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Jan 02, 11
Read in December, 2010
I've never read this author. I'm impressed - good for those who enjoy this type of WW2 espionage-ish thriller; the characterizations are realistic and the story engrossing, better than the usual.
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Jan 03, 2011 11:37AM
I read his presumed innocent and it sure was a page turner but when I read his second I was really disappointed and stopped reading him. I like your description of this one though.
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Jan 03, 2011 11:45AM
Cynthia wrote: "I read his presumed innocent and it sure was a page turner but when I read his second I was really disappointed and stopped reading him. I like your description of this one though."
I remember being disappointed in the writing style of PI -- thought it was one of those rare times that the movie was better. I also read his nonfiction
One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School
-- I was working in a law firm at the time and one of the summer clerks had recommended it to me.
Jan 03, 2011 11:58AM
I read some of his earlier books and found some enjoyment, but I tired of them. They were all legal thrillers. This one sounds different. It seems that he has branched out.
Jan 03, 2011 02:19PM
He was in the Stanford writing program, I think post-law-school. I read PI, and thought it was OK, but haven't read his others.
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Jan 03, 2011 07:52PM
I don't think I'll read anything else of his, but this one was quite good. When I was young I used to read Helen MacInnes.
Jan 03, 2011 08:58PM
It seems I read a few Helen MacInnes way back when...
Jan 04, 2011 09:57AM
What did she write of interest, Maria?
Jan 04, 2011 12:35PM
It was teen stuff, formulaic, but a couple of them, her very first, Above Suspicion (maybe because it was also the first of hers I read - WW2 France), and Friends & Lovers, a departure from the genre and the first book that interested me in seeing Scotland -- charming young love overlaid by overwrought political position -- are both good. The rest are basically forgettable.
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