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Harris's understanding of Soviet and modern Russian is impressive. The novel rests on a seamless blend of fact and fiction that places real figures from Soviet history alongside Kelso and his fictional colleagues. Especially disturbing are the transcripts from interrogations and the excerpt from Kelso's lectures on Stalin; the documents provide chilling evidence to support Kelso's claim: "There can now be no doubt that it is Stalin rather than Hitler who is the most alarming figure of the twentieth century." --Patrick O'Kelley --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I did like it, but it had some poor ideas shown. Like the keeping a secret for a decades in Russia. The good parts, in my humble opinion, show the more personal insights of family... Read morePublished on June 22 2007 by Matthew Gawelczyk
This was truly a novel I enjoyed. Sharon Shinn writes in a pleasant manner, and her stories are so unbelieveable, that they become believable. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2005 by J.Jones
I found Archangel by Robert Harris to be mesmeizing in its unflinching blending of fact and fiction. Read morePublished on April 18 2002 by Uncle Chino
This is the first Robert Harris novel I have read and I enjoyed the story. Harris gets straight to the point with the story and every step by the main character, a historian called... Read morePublished on Dec 11 2001 by Pavithra
I dont normally submit reviews, but felt I had to defend this book against a paltry 5 star rating. It successfully combines the best features of an historical novel and a thriller... Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2001 by "house_dad"
I had especially saved "Archangel" as a read during my first-ever trip to Russia, and hats off to Mr. Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2001 by C. Kuschel-Toerber
This is a compelling page-turner that will keep you up at night. If you enjoy cold-war thrillers, Robert Harris has figured out how to bring them back to life in this post... Read morePublished on April 1 2001 by Tom Williams
When I first began reading Archangel (my first Robert Harris read), I was captivated. The opening scene set by Harris is incredible and really draws you into the story. Read morePublished on March 6 2001 by Albert L. Riess III