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Jackdaws by Ken Follett
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Aug 22, 11

bookshelves: historical-fiction, wwii, favourites, own
Read from November 28 to December 07, 2010

Ken Follett's "Jackdaws" reads like a fantastically breathtaking action film; the type that Hollywood really doesn't tend to make anymore. The last 150 pages of this book were an absolute delight, filled with excitement, turns at every corner, and unexpectedness. In keeping you on the edge of your seat, Follett succeeds.

I've always hesitated to call Follett a great writer - I liken his works to secretly being a fan of Ke$ha - but what Follett may lack in eloquence with the written word, he makes up for in remarkably interesting and readable novels. In that regard, he is extremely talented. You don't necessarily need to be F. Scott Fitzgerald to write an incredibly remarkable book.

I can attest to it being a very difficult book to put down, as I read the last 200 pages today in one sitting. If you enjoy action thrillers, WWII, and women being awesome, I strongly recommend this read to you. The Jackdaws agents, along with members of the French resistance and the SOE, and even the "love to hate" Franck are all wonderful, and you will be both delighted and saddened when their story comes to an end as you finish the last sentence and put this book back on your shelf.

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