on September 22, 2012
Good plot, plenty of black humour and all in all a book you won't want to put down. BUT, you'll have to work quite hard as it is riddled with typos - nearly one on every page - and the dialogue is at times all but impossible to follow as the usual convention of another person speaking being on a new line is largely ignored, together with frequently wrong useof quotation marks. It seems like it was typeset by a non English speaker. Amazon, you should be ashamed of the lack of quality control that has gone into this Kindle edition.
on April 20, 2013
I enjoyed this story but could have done without the typo errors in the content. The font size started miniscule but when adjusted went to GIANT size further on in the book sometimes for only three or four words. There were errors in the use of quotation marks, spelling mistakes and phraseology that made the content hard to understand.
I dont know if anybody from Kindle looks at these reviews but if so this book could do with vigorous editing. As said earlier the basic story was quite good and probably worth the struggle to finish but if this had been an actual book I would have returned it for a refund.
on April 22, 2013
Although it bills itself as one, this is not a "classic cold-war espionage" novel. Many of the characters, including the narrator, are sympathetic, and the first half of the story is pretty good. Unfortunately, the whole thing goes somewhat off the rails in the second half, and the ending is ridiculous.