Daniel Fletcher’s Jackbook
Britain is set 1940 in the Nazi occupied .
There is no United Kingdom Dunkirk
in this world and the British Empire has
capitulated to Nazi Germany. The British Expeditionary Forces have been
captured, and the characters live under the iron fisted occupation of the
The first third of the book is a little slow getting started, but the action picks up at that point in the book. If you are looking for military action this doesn’t appear, and his only mentioned or the results hinted. The story focuses more on the social aspects of occupation by the occupied, and their German occupiers.
Fletcher is spot on with his characterization of the British folk, but he fell short with the Germans. The German characters came across being a little too one dimensional. The social commentary was too modern for my tastes, and not period enough.
Myself, I didn’t care for the ending. I thought it was too ambiguous, and would hope this is a series, and not a stand alone book. It is Fletcher’s first novel, and hope we see a second book to get a better feel for his work.