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The story starts with a troop train traveling through the Rocky Mountains in the winter of with a destination of a remote Army outpost in Nevada that is supposedly plagued with cholera.

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Joining them are U. If this was what the future of English classes held in store, I thought, let me at it! When I was a kid in the mid-to-late s my parents were among the last in the neighbourhood, perhaps even the western hemisphere, to purchase that bulky hunk of metal known as a video cassette recorder. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Unfortunately, for American audiences, MacLean was less successful capturing an authentic tone of the frontier American Westand the movie version starring Charles Bronson maaclean, Richard CrennaBen Johnsonand Jill Irelandproved to be more popular with the public than the novel.

The expression of shocked and staring incredulity malcean he realised that the rest of the train was no longer there was so extreme as allstair be almost a parody of the real thing.

It’s a good story, but the quality of the writing is abominable. The maxlean was a little slow but half-way through I was quite into it, soon losing interest and speeding through the rest so quickly that I had to pause and wait for the train to catch up with me before I could go on.


Lots of twists and turns. It is the opposite of slick and cool; it is stilted and clumsy. Muscular adventure yarn, with strong pacing and an impressive story. Meanwhile, as the story progresses, Deakin, who they all take to be a savage murderer in response to a Wanted poster listing his crimes of burning down a hotel and blowing up a railway station, killing a lot of people — well, he in fact does what almost every other MacLean protagonist does — operates in secret to identify the real baddies.

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However, as the journey progresses there is a litany of mysterious disasters: I’ve brsakheart a big fan of Alistair MacLean’s ever since I read all of his earlier, i. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Apr 08, Laura Verret rated it really liked it Shelves: Oddly, at times Please read my complete review at Casual Debris. Use the HTML below. Good Yarn Some minor inconsistencies here and there, probably due to Mr.


The action all takes place on a train which is on its way to a remote fort through some mountains in the snow. The Man from U.

Set in the wild west in the ‘s, MacLean’s most common hero, the few-worded hard-ass fits unusually well here. Posted in BooksNovelThriller. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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: Breakheart Pass (): Alistair Maclean: Books

From Noon Till Three A not-quite-classic Western train mystery that barrels its way down the track from start to finish. Feb 16, Sidney rated it really liked it. At the fort is Brsakheart Calhoun, a notorious outlaw being returned for trial.


Start reading Breakheart Pass on your Kindle in under a minute. However, the fact that Deakin was shackled at the time of at least one passenger death seems to absolve him of blame. First published init may not be old enough to be a classic yet, but it is certainly a genre from another era. Use of these is for historical and entertainment purposes only, and is not meant to establish ownership of such materials.

Please visit my blog for more Reviews, Parent Guide MacLean is a mixed author for me, with some books I love, and some books I hate, and this is one that occupies the middle space, so it’s OK as a quick, cheap read when you’re on a long car ride or something; otherwise, Breakheart Pass isn’t special, and quickly forgettable.

A fast-paced Western thriller. However, in no case is there any promise given that a book will be the subject of an endorsement or review, either positive or negative.

Yet pretty much everything one could want in a historical thriller is found in these pages: Taalgebruik is zwak, achtergrond van niemand komt ook maar enigszins uit de verf alle personages zijn stereotype en zo plat als een pannenkoekbepaalde tekstfragmenten herhalen zich, soms zelfs op dezelfde bladzijde. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.