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The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth
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Feb 09, 2009

really liked it

I love reading Frederick Forsyth books. For some reason or other, the fine quality of his writing has been obscured by the topics which often wander off into the realm of remote possibility. Nevertheless, this book is a fine example of how good an adventure book can be.
The characters are well constructed and even have the conflictions that one would expect of someone in extraordinary circumstances.

We forget how easily generations of Germans were seduced into believing in the man who raised their heads once more after years of lingering in shame and defeat. Forsyth magically reveals these people as those lacking in certain areas, properly blind to things, but then this was a way of life we don't want to understand, lest our enlightenment of modernism come to a screeching halt. Perhaps in a few more years we will discover that our own blind adherence to greed has taken western civilization into the gutter.
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