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by Greg Iles

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ISBN:
0340638214
ISBN13:
978-0340638217
Author:
Greg Iles
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton (1995)
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Pages:
695 pages
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1715 kb
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1277 kb
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Genre Fiction
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Rating:
4.8

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Spandau Phoenix book. Spandau Phoenix is Greg Iles first novel. He took a few known historical facts and wrote a complex novel speculating how the pieces fit together

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HarperCollins, электронная книга. Greg Iles - (born 1960) is an American bestselling novelist who lives in Natchez, Mississippi. Iles was born in Stuttgart, Germany, where his father ran the . Embassy Medical Clinic. Greg Iles - ( 1960 in Stuttgart) ist ein amerikanischer Schriftsteller. Leben Greg Iles wurde 1960 in Stuttgart geboren, wo sein Vater die Klinik der amerikanischen Botschaft leitete. Als er vier Jahre alt war, zog die Familie nach Natchez in Mississippi. Айлс, Грег - Грег Айлс (англ.

Spandau Phoenix: A Novel by Greg Iles is a World War II based story, but which takes place primarily in 1989 in still-divided Berlin, in England, and in South Africa. There is a denouement, but the only problem is that it’s 200 pages long. The long-suffering reader of this 700-page book just wants it to end.

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  • Envias
I loved this book. Well, at least the first half anyway.

I'm not quite sure that in my almost 58 years of life, I've ever read a book that dealt with World War II. At least not one that was so steeped in historical facts and myth as Spandau Phoenix is. I'm not a war buff, and had little knowledge of Rudolf Hess, even though I've heard the name many times. When I began reading, I was hooked. So much I went online to read up about some of the real characters I was reading about. Even the fictional characters, and there are a lot of them, were interesting and the story really had me engrossed. That is, until about the halfway point.

The halfway mark in this mass paperback version is about page 350. It was a big investment, but while reading Greg Iles other books, length is never a problem for me. Once the "realistic" first half of the book ended, the second half took on an almost, "Dr. Evil" flavor. Not saying that I was reading an Austin Powers novel, it just seemed to turn into, yet another, "Old Man Who Wants To Blow Up The World" story, that I've heard SO many times. No, not the world in this story, but you get the picture. Everything seemed to fall apart as the chapters flowed by and it just became so unbelievable at the end that it totally ruined the great premise that hooked-me from the first chapter.

However, this book is so well written, with lots of characters in which the authors does such a great job of allowing you to follow, without getting lost. With many words, Iles also builds a great sandbox that gives you a feeling that you know your surroundings. There are a lot of repetitive subjects, but the story does move along without long periods of boredom. (Stephen King does this to me.) I will say, Thank You for the history lesson though. This book did get me interested in WWII and for that, I am grateful.

Would I recommend this book? I'd have to say "Yes", but would warn whoever, that this is NOT a real "War Story" as such, but a far-fetched thriller that is well written. Some people like this kinda stuff.
  • Umor
“Spandau Phoenix: A Novel” by Greg Iles is a World War II based story, but which takes place primarily in 1989 in still-divided Berlin, in England, and in South Africa.

There is a denouement, but the only problem is that it’s 200 pages long. The long-suffering reader of this 700-page book just wants it to end. Most of the way-too-numerous plot lines are all tied up in the end, and the actual finale more-or-less explodes.

In an honest effort to make the huge cast of characters all different from one another, the author causes collateral damage to the book as a whole because not one of the characters ends up being likeable nor can the reader really root very earnestly for the “good guys.” One character, Jonas, returns from his appearance in “Black Cross” by Mr. Iles, another WWII tale. Yes, Jonas has properly aged. Other characters devolve ultimately into caricatures of their respective stereotypes.

An abundance of violence, cruelty and killing occasionally fill the pages, often preceded by betrayal, double-crossing, fake loyalty and sinister intent One meets, in a passing kind of way, some of the world leaders who were key well-known managers of WWII. There is way too much dialogue and a super-overdose of detail and minutiae.

Because the plot is ingenious and the entire book quite well-written, I would be apt to give this story a 4.0 under, normal circumstances. However, due to its length and flight into needless detail (both of which harm the suspense factor), it falls to a so-so 2.55, rounded up generously to a 3.0.
  • great ant
I just finished reading this last week (end of Feb. 2016). Up until now I had read everything else (and loved) of Greg Iles. I never thought this book would interest me, but, boy was I wrong. It mixes some true history with fiction in a way that's totally believable. The story line was so engrossing and complicated with twists and turns that were amazing. This book was fantastic. I have now started the 2nd of the 2 books, "The Black Cross". I love when authors have a series of books with old and new characters and how their lives intertwine. Greg Iles never fails to entertain. I don't usually write reviews for books but this book and I'm hoping the 2nd will live up to his Penn Cages series. Outstanding.
  • Vonalij
GI is a great writer with one flaw in my opinion : too long winded.
The plot is brilliant but the main characters come and go in terms of relevance. There are too many of them! The Russian angle is irrelevant in the end and the chase around Berlin equally so. But criticism is very easy and overall I have enjoyed the book. Recommended.
  • Beahelm
Excellent book of post cold-war. Interesting twist that as Spandau Prison comes down, we are once again, tied to, and affected by the Nazi. Iles' characters are real and full of life and his plot continues to provide twists and keep you riveted to the page. Spent several hours one night reading before I realized how much of the night had gone. What a wonderful way to lose sleep!!! Iles is one of my favorite writers and his books never cease to interest and hold me. If you are unfamiliar with this author, it is your loss. Read Spandau Phoenix as a great way to introduce yourself to him and vice versa.