Top positive review
It's fun and I think it really works
on 27 September 2014
I'm a big Len Deighton fan and I've been lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Los Angeles so this novel merged two of my key interests. The Geography is bang on, It's fun and I think it really works. A lot of reviewers say it reads like a series of vinaigrettes.
I'm not sure why that is a bad thing? I don't think the author intended it as a direct follow up to Bomber! For me a series of seemingly random events and non linear plot connected by a sardonic unreliable 1st person narrator out of their depth is what Deighton is all about.
Admittedly I prefer it when the narrator is a anonymous northern former grammar school boy polishing his spectacles.