Eye of the Needle
One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin -- code name: "The Needle" -- who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory.
Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is beginning to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life.
All will come to a terrifying concl...more
Here are some reasons to read THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE:
(1) PRECISION: you like reading about cool, precise heroes or anti-heroes or villains who are painfully precise in their plans, the best at what they do and are totally "stone cold.";
(2) WWII BUFF: you love to read about the "big thrills" of WWII; this has it since the Ge...more
Before he starte...more
Both books feature multiple points of view -- quite a few of them in Follett's case -- and on both sides of the good gu...more
I loved this book so much, was reading on my nook and I was hooked after page 13. I gave it 5 stars, but I really would have given it 4.5 if I could, only because I would have preferred an alternate ending. Ken Follett is a genius. The whole time...more
Got into it last night and the report is good. Very smooth and enjoyable so far. Gotta love those English spy writers!
We're getting to the nitty gritty as the MI5 bloodhounds are pursuing Nadel and he's washed up on Storm island with the fetching Lucy and the snarling David. As far as I know it'll en...more
Follett starts with a one page historical preface about the D-Day deception. He ends the preface … “That much is history. What follows is fiction. Still and all, one suspects something like this must have happened.”
The high stakes of blowing the deception plan are emphasized several times …...more
He seemed to hesitate, then said: ‘I’m undressed.’
‘So am I,’ she giggled, and she opened the door with her duplicate key. He was standing in front of the radio with some kind of screwdriver in his hand. He wore his trousers and no singlet. His face was white and he looked scared to death.
She stepped inside and closed the door behind her, not knowing what to say. Suddenly she remembered a line from an American film, and she said: ‘Would you buy a lonely...more
But first, I should like to tell you something about it. The title refers to a German spy who was working behind British lines during the second world war. His nickname is Die Nadel, or the needle, because he is about the only spy that the Germans have working for them who is not a complete amateur.
This seems hard to beli...more
Gostei da sua escrita. É rica, pormenorizada, descritiva e escorreita.
É muito agradável seguir este enredo, com episódios de uma certa violência mas sempre apropriados e bem enquadrados, embora por vezes se tornasse um pouco previsível.
Dado que se trata de um romance com um contexto histórico talvez o próprio enquadramento limitasse as opções do autor quanto ao que poderia utilizar como argumentos enriquecedores do enred...more
O Estilete Assassino desenrola-se na base da espionagem da Segunda Grande Guerra. Um espião alemão é enviado para Londres a fim de tentar descobrir o desembarque militar dos Aliados. Calculista e bastante perspicaz, mata a sangue frio quem se atravessa pelo seu caminh...more
“Eye of the Needle” by Ken Follett was a great book. I usually don't like mystery books but this was an exception. You follow three people, a lonely housewife, a spy, and a detective. This spy is trying to secure vital intel on the 1st US army group lead by Patton. As you can tell the detectives are trying to stop him. But, where does the housewife play in?
This all happened in Great Britain in the 1940’s, before D-day happened. The spy travels all across Great Britain trying to gain info on th...more
Faber (Called Die Nadel for his use of the stiletto) is an elite German spy, inserted into England before the war and now embarked on th...more
Eye of the Needle
United States Arbor House Publishing Company 1978
311 pp. price unknown
The novel is Eye of the Needle By Ken Follett. He takes his time describing and setting up each character and ties it all together in the end. While the beginning may be a bit confusing all of the characters are tied together and that is when the adventure begins. Ken Follett does a great job of developing the characters and portraying their thoughts and lives.
Ken Follett does a great j...more
The backdrop is quite an interesting one with Germa...more
I was initially hesitant at reading this relatively small book, as it seemed like just another blockbuster novel. The lack of anything to read whilst on holiday made the decision for me, so I ploughed in without even glancing at the blurb.
Eye of the Needle revolves around a German Spy named Die Nadel (by the Germans), Faber (by the English) and Henrik (by himself). His ruthless nature makes him a key member of the German war effort, a fact that MI5 hasn't quite w...more
1. It is remarkably similar to Daniel Silva's "The Unlikely Spy" (although "Needle" came out 20 years earlier), a book I loved. The plots are close but Silva's characters are more developed and nuan...more
One enemy spy knows the secret of the Allies greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin -- code name: "The Needle" -- who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory. Only one person stands in his way: a lonely English woman on an isolated island, who is beginning to the killer who has mysteriously entered her life.
My Review and Thoughts:
Ken Follett is a master at words and capturing those words in a brilliant story of suspense, deception, and...more
|What's The Name o...: SOLVED. Island, sleeping with the enemy, part of reader's digest collection [s]||7||112||May 10, 2014 05:02PM|
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|What's The Name o...: A woman lives in an island with his paraplegic husband, a Nazi spy comes and seduces her [s]||5||37||Sep 26, 2013 09:52PM|
|Which characters will be the pov of this one?||1||26||Jul 16, 2013 09:40AM|
He went on to write four more bestselling thrillers: Triple; The Key to Rebecca; The Man from St Petersburg; and Lie Down with Lions.
He also wrote On Wings of Eagles, the true story of ho...more