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5.0 out of 5 stars
The Company - Outstanding, 29 April 2003
The size of this book, 1283 pages to be exact, is at first daunting. However, I was addicted after the first page. The plot is so complex, dramatic and exciting that I didnt want it to end. The fictious plot uses various historical cold war events and personalities in such a clever manner that I felt as if I were reading an actual account of the CIA. Littel is so clever at having centered his four main characters around momentous events in Cold war history, that you end up thinking if he himself is/were a CIA agent and this is his autobiography.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys edge-of-your-seat cold war thrillers. I have read many cold war novels and none of them compare to this book. This is the book that everyone is talking about, and don't be put off by its size, its worth savouring every page!!!!!!!!!