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The Hadrian Memorandum by Allan Folsom
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Dec 08, 09

bookshelves: first-reads, 2009
Read in December, 2009

I stayed up way too late to finish it, which is definitely a good sign!

It's a good thriller, with a great slow build up to an exciting chase, the usual fun. Unfortunately, like most thrillers, I was disapointed with the ending, though that's not the author's fault - when a whole book is suspenseful and tense, the resolution is always a bit of a let down, since it's never as exciting as the build-up.

The only other thing that really stuck out is that it felt a little anachronistic - with the CIA and the Russians racing across Europe, it still had a bit of a cold-war-era vibe to it. I was surprised to read an international espionage thriller centered around oil, that barely touched on the interaction between the CIA and Middle Eastern oil-producing countries.

Overall, a fun read.

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Reading Progress

12/02/2009 page 28
6.25% "Hallucinating the president? that's quite a dream."
12/04/2009 page 131
29.24% "Hey! The action in Berlin is all happening in the area I stayed in when I visited this summer!"

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