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The Key to Rebecca

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

This Book is awesome

The Key to Rebecca. This is an amazing book, with suspence, action, romance, just about everything you could ever want in a book. It takes place in North Africa in 1942, a crucial point in the War. You, as the reader, is trasported into the mind of Alex Wolff,...
The Key to Rebecca. This is an amazing book, with suspence, action, romance, just about everything you could ever want in a book. It takes place in North Africa in 1942, a crucial point in the War. You, as the reader, is trasported into the mind of Alex Wolff, and Major Vandam, in this wonderfully crafted suspense novel. While you read you find yourself as the character, thinking like him, seeing things like him, and practically becoming him. As I read I found myself taking sides at points in the story. Like when Vandam is hot on the trail of Wolff. I found myself wanting Wolff to elude Vandam yet another time. This book practically has not a dry moment and is wonderfully made.

posted by Anonymous on October 29, 2001

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Just Okay

It wasn't a book I HAD to keep reading but it was okay. I thought KF's "A Dangerous Fortune" was much better.

posted by Lis76 on May 11, 2010

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  • Posted May 11, 2010

    Just Okay

    It wasn't a book I HAD to keep reading but it was okay. I thought KF's "A Dangerous Fortune" was much better.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2010

    Hard to Get Into...

    But after I did, I really enjoyed it. I am a fan of his. The ebook did have quite a few spelling mistakes. All and all, I really enjoyed this book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2014

    A fun and quick read

    Follet's style in these WWII stories seems geared to younger readers. His characters are solidly developed but they are simple characters without complexity. In this book he pits a ruthless Nazi agent against an unlikely alliance between a rather nerdy British officer and young Jewish girl.

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  • Posted April 26, 2012

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    I'm willing to say I enjoyed this book, though I wouldn't be qui

    I'm willing to say I enjoyed this book, though I wouldn't be quick to recommend it to anyone. Follett seemed to be moderately researched in the World War Two Middle East, and overall the story was interesting. It was an easy read, and was sufficiently entertaining.

    However, there were a few problems I had with this book, which kept me from truly enjoying it. For one thing, the story was extremely predictable. Not just the overall outcome, but every plot twist and event followed a typical path. There was a severe lack of imagination and creativity.

    The other issue I take is directed more toward Ken Follett than this particular novel. I read Pillars of the Earth, and while I loved the story, it was completely ruined by Follett's writing style. Deciding to give him another chance, I picked up The Key To Rebecca, which did nothing but prove my initial complaints against Follett's writing. His characters are too black and white. The heroes are too perfect, and the villains are way too evil to be believable. Not only that, but I've noticed that Follett has a habit of creating evil characters with strange and ugly sexual desires...to the point of where I wonder if his writing is some way to live out personal fetishes of his.

    As I said before, the book was entertaining enough. If I had to sum up my feeling for the book in just a few words, it would be: "I wish a different author had written it".

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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