‘Alistar MacLean is one of the few people writing today who has a story to tell’ Daily Express. ‘A magnificent storyteller’ Sunday Mirror. ‘The most successful. MacLean’s last novel, Partisans (), only made it onto the Times bestseller list for one week, in the #15 slot; loyal readers, perhaps, are. Reissue of the tense tale of a deadly terrorist plot set Holland, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. AMSTERDAM AIRPORT HAS DISAPPEARED.
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So here it is, my premier book review, my first theoretical step into the vast community of Good Reads, and my cardinal venture into the unknown sphere of literature commentary. I may be inexperienced in this category, but this has been the first book that I’ve read that is so aggressively populated with speech marks, and due to this, I found myself continuously loosing my place within conversations, and confusing which character was talking at anyone time.
The book, like all of MacLean’s, is deeply suspenseful, a page-turner you can read in an afternoon. Views Read Edit View history. Apr 30, Ishan Nag rated it liked it. So, after proving himself to the F.
What do they want? A top Amsterdam detective and two undercover cops are the best hope of stopping them in time.
As usual maclean at his best Maclean’s skill at using various situation and region to create climax and his impeccable way with English language makes you reread him again and again.
Preview — Floodgate by Alistair MacLean.
Now, for such a negative review, you would be led to assume that there is something fundamenta So here it is, my premier book review, my first theoretical step into the vast community of Good Reads, and my cardinal venture alistari the unknown sphere of literature commentary. This time the chatting begins when a mysterious terrorist group called F. This one I could barely make myself finish, and that was in the silly hope that something might actually redeem it by the end.
The sheer weight of the dialogue really brings this book down a star, if not two, because it’s so heavy handed, so clunky, so bad, so unnecessary. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Then – bizarrely, indifferently, the novel.
Floodgate by Alistair MacLean
He doesn’t spend any time at all in foreplay by building up the plot or for character development. When I want to ‘lighten’ my reading material I often turn to MacLean. Not one of Alistair Macleans best stories but still worth a look, terrorists are holding the dutch government to ransom by threating to blow up dams and other waterways if they do not accept there demands. The Way to Dusty Death.
The dialogue was wonderfully varied and refreshing, the characters were not intensely developed but were still better then most thrillers, the plot was interesting and the tense uncertainty kept me glued to the pages. Reissue of the tense tale of a deadly terrorist plot set Holland, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The plot was predictable and so mcalean story plodded.
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To go into detail with this thesis, I base this on the sheer volume of dialogue, throughout the book. Eagle in the Sky.
It is a rare example of inter-novel continuity in MacLean’s writing, as one of the characters in his previous novel Puppet on a Chain makes a re-appearance. The main characters speech and way of interacting was rather strange and distracting.
After the floodvate he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. Be the first to discover new talent! The patronizing attitude of the chief characters, especially towards the female officer and civilians, was rather irritating, and the very much upper-class British dialogue, which came across much more like stereotypical s senior English military officers than how one might imagine s Dutch policemen to be, made it all seem rather ponderous and pompous.
KIRKUS REVIEW MacLean’s last novel, Partisansonly made it onto the Times bestseller list for one week, in the 15 slot; loyal readers, perhaps, are coming to realize that the onetime action king is now the king of nonstop talk–padding out thin plots with rloodgate of soporific dialogue. I like the storyline and concept but the way it is written drives me crazy.
Fear is the Key. Maclean is the author of twenty-nine world bestsellers and recognised as an outstanding writer in his own genre.
Please provide an email address. Contrivance follows coincidence as he tries to convince the An odd one, this. Maclean did justice to the alkstair by making them intelligent but didn’t gave their character enough depth.