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Berlin Game Bernard Samson #1 Read ☆ 2 Review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Len Deighton Len Deighton Ñ 2 Download When a valuable agent behind the Iron Curtain signals he wants out it's up to Bernard Samson once active in the field but now anchored to a London d. Deighton is considered one of the triumvirate of great British espionage novelists along with Ian Fleming and John le Carr and like le Carre someone who portrayed spycraft and the Cold War in realistic detail While I was familiar with the adaptations of his books the Harry Palmer films beginning with The Ipcress File and starring Michael Caine and several TV miniseries in the 80s I d never read him The screen versions may be partly to blame I came to reading espionage and thrillers uite late and perhaps the dour slow subdued 70s movies and 80s TV left a lasting impression that these weren t going to be my kind of booksThis first novel in the Game Set and Match trilogy and indeed in the further trilogies Hook Line Sinker and Faith Hope and Charity I think the titling structure may have put me off a well features Bernard Samson a middle aged MI6 agent He considers his field days behind him and while an expert on Berlin he grew up there as his father was a highly placed officer there after WWII he feels he has settled in the middle level held back by his lack of a university education while those around him are all Oxbridge types and one upper class American with high powered connections However when it comes to light that their best information source in East Berlin may have been compromised Samson is the only choice to go into the divided city and despite his protestations to the contrary is happy to do so due to his protectiveness toward the network he helped set up and his love of the city in which he had so many formative experiencesIn many ways my expectations were correct This is not an action thriller It is a slow subdued book full of dialogue rather than gunfights and car chases The only shooting occurs off stage as though this is Greek tragedy At times Samson is reminiscent of Chandler s Philip Marlowe tinged with weary cynicism hiding his moral core occasional biting wit and a willingness to follow the evidence wherever it leads Deighton uses the dialogue superbly to build scenes and relationships as well as plot using the conversations to show us and never as info dump or expositionBeing closer to le Carre than Fleming it would be easy for Deighton to suffer by comparison while many of the characters are well drawn some are flat particularly the few women with the exception of Lisl Bernard s old landlady in Berlin He plots well and there are moments of exuisite tension indeed the writing is generally very good It may have helped that I grew up in this period so it was familiar to me but I was completely transported back there without anything being too painfully early 80s with the exception one character dressing in white jeans and a gold medallionDefinitely in the same league as le Carre even if he isn t a Glasgow club

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Berlin Game Bernard Samson #1 Read ☆ 2 Review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Len Deighton Len Deighton Ñ 2 Download Esk to undertake the crucial rescue But soon Samson is confronted with evidence that there is a traitor among his colleagues And to find out who it. I was under whelmed when I read my first Len Deighton The Ipcress File but after having heard the name Bernie Samson a few times and with a nudge from my Goodreads group I decided to give him another try and I am pleased that I did Published in 1983 Berlin Game is the first novel in the Bernie Samson series One of the notable aspects of Ipcress was the fact that the unnamed narrator obviously renamed Harry Palmer in the film version is an outsider and class is mentioned often This is mirrored here with Bernie although not an outsider of the series his father was worked there and rather like River Cartwright in the Jackson Lamb novels Bernie has grown up with the stories and the myths as well as growing up in Berlin However Bernie s wife Fiona not only works alongside him but is from a richer background There are comments about Bernie s lack of an Oxbridge education and throughout the novel his attempts to get a larger car never seem to uite come offAn East German agent code named Brahms Four wants to come to the West Having once saved Bernie s life he is to be sent to fetch him However what this book is really about is betrayal not only of the kind that spies indulge in but the personal kind I am so pleased that I have discovered Bernie and look forward to reading on Gilgamesh but after having heard the name Bernie Samson a few times and with a nudge from my Goodreads group I decided to give him another try and I am pleased that I did Published in 1983 Berlin Game is the first novel in the Bernie Samson series One of the notable aspects of Ipcress was the fact that the unnamed narrator obviously renamed Harry Palmer in the film version is an outsider and class is mentioned often This is mirrored here with Bernie although not an outsider of the series his father was worked there and rather like River Cartwright in the Jackson Lamb novels Bernie has grown up with the stories and the myths as well as growing up in Berlin However Bernie s wife Fiona not only works alongside him Bombshell but is from a richer Ιστορία της Νεοελληνικής Λογοτεχνίας background There are comments about Bernie s lack of an Oxbridge education and throughout the novel his attempts to get a larger car never seem to uite come offAn East German agent code named Brahms Four wants to come to the West Having once saved Bernie s life he is to Lorca in a Green Dress be sent to fetch him However what this Broken Record book is really about is Anne Stokes Unicorns Slim 2019 Calendar betrayal not only of the kind that spies indulge in Narrativas do Espólio but the personal kind I am so pleased that I have discovered Bernie and look forward to reading on

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Berlin Game Bernard Samson #1 Read ☆ 2 Review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Len Deighton Len Deighton Ñ 2 Download Is he must sift through layers of lies and follow a web of treachery from London to Berlin until hero and traitor collide From the Paperback edition. One of my all time favourite Deighton books and of course his masterpiece series This series euals the Smiley books Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and etc by Le Carr I got the Game Set Match videos on CD ROM shortly after it s single broadcast which took an incredible hassle to get which Deighton then banned foreverI read the books as they were published and extraordinarily as the Wall came down Prescient writing WowI also met Ian Holm by chance at the BBC White City reception area just after the only broadcast I was working on another production and we had a nice long chat about the series I expressed my admiration for his wonderful performance throughout The supporting roles are terrific as wellThe music by Richard Harvey is masterful as wellI once did a virtual tour of many of the book s places in East Berlin but vastly changed in year 2000

  • Paperback
  • 352
  • Berlin Game Bernard Samson #1
  • Len Deighton
  • English
  • 07 February 2018
  • 9780345418340