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Mission to Paris

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

If you like real life experience - not James Bond - check it out

Alan Furst is one of the few authors I have found who writes well enough to keep your interest without resorting to central characters with super powers. When a character is severely injured in a motorcycle accident and fully recuperates in a few weeks with no ongoing ...
Alan Furst is one of the few authors I have found who writes well enough to keep your interest without resorting to central characters with super powers. When a character is severely injured in a motorcycle accident and fully recuperates in a few weeks with no ongoing problems, the story loses credibility and I can't relate to the hero/heroine. Alan Furst can keep you coming back without resorting to such techniques. I, for one, would like to see more authors create down-to-earth characters that I can relate to.

posted by DPJ on May 16, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

It's so annoying to see reviews from people who have not even re

It's so annoying to see reviews from people who have not even read the book. I did, so here's my review:
This very short novel does not get off the ground until after page 100. Until that, it is a huge snooze fest. And once it does get off the ground, it hardly keeps on...
It's so annoying to see reviews from people who have not even read the book. I did, so here's my review:
This very short novel does not get off the ground until after page 100. Until that, it is a huge snooze fest. And once it does get off the ground, it hardly keeps one wide awake. I have seen the remark that Furst is the best spy novel writer. Hogwash! This book barely qualifies as a book, and one can skip it and not have their life diminished one iota. Nothing of any real interest happens, and the ending is just dull. I have been reading Philip Kerr's Berlin novels in the same time period, and he writes circles around Furst. Perhaps Kerr could help Furst out on his next novel.

posted by KenCady on July 4, 2012

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

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    It's so annoying to see reviews from people who have not even re

    It's so annoying to see reviews from people who have not even read the book. I did, so here's my review:
    This very short novel does not get off the ground until after page 100. Until that, it is a huge snooze fest. And once it does get off the ground, it hardly keeps one wide awake. I have seen the remark that Furst is the best spy novel writer. Hogwash! This book barely qualifies as a book, and one can skip it and not have their life diminished one iota. Nothing of any real interest happens, and the ending is just dull. I have been reading Philip Kerr's Berlin novels in the same time period, and he writes circles around Furst. Perhaps Kerr could help Furst out on his next novel.

    8 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Disappointing

    The premise is intriguing, but the plot simple lacks any dramatic tension in all aspects: the Nazis make annoying, mildly threatening phone calls, relationships, romantic and otherwise come and go without import or meaning. Then everybody goes back to Hollywood!?

    This is my first and last Furst...

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    boring and predictable

    The story line is slow, boring, and mostly predictable. Characters are shallow. Quite a few historical inaccuracies, even given artistic liberties.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 11, 2012

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