- File Size: 2175 KB
- Print Length: 379 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1549867814
- Publisher: John Day (September 30, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 30, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07635MHM5
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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#1,533,969 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #5429 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Espionage
- #11875 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thriller
- #12110 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Spies & Politics > Espionage
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Overall though, I was very satisfied with the book. The pace is very fast, especially in the second half of the book and one wants to keep reading to find out what will happen next. John Day is also, very refreshingly, not afraid to kill off characters which one really expects in a spy genre but sadly often does not happen.
Overall I would say that if your idea of a good spy novel is John Le Carre with his elegant prose and extremely boring plots, this may not be the book for you to buy. However, if you like a cracking fun read (there are a few lines which made me laugh out loud), then I would heartily recommend Espionage - London.
It's definitively one of the best pieces of historical fiction I've ever read.
John Day has written from a perspective that is rarely used. Reading from the point of view of four German’s gives a very human face to a side of WW2 that few take the time to give credit for. Just for this insight, I am adding Mr. Day to my list of favorite authors. He’s taken a risk in writing this that few pursue and I thank him for it.
It’s clear through the entire book that John Day has put his heart into every word. His characters are extremely well developed. Each trial they face is explored from multiple angles and thought provoking. It gives tribute to the saying “No one is fully evil. Nothing is as simple as black and white. We are all grey areas”.
After completing the story, I found myself very conflicted. This is high praise for an author. Think about the skill it takes to put such a human face on people who have for decades been portrayed as pure evil. After reading “Espionage London”, I feel that I have a deeper understanding of the plight of Germans and their motivations for fighting. That is not to say that I condone their actions or the murder of millions. For that reason, the German’s are complicit in an unthinkable evil.
Being American, it took me a bit to fall into the different use of language, punctuation and spelling, but this didn’t take away from the brilliance of the story in the slightest. John Day is from the UK and it’s expected that he writes the way he does. To be honest, I actually prefer authors to write with their native version of English. It helps the reader with a worldview perspective as well as being fun to imagine the narration with an accent. Before you ask, I also added a German accent to the characters as well. John Day’s writing makes it easy to do this and it added another layer to the story that I greatly enjoyed.
John Day does a good job of tying up loose ends and serving up justice where justice is due. As Peter, (one of the main characters) so eloquently puts it…..Revenge is a dish best served cold. I greatly enjoyed his success in exacting that particular revenge. I literally gave a cheerfully loud “Hell yes!” after reading that passage. Some people deserve their fate and trust me on this, that particular person absolutely got what was coming to him. You’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when you read it.
“Espionage London” is very quotable and filled with interesting insights. I thoroughly enjoyed reading and will be adding his other books to my TBR list.
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