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The Paladin

The Paladin In Winston Churchill recruited a year old schoolboy to become a secret agent who would report to him personally Throughout World War II this boy who quickly became a man was ordered on many h

  • Title: The Paladin
  • Author: Brian Garfield
  • ISBN: 9780671247041
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1940 Winston Churchill recruited a 15 year old schoolboy to become a secret agent who would report to him personally Throughout World War II, this boy who quickly became a man was ordered on many highly dangerous missions conducted in utmost secrecy His code name was Christopher Robin, and he was Churchill s paladin his personal warrior.

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    1. Brian Garfield

      Brian Francis Wynne Garfield is an American novelist and screenwriter He wrote his first published book at the age of eighteen and wrote several novels under such pen names as Frank Wynne and Brian Wynne before gaining prominence when his book Hopscotch 1975 won the 1976 Edgar Award for Best Novel He is best known for his 1972 novel Death Wish, which was adapted for the 1974 film of the same title, followed by four sequels, and an upcoming remake His follow up 1975 sequel to Death Wish, Death Sentence, was very loosely adapted into a film of the same name which was released to theaters in late 2007, though an entirely different storyline, but with the novel s same look on vigilantism Garfield is also the author of The Thousand Mile War World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History Garfield s latest book, published in 2007, is Meinertzhagen, the biography of controversial British intelligence officer Richard Meinertzhagen.

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    1. I just finished this absolutely wonderful novel, The Paladin by Brian Garfield. I could hardly put it down! I read the whole book over the course of two days, just wrenching myself away to work, see friends as I promised, eat and sleep. It was originally published in 1979, but its focus on a boy's adventures during WWII make it a timeless tale and one I think would appeal to everyone who likes adventure, intrigue, death-defying stunts and initiation into a secret of heads of state. The best part [...]


    2. Jika ini memang benar-benar kisah nyata, maka ini adalah kisah nyata yang benar-benar tidak dapat disangka. Bagaimana ternyata beberapa peristiwa besar pada perang dunia ke-2 memang benar-benar dimaksudkan untuk terjadi. Seperti serangan Jepang ke Pearl Harbor, Inggris bukannya tidak tahu bakal ada serangan kesana, tapi untuk menyeret amerika ke kancah perang dunia.Dengan segala cara inggris berusaha untuk menutupi berita itu bahkan hingga menghancurkan sebuah kapal selam belanda dan membunuh ti [...]


    3. Rada kecewa dgn buku inirtama, cover dan sub judulnya menipu krn membuatku beranggapan si mata-mata 'cilik' ini berusia di bawah 12 tahun, yg ternyata adalah remaja berusia 15 thn. Kedua, mgkn krn aku tdk begitu suka genre historical dan politik, sehingga langsung jemu setiap kali tiba di adegan percakapan Winston Churcill & Paman John (Owl) dan praktis menyerap semua tulisan bagian dialog si Churcill & Owl tanpa terlalu memikirkannya, dan hanya bersemangat saat si mata-mata 'cilik' seda [...]



    4. I enjoyed this book a lot. It struck me as a "true story" in the sense that it was probably a cobbling together of things many agents did, updated so that each exploit was attached to some great historical event during World War II. I couldn't believe that master spies would send invest the necessary knowledge and training for so many high-profile, critical missions into a single agent. But I didn't mind that so much. What strained me was the premise that all this was done, so flawlessly by a ma [...]


    5. Highly Recommended!!Very stunning and inspiring.Inside this boy there are loyalty and morality. But somehow his loyalty is even more. This novel it just damn great! a boy, a little boy but have a big deal to a massive things, WWII. And above all, its true storyWaw!After the last page, I feel relieved and sad, because the story of Christopher Creighton is end. But somehow Im curious what kind of life he lived today.Love this book!


    6. anything about WW never stops to amaze me. the conspiracy is in a whole different level. mindfuck as hell. I don't have a heart to imagine how they manipulated an innocent young man to be a cold-blooded assassin. I keep torn between my understanding that it was a war so almost every variable was abnormal (including moral) and, oh come on, he's so young what they did to him I'm so shattered I need to read a light reading after this



    7. Purportedly based on fact, hence a stranger-than-fiction WWII espionage thriller of a schoolboy who becomes a spy (when 15 years old) at the behest of Winston Churchill. Chapter 2, dealing with clandestine meetings of the "neutral" Belgian government and German operatives, could spawn a thesis chalk-full of deja vu of Trumpian-Russia parallels some 70 years later. Polar political stripes are crystalized in dealing with oppressors, from Chamberlin (Trump) appeasement at one end of the spectrum to [...]


    8. I read this many years ago, along w/ other books by Brian Garfield. This author wrote a number of unusually good novels in the general spy/historical fiction genre. This is one of the best, based loosely on the story of a real person who "did things" (was a paladin for) for Churchill during WW II. Garfield also wrote the novel "Hopscotch," on which a wonderful movie starring Walter Matthau & Glenda Jackson was based. Another Garfield novel was "Wild Times," a Wild West story of fictional Col [...]




    9. I am sorry. But I was read the Indonesian version only. So, All I can say is about the Indonesian version. And yups I would like to use my Indonesian, Bahasa Indonesia.Hal yang saya kritik habis-habisan kali pertama membaca atau melihat buku ini adalah judulnya. Ini buku terjemahan dan mereka menggunakan judul Bahasa Inggris yang bahkan, ironisnya, tidak sama dengan judul aslinya. Anda harus terkekeh melihat judul aslinya "The Paladin" dan versi Indonesianya adalah "The Child".Oh Tuhan ampuni ke [...]


