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Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst
"Furst phoned this one in. The characters, settings and dialogue are sketchy and formulaic, even as he explains things any dunderhead would know and repeats plot points in case we missed them the first time. A very disappointing effort from an auth..." Read more of this review »
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Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst
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I haven't read an Alan Furst book I haven't liked, but this one wasn't one of my favorites. All of the reasons to read Furst are here: the characterization, his scene-setting (the one recurring character in all his books is Europe before and during W ...more
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