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The Director: A Novel

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  • Posted June 16, 2014

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    Let's just say that David Ignatius is no John Le Carre! While

    Let's just say that David Ignatius is no John Le Carre! While I have considerable respect for his journalistic skills and make a point of listening to him when he's on TV, this book was a disappointment. I learned of it from one of Ignatius's TV interviews and I was intrigued by the plot. The premise was good the execution was not. Characters are cardboard and stereotypes of a type that I thought went out with disco. Their motivations appear contradictory. (Although, if this is what DC is really like, and the author should know, then this goes a long way to explaining what's going on inside the Beltway!) The last several chapters appear rushed as if Ignatius had to get done before going somewhere. I felt that the plot was illogical in places. I haven't read any of his other works and maybe they're better. I'll try another to see. But, I wouldn't recommend anyone else to start reading this author's works with this book.

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