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Mission to Paris (Thorndike Core) Hardcover – Large Print, 5 Jul 2012

3.8 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 443 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; Large Print edition (5 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410449033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410449030
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,569,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is the romantic Paris to make a tourist weep The brilliant historical flourishes seem to create or recreate a world In Furst s densely populated books, hundred of minor characters clerks, chauffeurs, soldiers, whores all whirl around his heroes in perfect focus for a page or two, then dot by dot, face by face, they vanish, leaving a heartbreaking sense of the vast Homeric epic that was World War II and the smallness of almost every life that was caught up in it.
"The New York Times Book Review
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Alan Furst again shows why he is a grandmaster of the historical espionage genre. Furst not only vividly re-creates the excitement and growing gloom of the City of Light in 1938-39, as war with Nazi Germany looms, but also demonstrates a profound knowledge of the political divisions and cultural sensibilities of that bygone era As summer or subway reading goes, it doesn't get more action-packed and grippingly atmospheric than this.
"The Boston Globe
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Between them, Fredric and Paris make this a book no reader will put down to the final page. Furst evokes the city and the prewar anxiety with exquisite tension that is only a bit relieved by Fredric s encounters with several women, each a vivid and attractive character. Critics compare Furst to Graham Greene and John le Carre, but the time has come for this much-published author (this is his ninth World War II novel after Spies of the Balkans) to occupy his own pinnacle as a master of historical espionage.
" Library Journal (starred)
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Furst conveys a strong sense of the era, when responding to a knock might open the door to the end of one s days. The novel recalls a time when black and white applied to both movies and moral choices. It s a tale with wide appeal.
"Kirkus (starred)
"
[Furst] is most at home in Paris, which is why legions of his fans, upon seeing only the title of his latest book, will immediately feel pulses quicken Furst has been doing this and doing it superbly for a long time now Long ago Furst made the jump from genre favorite to mainstream bestsellerdom; returning to his signature setting, Paris, he only stands to climb higher.
" Booklist (starred)"
""
Alan Furst s writing reminds me of a swim in perfect water on a perfect day, fluid and exquisite. One wants the feeling to go on forever, the book to never end Like Graham Greene, Furst creates believable characters caught up, with varying degrees of willingness, in the parade of political life. And because they care, the reader does, too Furst is one of the finest spy novelists working today, and, from boudoir to the beach, "Mission to Paris" is perfect summer reading.
" Publisher s Weekly"
The writing in "Mission to Paris," sentence after sentence, page after page, is dazzling. If you are a John le Carre fan, this is definitely a novel for you.
James Patterson
"I am a huge fan of Alan Furst. Furst is the best in the business--the most talented espionage novelist of our generation."
Vince Flynn
Reading "Mission to Paris" is like sipping a fine Chateau Margaux: Sublime!
Erik Larson

"From the Hardcover edition.""

"This is the romantic Paris to make a tourist weep ... The brilliant historical flourishes seem to create - or recreate - a world ... In Furst's densely populated books, hundred of minor characters - clerks, chauffeurs, soldiers, whores - all whirl around his heroes in perfect focus for a page or two, then dot by dot, face by face, they vanish, leaving a heartbreaking sense of the vast Homeric epic that was World War II and the smallness of almost every life that was caught up in it."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Alan Furst again shows why he is a grandmaster of the historical espionage genre. Furst not only vividly re-creates the excitement and growing gloom of the City of Light in 1938-39, as war with Nazi Germany looms, but also demonstrates a profound knowledge of the political divisions and cultural sensibilities of that bygone era ... As summer or subway reading goes, it doesn't get more action-packed and grippingly atmospheric than this."
--The Boston Globe

"Between them, Fredric and Paris make this a book no reader will put down to the final page. Furst evokes the city and the prewar anxiety with exquisite tension that is only a bit relieved by Fredric's encounters with several women, each a vivid and attractive character. Critics compare Furst to Graham Greene and John le Carre, but the time has come for this much-published author (this is his ninth World War II novel after Spies of the Balkans) to occupy his own pinnacle as a master of historical espionage."
--Library Journal (starred)

"Furst conveys a strong sense of the era, when responding to a knock might open the door to the end of one's days. The novel recalls a time when black and white applied to both movies and moral choices. It's a tale with wide appeal."
--Kirkus (starred)

"[Furst] is most at home in Paris, which is why legions of his fans, upon seeing only the title of his latest book, will immediately feel pulses quicken ... Furst has been doing this and doing it superbly for a long time now ... Long ago Furst made the jump from genre favorite to mainstream bestsellerdom; returning to his signature setting, Paris, he only stands to climb higher."
--Booklist (starred)

"Alan Furst's writing reminds me of a swim in perfect water on a perfect day, fluid and exquisite. One wants the feeling to go on forever, the book to never end ... Like Graham Greene, Furst creates believable characters caught up, with varying degrees of willingness, in the parade of political life. And because they care, the reader does, too ... Furst is one of the finest spy novelists working today, and, from boudoir to the beach, Mission to Paris is perfect summer reading."
--Publisher's Weekly

"The writing in Mission to Paris, sentence after sentence, page after page, is dazzling. If you are a John le Carre fan, this is definitely a novel for you."
--James Patterson

"I am a huge fan of Alan Furst. Furst is the best in the business--the most talented espionage novelist of our generation."
--Vince Flynn

"Reading Mission to Paris is like sipping a fine Chateau Margaux: Sublime!"
--Erik Larson

From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description

The author of TV Book Club's SPIES OF THE BALKANS returns with a hugely evocative thriller set in wartime Paris. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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