From the first page of A Flag for Sunrise, it was obvious I was dealing with a brilliant and incredibly talented author. Robert Stone interweaves a handful of different storylines very impressively, and his dialog is spot-on. That should be enough for a 5-star rating, but unfortunately his talent seemed quite wasted on this tome. I didn’t care about the characters, I didn’t care about the plot, and overall it was simply boring.
It’s unusual for me to care about any of that, because I’m typically much more interested in well-crafted writing than I am in plot, but it really was a challenge getting through this book. I have another book of Mr. Stone’s on my shelf and I will give it a shot because there’s no question the man is talented. Unfortunately though, I cannot recommend this book.