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Superb spy thriller,
This review is from: Mission to Paris (Hardcover)
I came to Alan Furst after Spies of the Balkans and have been busily reading his older books ever since. When I heard he had a new novel out I thought I should probably wait until it came out in paperback and finish reading his older books instead but yesterday I just couldn't resist and I bought the hardback of Mission to Paris. And I'm so glad I did because I feel as though I've just time travelled - the descriptions of pre-war Paris, and Hungary, are so well done, I feel as though I've actually been there. This is a gorgeous book, and even better and more accessible than his others. I'm not a history buff, and my only quibble with his other books is that I sometimes feel don't feel informed enough. But Mission to Paris takes you straight to the heart of the events in a way that is totally gripping and totally accessible. And there's a great love story too. My wife told me she'd never read a book about spies and war but then I made her read a few pages and now she is hooked - perhaps because of the dishy film star hero! Maybe tonight I'll be the one telling her to put the light off and go to sleep! I can't recommend this book enough.
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Initial post: 16 Aug 2013 11:59:22 BDT
Ms. K. Johnston says:
I made the mistake of opening Mission to Paris last night before midnight and was still reading at 1:30am but had to make myself stop! Alan Furst's novels can be hit and miss or just a little too long, but this novel is perfect. The central character, Stahl, is very likeable but, like most of us, has his flaws. I am enjoying the novel very much.
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