes are here Evil Nazis plucky Tommies stiff upper lips no nonsense Aussies NCOs who drop their 'aitches' sultry Italian lady of dubious loyalty the list goes on and onAnyway they steal a ship and then the plot wallows as they plod southward towards the Allies Every now and then the usual mishaps occur there's a bit of a shootout the girl dies the ship sinks but there's a handy Royal Navy Submarine that conveniently surfaces just as it does and saves the survivors It's pretty dreadful stuffMany of the themes that would become hallmarks of Reeman are first developed here; particularly the troubled Commander However the execution is pretty excruciating at times To his credit Reeman would go on to develop his abilities as an author and perhaps this very early offering of his can be forgiven some of its shortcomings for this very reason His later output is significantly betterTLDR skip this one His later books are similar but significantly better

  3. Nigel Nigel says:

    Spoilers Not the best example of Reeman’s and in some ways I do feel I a bit let down by the blurb and the story construction I was expecting a tense story about the attempt of the midget submarine in their attempt to destroy the large portable dock Instead the attack was over in the first couple of chapters and we find the crew having to abandon the midget sub and make for the coast Stranded and given up for the dead the story follows the crew as they attempt to evade the locals German soldiers and join up with allied army expected to be invading southern Italy The story is OK but the tensions between the crew and extraordinary events that happen to them seem slightly implausible and leave the reader a bit underwhelmed by the whole thing

  4. David Megginson David Megginson says:

    Reeman's fourth novel 1961 before he got into his groove The good Reeman hasn't yet fallen into the productive but tired formulaic writing that fills his later novels tormented captain has to overcome a trauma from his past and is ultimately redeemed by love and an awkardly written sex scene just before the big final battle all the while struggling with a misguided egotistical senior officer who makes his life difficult and a doomed subordinate with a hidden flawThe bad the plot meanders and reads like a boys' adventure story without all the details of naval life that we've come to enjoy in his later novels You keep expecting a unifying story arc that never uite emerges

  5. Blaine Blaine says:

    This wasn't the best Reeman that I have read but I still enjoyed it enough to not put it down

  6. George George says:

    Adriatic 1940sCurtis was the pro He could steer a sub through a saloon and no one would notice Duncan was the grumbler at home in the Aussie Outback than twenty fathoms under the Adriatic Jervis was the spit and polish man who knew the correct way to die And George the Cockney was the toughest of them all Four men in the Royal Navy's smallest sub preparing the way for history's largest invasion They had three tasks slip into a closely guarded harbour attach a time charge to the Jerries' biggest dry dock and escape with their lives if possible The first two tasks were orders The third was optional

  7. William William says:

    Starts out with a Royal Navy crew of 4on a midget submarine in World War II

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  9. Lucy King Lucy King says:

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Dive in the Sun With the Allies poised for the invasion of Italy the Germans hold a vital card a floating dock the only one in the Adriatic large enough to take a major warship Moored at a small port near Rimini it is exposed vulnerable It must be destroyed before the Germans can tow it to a safer harbour Air surface and conventional submarine attacks are out of the uestion Only one team can do the job and still stand a chance of surviving the crew of HM Midget Submarine XE 51

About the Author: Douglas Reeman

Alexander KentDouglas Edward Reeman was a British author who has written many historical fiction books on the Royal Navy mainly set during either World War II or the Napoleonic WarsReeman joined the Royal Navy in 1940 at the age of 16 and served during World War II and the Korean War He eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant In addition to being an author Reeman has also taught the art of navigation for yachting and served as a technical advisor for films Douglas married author Kimberley Jordan Reeman in 1985Reeman's debut novel A Prayer for the Ship was published in 1958 His pseudonym