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読みハマる本 「ホーネット・フライト」ケン・フォレット著:I can call it a page-turner “Hornet Flight” by Ken Follett


 There are many elements that makes you feel excited in this story, which is a kind of spy thriller, such as resistance, couples in love, and a biplane. This story, which is set in Denmark during World War Ⅱ, was written by Ken Follett, a British author, and published in 2002.


 By late June 1941, the U.K. stood alone on the Western Front. Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister at that time, planned a massive aerial bombardment of German territories but somehow they were ambushed and Bomber Command’s planes were shot down in record numbers. Meanwhile, 18-year-old Danish schoolboy Harald Olufsen grows increasingly dissatisfied with his country's cooperation with the German invaders. One night, he took a short cut by sneaking through the German base on his way home and he found a mysterious installation that was rotating toward the sky…….


 It is quite difficult for us, who has only experienced the current regime after the war, to imagine what the situation in 1941 was like, but it must have been desperate for Allies. It appears that the invasion by Nazi Germany was almost completed then. I can’t imagine how many unknown tiny dramas were there before the victory of D-day. I’m sure there must have been so many unknown heroes like the one in this novel.    


Hornet moth from wikipedia


 A biplane called Hornet moth, which Harald find in a hangar of his girlfriend’s house, plays a significant role in the plot. The plane is not a warplane but just a civilian, and it is sometimes even used as a trainer. The fact that this tiny plane is crucial for the military operation is the point which makes readers exhilarated so much. 

Hornet Flight (English Edition)

Hornet Flight (English Edition)



ホーネット,飛翔せよ〈上〉 (ヴィレッジブックス)

ホーネット,飛翔せよ〈上〉 (ヴィレッジブックス)

ホーネット、飛翔せよ〈下〉 (ヴィレッジブックス)

ホーネット、飛翔せよ〈下〉 (ヴィレッジブックス)