Sunday, August 7, 2011

Book Look - #24


Plot: In 1939, when WW-II gets declared,a trans-atlantic Clipper shuttling between UK and USA sees one of its dramatic journeys with fascists, kidnappers, famous celebrities, a petty-thief,businessmen,policemen being its passengers. The story in the clipper takes several branches during its journey - some romantic, some business-like - but when the core event of Kidnap takes place, there is some stake in it for all parties concerned.

  • Ken Follett offers a nice narrative where politics, business, family emotions, romance are all in the right mix.
  • The different sub-stories take up different sub-genres but are connected well to the central theme of the story and so no part sticks out like a sore thumb.
  • The pulsating moments leading to the final kidnap
  • The myriad of likeable characters makes the reading an even better experience.

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