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Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
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Jun 29, 2008

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bookshelves: mystery-suspense

Really good summer read, I think. Interesting perspective on Stalinist Soviet Union (well, Stalinist and immediately post-Stalinist, since Stalin dies during the time covered in the book). It's a psychological and political thriller, fairly well-plotted and, especially at the end, well paced.

He got a bit repetitive, and I thought clubbed me over the head a bit with some of his points about the era, the horrible tactics, etc. I look forward to more books by this young author. I am betting his style will mature -- I just hope he has more great yarns to spin!

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