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The Light of Day by Eric Ambler
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Apr 30, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: edgar-best-novel-winners, books-set-in-greece, books-set-in-turkey, saw-the-movie
Read in January, 2008

The basis for the film TOPKAPI, this novel is much more than a heist/caper story. It is told in the first person by Arthur Abdel Simpson, a half-British, half-Egyptian who lives in Athens on the shady side of the law. He's one of life's losers and a terrible whiner, but Ambler somehow manages to make him an engaging character and we care what happens to him. Highly recommended.

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