Triple Mass Market Paperback – Apr 10 2007
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“Highly imaginative…fascinating.” —The Washington Post
“A sizzling narrative…Follett is a master.”—Time
“A literally earth-shaking confrontation.”—The New York Times
“Masterful…first class…a grand slam home run.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
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I enjoyed the novel profoundly. It was a very good weekend page-turner, and I would suggest it to anyone who admires Follett's work. The reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because I've read more recent work of his including the Key to Rebecca, the Pillars of the Earth, and A Dangerous Fortune - All three much deserving of 5 stars. Although a great novel, I still must limit Triple to 4 stars because it's not quite on the level of entertainment as those aforementioned. The writing style of Follett is unique and he produces great stories with awesome skill. If you have not read those three novels I've mentioned, please take time to read them. You'll be incredibly entertained if you were to read any of them - with my personal favorite being The Pillars of the Earth.
Follett has a talent for weaving fictional characters and stories around real life events and places. This book is no exception. While not my favorite of Follett's various works, this is definetly a solid read that's worth a look.
The way Follett recreates history, the book COULD be true. He does a marvelous job, even when the point of view goes from one spy to another. This is NOT a "light read" but it's intriguing... captivating... and worth your time.
Briefly (and without giving anything away), the plot centres around three secret agents--one from Israel's Mossad, one from Russia's KGB, and one from Egypt's Intelligence Agency. It involves the arms race between the Israelis and the Arabs and takes place in 1968. I really can say no more other than to mention that one of these groups has an idea for ensuring that it remains a competitor in that race, and the method the agent has for bringing that idea to fruition (and this is what the novel is all about) is complex and really quite ingenious.
Stripped to its most basic level, this could be said to be something of a cat and mouse story. However, there is so very much more to it than that, for Follett is a master storyteller who not only excels in deftly handling relationships between individuals (no mean feat in itself!) but is simply brilliant at creating characters that the reader cares about and hence in writing novels that one hates to reach the end of.
Though not a light read, this novel is certainly enlightening. I, for one, learned a fair bit about Middle Eastern politics and something about nuclear weaponry. Further, I felt Follett did a splendid job of conveying the political situation from the points of view of both the Israelis and the Palestinians in a manner that simultaneously evoked both sympathy for and censure of both sides.Read more ›
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This is one Follett's earlier work, he keeps the story moving, and at the end you realize that this could have been written yesterday as we still have trouble's in the Middle... Read morePublished 20 days ago by David H. Smethurst
Another wonderful espionage novel with many twists and turns and several characters to like and dislike. A must read for all.Published 8 months ago by Tony Brenders
Let yourself relax and enter the book like you would a chalet on the side of a mountain, and take Ken's words as the scenery and live it with him.
Well researched story line with well defined characters. Suitable for history buffs as well as those who just enjoy a good story.Published on July 21 2013 by Foxglovefen