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A Furst too far...,
This review is from: Dark Star (Paperback)
... up its you-know-what. I have read nearly all his books and am a fan, but this book was so full of doubtless carefully researched data and empty of connected plot that I gave it up a third of the way through. So many names! So many vignettes, like a memoir might have.
I probably read too many spy books and having just reread all the 20+ by The Master I may still have gems like Perfect Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and The Constant Gardener giving a sub-conscious comparison, but if a voracious reader gives a book up because it's so boring, then it's a poor one.
I've enjoyed Furst's other books and I certainly think he's in the top bunch for the genre together with Joseph Kanon, Phillip Kerr, Charles Cumming, Robert Wilson and of course The Master.
No writer can be expected to write a good book every time - even Le Carré's latest is a bit disappointing. So be sure to read Furst's books, but give his Dark Star a miss.