A Sailor of Austria by John Biggins
A Novel

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

unrated

Synopsis

In this ironic, hilarious, and poignant story, Otto Prohaska is a submarine captain serving the almost-landlocked Austro-Hungarian Empire. He faces a host of unlikely circumstances, from petrol poisoning to exploding lavatories to trigger-happy Turks. All signs point to the total collapse of the bloated empire he serves, but Otto refuses to abandon the Habsburgs in their hour of need.
 

About John Biggins

See more books from this Author
John Biggins came across photos of the Austro-Hungarian submarine service in 1987. He subsequently wrote the four-book Otto Prohaska series, a cult classic with literary flair and an ironic twist. A native of England, Biggins currently lives in the Netherlands.
 
Published September 1, 2005 by McBooks Press. 378 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for A Sailor of Austria

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

rather than describing any truly compelling near misses or close calls, Otto is more likely to tell us, ``It sounds an unenviable predicament...but it was not so bad.'' The scenes at home with family and friends are too few to provide a fuller sense of character.

| Read Full Review of A Sailor of Austria: A Novel

Reader Rating for A Sailor of Austria
89%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 44 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×