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The Unlikely Spy

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Very interesting...once I got into it

Having read all of Silva's other books, I thought I should go back and read his first one. At a recent book-signing he said it was his favorite one so I thought I'd give it a shot. The story is great and the characters are very interesting. The only gripe I have is that...
Having read all of Silva's other books, I thought I should go back and read his first one. At a recent book-signing he said it was his favorite one so I thought I'd give it a shot. The story is great and the characters are very interesting. The only gripe I have is that it seemed like on every other page another character was introduced and it was a bit confusing at first to figure out who was who. 'I would've liked a 'cast of characters' page to help out. Yet, once I got into the story it was excellent. If you decide to read it, give it a bit before giving up...it gets easier as it goes along.

posted by Anonymous on August 15, 2007

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Too predictable by far

The New York Times Book Review called this connect-the-dots writing and boy were they right. You can see the 'twist' ending coming a mile away. Even worse, the book is wildly unfocused. Whom exactly are you gonna root for -- bookworm Vicary or dashing, sexy, Nazi-hat...
The New York Times Book Review called this connect-the-dots writing and boy were they right. You can see the 'twist' ending coming a mile away. Even worse, the book is wildly unfocused. Whom exactly are you gonna root for -- bookworm Vicary or dashing, sexy, Nazi-hating Catherine Blake? Read 'Gathering of Spies' instead. It's plot is just as goofy and predictable but at least that German lady spy defies our expectations.

posted by Anonymous on January 30, 2002

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2002

    Who on earth enjoyed this?

    Horrible novel in which two extremely sympathetic Germans (anti-Nazis by the way) are hunted down like dogs. The woman's only in this to save her dad, and the guy risks his mission to protect an abused English teen from her alcoholic father. Sorry, Mr. Silva -- the argument 'they're nice but they're the enemy' doesn't fly.

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    Posted January 1, 2011

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