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Damn good read!
on 15 July 2014
I've lost count of the espionage novels I have read but Beyond Enkription is quite something else being both refreshingly original and innovative in so many ways. It surpasses Fleming and Bond for realism with real characters with real depth to them and yet is just as stimulating as Le Carré and Smiley with more action packed within the subtle nuanced plots.
I would call Beyond Enkription a breath of fresh air for its genre. It's not a literary masterpiece but then it doesn't claim to be. The author doesn't say it but you just get the feeling he must have lived through much of it. As the prologue suggests, some of it is so bizarre it has to be true.
I await the next in the series with great expectations. Fairclough, teases us with a crafty finale and epilogue reminiscent of the torture I endured at the brilliant ending of The Diceman by George Cockcroft (alias Luke Rhinehart). Will my questions be answered this time? As it is a series, I'm praying I won't be left in suspended animation.
Also, the novel is huge compared with your typical supermarket books so the Kindle version was great value. I do have a Kindle but until I got this book, not being a geek, I had no idea you didn't need a Kindle machine to read Ebooks advertised as Kindle books. Maybe Kindle doesn't want us to know that. The Burlington Files website explains it and the website blends very neatly with the book so it is well worth a visit.
In summary, all I can say is it was as wicked and mischievous as it was thrilling and intellectually challenging at times because it really questions the status quo at so many levels. Highly recommended!