Alistair Stuart MacLean (Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacGill-Eain; 21 April 1922 – 2 February 1987) was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories. His works include The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra and Where Eagles Dare – all three were made into popular films. He... show more
Alistair Stuart MacLean (Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacGill-Eain; 21 April 1922 – 2 February 1987) was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories. His works include The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra and Where Eagles Dare – all three were made into popular films. He also wrote two novels under the pseudonym Ian Stuart.Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Birth date: April 28, 1922
Died: February 02, 1987
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Cracking WWII tale from Alistair MacLean, which everyone will be familiar with from the film.Lots of action, well written characters, and plots within plots within plots as a crack team are sent to rescue someone from the German armies main base at Schloss Adler.Plenty of obstacles get in their way,...
It was always going to be difficult to enjoy this book having just read and been astounded by the brilliant Submerged by Thomas F Monteleone. As a youth I have fond memories of the boys own type thrillers by Scottish born Alistair McLean, and on initial reading I recall that Where Eagles Dare was a ...
Another action packed adventure from Alistair Maclean.The sequel to The Guns of Navarone sees Mallory, Miller and Andrea packed straight off to Yugoslvia to rescue captured British troops and also help the Yugoslav forces pinned down by the Germans.The action keeps moving all through the book, with ...
A disappointing effort from Mr MacLean, consisting mostly of dialogue.A plane crashes near the spy ship Ariadne, at the same time as they receive a distress call from a yacht.There then follows a whole bunch of talking, second guesses (all of which seem to be right) and a rather lacklustre finish.
3.5 stars ...This was my first MacLean read and I thoroughly enjoyed the action and his writing style however I was completely confused at the beginning. I didnt know who was suppose to be the good guys and bad guys and who was suppose to English, American or German. It was just not very clearly wri...