Top positive review
great for any fan of the 39 steps
31 July 2016
Matt Lynn is enjoying himself here and wants you to get into the spirit too. I’ve seen a couple of reviews that have been critical, but I think they miss the point, this is written in the style of John Buchan and in the language and style of the day. It’s not supposed to be a detailed thriller, it has the pace of Saturday morning cinema, all about stereotypes as brave Brits battle the evil bad guys.
Rather cleverly it has a present Richard Hannay discovering a journal of his great grandfather of the same name and of 39 Steps fame. And we are presented with the adventures from within that 1923 journal as once again Hannay (and his pal Sandy) are sent to Europe to find out what cunning plan the Germans are up to. Cue old enemies, jumping from the frying pan into the fire and plenty of good old fashioned British upper lip!
Lots of fun here in a short novella.