It is not always a good idea to revisit books read long ago and I have had many disappointments Not so with this, read it 30 years ago and it is just..Show More » as good, if not better than I remember. It stands as a family saga and as a historical account of Germany spanning the two wars. Still relevant today and rather worrying to see the similarities between the rise of Nazi Germany and a certain Republican presidential candidate in the US. A masterful storyteller, the equal of La Carre, and I will be revisiting the Bernard Samson novels next
Given that this book is 30 years old, you are probably only reading this if you are a fan, or want to revisit the novel in audible format. Well the ne..Show More »ws is good, a it is still as good as the first time you read it.
An uncanny ability to get inside the mind of the intelligence community
An exceptional novel, beautifully read by James Lailey. Len Deighton has a great understanding of human nature and motivation and has a remarkable gif..Show More »t for creating totally fascinating and thoroughly absorbing storylines. It's high time that the 20th century espionage novel, especially when written by the likes of Len Deighton, John le Carre and Edward Wilson, was accepted as a respected genre within the world of serious literary fiction.
Actually number five in this great series. If you know the series then you know just how good they are. If you don't then I recommend that you start a..Show More »t the beginning - go and have a look at 'Game'. Worth the wait, you will arrive at this one soon enough
Bernard takes a back seat in this one and we follow the story for others points of view - Bret and Fiona take center stage. Covering all the bits and ..Show More »details from the first 'Game' to five 'Line' we get motives and explanations adding insights. I'm not convinced that this would stand alone without having read the earlier works but it may stand as a good introduction to the next three in the saga As ever, great writing with super narration
This is a fantastic story, indeed the whole series is, but special credit should go to the narrator James Lailey, whose characterisations, pacing and ..Show More »general performance are completely fantastic.
Great series - three trilogies. A round up concentrating largely on the fate of Bernard although room for future books which never did materialise..Show More ». Not really for the first time reader and one really needs to have read "Faith" and "Hope" at least , ideally all beginning with "Game" Read them in the 1980' s and time has not dimmed them