The English Girl

The English Girl

A Novel

Book - 2013
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The wayward son of Israeli intelligence, Gabriel Allon is plunged into a high stakes game of murder, espionage, and corruption after a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, which threatens to destroy a prime minister's career.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2013
ISBN: 9780062073167
0062073168
Characteristics: 482 p. ; 24 cm

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vjmendi
Apr 14, 2019

#13

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cambridgedon
Dec 22, 2017

I like Silva's bland titles which are so unlike Robert Ludlum's - understatement is the way to go. Salman Rushdie playing a game with Christopher Hitchens said if Ludlum wrote Hamlet it would be titled 'The Elsinore Vacillation.' About halfway through the novel, after all that Allon is put through you feel betrayed by Silva. But as you read on, Silva delivers a plot twist that slams you in the gut and takes your breath away.

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PCPL
Jun 27, 2017

Returned but will try again.

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KatherineHere
May 12, 2016

Gave up after first 45 pages. The writing style makes it difficult to follow. The author goes off on rambling tangents, leaving behind characters you at first thought might be important, overdeveloping new ones (blah, blah, blah), until you get to the point that you cannot remember what the point was.

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abundantdeb
Aug 01, 2015

Daniel Silva captures our attention again with this riveting political thriller that spans multiple countries. I always learn about other cultures and the corruptness in the world through his books.

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rahmmie
Jul 30, 2015

Excellent book. Good writing, good plot, and Gabriel Allon is in fine form

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gtct
Apr 11, 2015

The first part of this novel appeared to be written by another person. The flavor of returning characters went on a slight tangent. I certainly liked Silva's other works a lot better than this.

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cknightkc
Apr 06, 2015

A good thriller, fast-paced with a tight plot - particularly the first half of the book. It bogged down for me during the second half, but still was a satisfactory read. This was my introduction to this series featuring Gabriel Allon & may not be my last, however, I wish I had started with book #1, as characters & plots from previous novels are referred to frequently in this one.

This was my first book by this author and I was completely smitten. A writer in the gender of Dan Brown, fast paced, good character development and respect for reader's intelligence to put some clues together, but still be amazed by the ending.

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thkelly
Jun 17, 2014

very disappointing. JimLoter nails it with his comments.

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SEBoiko
Feb 26, 2014

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

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SEBoiko
Feb 26, 2014

a Christian forgives, an idiot forgets.

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SEBoiko
Feb 26, 2014

and, as Stalin liked to say, death solves all problems.

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SEBoiko
Feb 26, 2014

...what was said behind a man's back was often times much more important than what was written about him on the front pages.

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