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The Thousand Coffins Affair by Michael Avallone
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May 22, 2016

did not like it
bookshelves: spy-fiction, re-read, 1960s, tv-show-tie-ins, pocket-books, fiction-series, fiction, obscure, 1-star
Read from June 11 to 22, 2012

Oh, this is painful! Laughably painful, but painful nonetheless...I can't believe I read these books back in, what, junior high? All twenty of them -- plus the monthly magazine, each of which featured an even worse Man from U.N.C.L.E. "novella." Plotting is awful (which is to say, non-existent), writing is horrible and not only sexist but embarrassingly BAD sexist: "He was worn to the bone, and starved -- and Geraldine Terry had a splendid figure. She was nearly as tall as he but her chest measurements were far more satisfactory and in shaplier evidence. The leather flying jacket now could not conceal the surge of a ripe, womanly body." I can only hope they got better as the series progressed over the next four years, but I don't plan on finding out...

Okay, that's enough of this nonsense for a while. I'm going back to good books...
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