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The Company: A Novel of the CIA Kindle Edition
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As a lover of spy fiction, I thoroughly enjoyed this. Yes, it's very long - the only problem you will face is trying to stay awake so you can carry on reading at 3am! I do agree with some of the other reviewers that important episodes seem to have been left out. On reflection, though, I prefer the detail with which the main episodes have been sketched. This book did for me what a really good book will do - it incentivised me to go and find out more about particular events such as the Hungary uprising.
Two caveats: the social and especially romantic lives of the main characters are a bit "soapy", and while the book doesn't really shy away from criticizing the CIA, it does so in a very guarded way. I do think a bit of wider reading should be done also just to put some of the things in perspective. Having said all that, the book is highly recommended.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys edge-of-your-seat cold war thrillers. I have read many cold war novels and none of them compare to this book. This is the book that everyone is talking about, and don't be put off by its size, its worth savouring every page!!!!!!!!!
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An exceptional story and a panoramic education on the early years of the CIA and the development of the Cold war from a master story teller in command of his plot, his... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
If anybody reading this review have not read any of this Authors books do your self a favour and look him up. He can sure tell a tale.
You could start with Legends.
I am currently reading this excellent novel. The period covers the international affairs that I all too readily remember and Littell style is for me excellent with only a few... Read morePublished on 3 Jan. 2015 by NEIL CLEMENT
Dialogue so leaden it could sink a battleship. Couldn't make it past page 15.Published on 9 Oct. 2014 by Dr Maturin
Robert Littell has a long established reputation as a major spy novelist, which this book has done much to enhance. Read morePublished on 31 May 2014 by Jon Corelis
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