    10. seorang anak kecil dan tugas berbahaya. tugas kenegaraan tapi tidak diketahui negara. pasukan diam-diam yang mengorbankan masa kanak-kanak dan remaja na untuk tugas seperti itu. jangan tertipu dengan cover na cz dia tidak sekecil itu dalam tugas na. tapi tetap saja sebuah loyalitas diperlukan untuk berani malaksanakan nantuk keberanian yang paling langka adalah keberanian untuk menghadapi bahaya sendirian saat kau tahu bahwa tidak ada orang yang mengamati kerjamu (hlm. 255)begitulah buku ini men [...]


    11. I actually could finished this book only in a couple of days, but alas. I was having a cold and it extended to 8 days reading. This book is I think it will be interesting if I can read the original version, as in, English language rather than Bahasa Indonesia. There were some glitches in the translation and I know, I can do better in vividly imagining the scenery if I read the English version.The story itself, well it never ceases to amaze me that a loyalty can go that far. And in the same time, [...]


    12. There are fairly explicit hints dropped by Garfield that this story is "true". In this case, it has to be the sort of "truth" concealed in a myth, i.e. Churchill led a plucky underdog nation during World War II. But the reality of British resistance to the Nazis is exciting enough without embellishing it so that a teenager is present as a causal agent for several major operations: Dunkirk, the assassination of Darlan, the run-up to D-Day, you name it, "Christopher Robin" was killing people on th [...]


    13. Heheaku baru baca nih semalam, langsung sampai bab 6,hmmah berbulan-bulan selera membacaku hilangra-gara ni buku semangat membacaku menggebu lagi Seru, mendebarkan n benar2 keren^^ Ntar sambung lagi yaYup, akhirnya tadi malam petualangan dengan christoper berakhir. Akhir yang benar-benar indah, perang telah membuat segalanya jungkir balik tak tentu arah, tapi selalu ada cinta yang tulus antara Perdana Mentri dan Paladin-nya, cinta seorang ayah kepada anak Menderu dari awal dan akhirnya menarik n [...]


    14. Wihiiiikoq covernya beda ya?? Heheaku baru baca nih semalam, langsung sampai bab 6,hmmah berbulan-bulan selera membacaku hilangra-gara ni buku semangat membacaku menggebu lagi Seru, mendebarkan n benar2 keren^^ Ntar sambung lagi yaYup, akhirnya tadi malam petualangan dengan christoper berakhir. Akhir yang benar-benar indah, perang telah membuat segalanya jungkir balik tak tentu arah, tapi selalu ada cinta yang tulus antara Perdana Mentri dan Paladin-nya, cinta seorang ayah kepada anak Menderu da [...]


    15. well, buat saya yang suka novel perang atau sejarah dsb ini cukup menambah wawasan. fakta-fakta yang ada cukup mengejutkan. dan iya, tertipu spoiler "bocah cilik" ternyata umurnya 14 tahun. tapi entah karena saya baca terjemahan atau memang jalan ceritanya begitu, di beberapa part saya skip karena cukup membosankan. dan jelas saya suka christoper beserta sandi-sandi winnie the poohnya, gimana tangguhnya dia dan dimanfaatkan oleh penguasa, dan betapa perang itu memang hanya bermanfaat untuk orang [...]


    16. A Social Studies/History teacher* of mine back in Texas high school recommended this book to me * an ex-Nazi Prussian officer who survived 2 concentration camps after Prussian plots to kill Hitler failed post-WWII, he hunted down Nazi war criminals before being "forced to retire" in backwater redneck Texas


    17. sangat disarankan novel ini bagi anda para pecinta sejarah, membuat anda tercengang dengan kisahnya. saya sangat menyukai novel ini dan kenyataan-kenyataan yang diungkapnya (kalau memang ini benar kisah nyata) walaupun bahasanya memang ada yang sulit dimengerti karena pemilihan katanya yang terlalu tinggi sehingga sulit dimengerti masyarakat awam.


    18. A boring book peppered with some interesting missions with a very underwhelming ending. If what's within is based on truth, then it's incredible, and fact becomes stranger than fiction (especially the whole Britain-having-ample-warning-of-Pearl-Harbour episode). However, after having looked it up, I still don't know if this book is based on reality.


    19. Great WWII book if somewhat scary/depressing as you realize that while this book is listed as fiction, it is true story with only a few updates that make it "fiction". It is scary what humans do to each-other (even our so-called "friends"). At least with enemies you know where you stand, and what to expect.


    20. Hingga halaman 266 dan tetap saja tak menemukan cerita menarik dari novel berdasarkan kisah nyata ini. Padahal kemarin lanjut baca buku biar ada selingan yang menyenangkan. Tapi ya begitah. Tak usah dilanjut bacanya. Ganti saja dengan buku lain.


    21. this book was just bullshit if this is a true story then my ass is a banjo i was able to suspend my disbelief that he could outrun gun fire early on for the sake of the story then he kills a soldier a 12 year old kills a trained soldier with his own rifle bullshit


    22. Baca buku ini kayak nonton film. Film perang, dan ada Winnie the Pooh-nya :)Tapi walau agak tidak cocok kalau sontrek yang mengiringi membaca buku ini adalah "Return to Pooh Corner" dari Kenny Loggins, bolehlah diputar untuk mengurangi kesan muram dari sebuah Perang Besar.


    23. Don't read this if your stomach isn't strong. It's about WWII and it's psychologically painful, particularly if you have a son the age of the protagonist (15-17 years old). I found it uplifting in the "it's a noble, vital cause, therefore we can and will persevere" vein.





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