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The Rocket's Shadow by John Blaine

The Rocket's Shadow (1947)

by John Blaine

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This is a such a kitchy, cheesy, wonderful book. The science, while dated, is sound, but it's the "swell" Rick Brant and his "best family a boy could have" that really make it. Getting to take a peak at what was considered "ideal" in the years following the war is both amusing and interesting. In particular, I like the addition of Scotty - an ex-marine who fought in the Pacific Theatre. The mystery is straight-forward and the plot moves along briskly. There is action, adventure, science and romance! I highly recommend for anyone who just wants a "blast from the past" or just an easy enjoyable read where the Americans save the day, science prevails and evil is punished! ( )
  empress8411 | May 26, 2014 |
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