Desmond Bagley was born in , in Kendal, a rural town in England’s scenic Lake District. He left school aged fourteen and worked for a number of years in. High Citadel by Desmond Bagley (). O’Hara’s lips quirked as he mentally reviewed his garrison. An old man and a young girl; two. High Citadel by Desmond Bagley – book cover, description, publication history.
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Dr Chris Lowe rated it really liked it Jul 15, There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The book appeals to boys and men interested in the mechanics of survival edsmond it is genre fiction because it pays almost no attention to realistic psychology, to the likely consequences of even one of this sequence of quite drastic events on the average person it claims to depict, and converts the potentially interesting cast into pawns in a simplistic battle between Good and Evil.
In the interval, he was a film critic for Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg from — Thanks for telling us about the problem. I couldn’t put it down!
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Along with Alistair Maclean b. No trivia or quizzes yet. David Haward rated it really liked it May 19, There is a rather stereotypical ridiculous American chap and there are a few plot events which feel a bit too unlikely the theft of a fighter jet, for example but overall I really enjoyed this story and felt it was a little out of the ordinary compared to lots of action books.
Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. His first novel, The Golden Keel, was based on a true story overheard by Bagley bafley a bar in Johannesburg, about Mussolini’s vast personal riches and the men who went looking for it. Don’t have a Kindle? Also typically, citadeo work has received little attention from filmmakers, yielding only a few, unremarkable adaptations.
And naturally, the villains are led by a Cuban officer and a Russian handler, and one of the heroes is secretly a CIA agent. David Redmayne rated it really liked it Apr 15, Retrieved from ” https: Desmond Bagley died of complications resulting from a stroke at a hospital in Southampton.
For example, racism – nigh other characters are quick to condemn but really isn’t necessary plot-wise. One person found this helpful. Outnumbered and outgunned, worn-out pilot Tim O’Hara must defend himself and the lives of his passengers when his plane crashes high in the Andes, and bring together an eclectic bunch of characters to outwit the communist forces d I came across way back when, and still it remains the best for me.
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He sighed and closed his eyes again, feeling a sense of disappointment. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. On this latest reading, it’s bavley in terms of its political relevance The other thread follows the passengers who try and MacGyver weapons to hold off the soldiers who are on the other side of a rickety rope bridge. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. In a fictional South American country, a small passenger plane is hijacked by its co-pilot, a Communist agent, and crash-lands at an airstrip high in the Andes mountains.
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Now flying for Andes Air, he’s at the end of the line when he gets the call to come desmind and shuttle a load of desnond across the the mountains since their jumbo-jet was forced to land due to mechanical problems. It seems to be written very much in the Alistair MacLean style, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but I must say that I very much prefer Bagley’s later novels which had a bit less ac A fairly straightforward story, by Bagley’s standards, about good guys fighting bad guys with lots of action and adventure and just a touch of romance.
Bagley suffered from a speech impediment stuttering all of his life, which initially exempted him from military conscription. Razorhack rated it liked it Mar 17, Typical of British thriller writers of the era, he rarely used recurring characters whose adventures unfolded over multiple books.
One of many alternative approaches would have been to simply approach the cave from the side and pitch a grenade or two in, instantly solving dessmond issue. While one group of survivors, lead by O’Hara, attempt to cross the peaks along a deadly, snow-covered pass, bagle other is working to stall the armed group of soldiers who plan to kill them all once they have managed to cross a torrential river.
He left school aged fourteen and worked for a number of years in the aircraft industry before embarking on an adventure – travelling to South Africa bagely road and supporting himself along the way by working in gold and asbestos mines. Preview — High Citadel by Desmond Bagley.
East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Also typically, his work has received little attention from filmmakers, yielding only a few, unremarkable adaptations. The characters are surprisingly modern too, with the women being treated equally to the men when it comes to whatever contribution cutadel can make rather than being relegated to cooking duties.
I also found it interesting to read a book written at the height of anti-communist feeling as the story has a thread running through it of trying to thwart a group of communists who are trying to take over a South American country; the communists are portrayed like animals, not humans, and they are the worst thing that can happen.
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Sep 18, Diana Oliveira rated it it was amazing. There is something very daft and possibly unsubtle about the idea of fighting a communist army with medieval army, and you can ddesmond that Bagley had fun researching this part of the book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
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Bagley Desmond Bagley was a British journalist and novelist principally known for a series of best-selling thrillers. We meet a variety of different people and they are convincing but the way in which they change isn’t always so. I did have a chuckle at one point when I recognised a scene that had been stolen completely Really shows its age and it’s clearly from the same stable bagpey Alistair MacLean with paper thin characterisation and stereotyping ‘banana’ republics, communist revolutions, fat and lazy Americans, heroic Americans haunted by the war etc.