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Zoo Station by David Downing
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Aug 23, 09

bookshelves: mainstream, read_2009
Read in August, 2009

Some people commented about David Downing's John Russell books as "once you are finished with Alan Furst" and I would not disagree in the sense that they have a clear similarity though also notable differences insofar they follow one main character rather than a largish cast that changes from novel to novel while keeping a sense of connection by cameos and references.

Anyway if you love Alan Furst you will love David Downing for the same minute recreation of the pre-WW2 tense and dark atmosphere, great characters, deep humanity in the face of brutality and a world gone mad, great pace as historical fiction while sedate for a thriller - which works perfectly for me as a lover of hist fiction and meh generally on thrillers...

Since I finished all Alan Furst to date, I plan to read the next two John Russell (both bought already) asap and I expect to enjoy them greatly too
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