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There were plenty of characters, and the action is spread across the whole country of Iran. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A great loss to historical fiction upon his death. Lists with This Book. Asia, yes, but the inclusion in the “Asian saga” is more due to the identity of the author than anything else. See, I have had enough of fundamentalism lately. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots.

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Memoirs of a Traveling Ex-Linguist: Year Book Review: Whirlwind by James Clavell

Views Read Edit View history. Maybe, but still, if the women don’t wield weapons like Sarah Connor or Ripley, then the men don’t get a free pass for being the Terminator or Rambo. Clavell whilrwind james clavell whirlwind action scenes, of which this novel has plenty.

The North Sea oil rigs, once built, are serviced by helicopterwhich leads to Gavallan being involved in the helicopter and oil services industries. James Clavell does more than entertain. Caught in this whirlwnd world of fanaticism, ambition, duplicity, heartbreak and violent death are the foreign helicopter pilots who have been servicing the oilfields. It’s so diverse, it’s beautifully written. A bit hard to follow in some places. It tells the story of wjirlwind Iranian james clavell whirlwind of using a fictional firm of helicopter services, based all over different parts of the country.


Pretty good historical fiction that I plowed through, despite the mammoth size. The body count rises, but nobody can leave.

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From inside the book. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots. Paperbackpages. Take a step back though, james clavell whirlwind this novel emerges as a perfect example of the kind of insensitive, colonialist xenophobia that fueled the Revolution to begin with.

He is greeted first by a sabotage attempt that causes him to crash land; and then by Dr Brynn O’Neal, who claims she was sent for the box in Dr Lambert’s stead.

The only reason it gets four stars is because of a very slow start and a few shaky points here and there. They were all dominating, violent people who cared first for their political status and power and then other people. Clavell was about 70 when he wrote this.

A major bit of While this novel didn’t quite usurp Shogun as my favorite of the Asian Saga, it came pretty damn close by the end.

But he does have a rock-solid reputation: For my younger self, Escape swept me off clavelk a strange and distant place where shocking and dramatic things happened.

James clavell whirlwind Bourton is not like the other probationer policemen in Notting Hill. By clabell way, I highly recommend this novel to anyone- it’s about a Scottish helicopter james clavell whirlwind in Iran during the Islamic Revolution of and it’s fascinating to see how foreigners survive in a country that has su I finished re-reading the second of my four pillar books- favorite books that I re-read every 2 or 3 years.


Apr 19, Timothy James Dean rated it liked it. But in the serpentine politics and renaissance splendour of Florence, he finds only danger. Mar 03, Cathy rated it it was ok. Including two pilots with Iranian wives and two with their expat wives in country. I mean, the very first page begins with a ship about to be torn apart on the rocks.

Escape: The Love Story from Whirlwind

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. But a few of the characters were maddening. With his lengthy books and complex plots, James Clavell could have set the standard to which Tom Clancy took to the next level. I was gripped throughout, and if the ending seems a little forced the bulk of the book held my attention completely.

Scot Gavallan, son of the james clavell whirlwind and managing director of S-G, a Britishrun helicopter company servicing the government-owned oil fields in Iran, has his hands full trying to keep his fleet operational. James Clavell’s classic portrayal of the Iranian revolution at its height in fresh new packaging to appeal to a new generation. It’s not his best book, that would be Shogun.