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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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  • Posted July 26, 2014

    Great story

    This is a great story but too many characters. The only thing I don't like about books set in other countries is that some of the terms or language is not familiar. Other than that I was interested to read what happens. As with a lot of books, the preview turns out to be better than some of the following story which tends to drag a bit but then sgets better again the further into the story you get. I wish he had done more with the american story line as those characters seemed relateable and interesting to me.

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    OK, but liked his later work much better.

    Found this book a bit tedious. If this had been the first one of his I'd read I might not have tried him again . Have enjoyed all his other books very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2010

    Why is there a Kindle Version, Not one for Nook?

    Why did I buy a Nook? I am so frustrated that everytime I head over to look at Amazon Kindle books they have the title I want in a Nook Version. Does BN really not have the kind of relationship with publishers that Amazon has? please. I need to buy a Kindle and soon!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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