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don't start with this one,
This review is from: Mission to Paris (Paperback)
I cannot understand the almost universal acclaim this book received. I have been an admirer of Alan Furst for several years but I found this one banal. It was lazily written and the authenticity was so obviously slipped in via the Internet. If you want a good Furst book try KINGDOM OF SHADOWS or FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT.
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Initial post: 30 Sep 2013 18:46:52 BDT
Ms. K. Johnston says:
Mr Weston, I felt exactly the same and wondered why the novel had been praised to the skies. For me, the writing was rather dull - or perhaps Mr Stahl came across as rather dull, considering he was meant to be a movie star - although the atmosphere of Paris and Hungary was perfectly caught. My first Alan Furst (no pun intended) novel was The Foreign Correspondent, which I enjoyed, but I feel his novels can be very hit and miss. This latest novel was a rather tedious read so think I will give Kingdom of Shadows a try next.
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