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Hornet Flight by Ken Follett
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Jan 07, 2010

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I've read only one other book by Ken Follett. It was Pillars of the Earth and I really enjoyed reading that one. I had high expectations for this and I have to say that I wasn't disappointed. It was my first spy novel, so I don't have much to compare it to.

Honestly, it was gripping and well written. The thing I like most about it, was the fact that Follett really does a great job with leaving out the details that your imagination can fill in. Where other authors might tell you all the details of Tommy's trip to the store, Follett just makes it plain and simple. Tommy went to the store, then he came back.

Hell, he describes a really intense reunion of two lovers in half a page!!

As far as the topic of the story goes, I really enjoyed it. He really made the Nazi presence in Denmark seem very insidious. Like they were slowly creeping in on the Dane's everyday life.

The characters were fun, believable and likeable, even the antagonist, to a lesser extent. I cared when bad or good things happened to the characters, as it should be.

Fun read. Good way to spend your half hour lunch for 2-3 weeks.
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Grayson If this was your first spy novel, don't give up on them! If you want my recommendation, try a Mitch rapp story, by Vince Flynn. Its modern day, CIA spy craft... Very good though!

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