Top positive review
Absorbing, comprehensive, educational, exciting.....what more could you want?
23 January 2017
At last I have found an author to rival Robert Harris! I have been meaning to read a Ken Follett novel for years and finally decided to try out his very first book, written at the age of only 28. I am so pleased that I did.
The plot was fascinating and believable (except perhaps for one extremely unlikely coincidence). Whilst the story line and characters were fictitious, the background to the fiction was excellent and accurate. The research was meticulous - I could totally trust all that I learned about espionage and tactics in World War II. To be entertained and educated in one book is an ideal combination.
The main character was exceptionally well-drawn. I want to avoid spoilers so won't say too much, but the author demonstrated how you can hate, admire, despise and respect a person. My feelings swung from one to the other as the story progressed to a satisfactory conclusion.
Obviously, this review is many years late and so probably won't be read - but, if you see this and are wondering what to read next, do give Follett a try. He has written many novels and will keep you going for years!