Spy Story



Spy Story An attempted murder, the defection of a highly placed KGB official, and an explosive nuclear submarine chase beneath the Arctic Ocean seem to have little connection to one another But they are the sparks that propel Pat Armstrong also known as Harry Palmer into the heart of a brutal East West power play And when Armstrong returns to his own apartment where someone who looks and dresses just like him has taken up his identity we are drawn into the world of spies and counterspies, plots and counterplots, that is Len Deighton s unbeatable trademark. Read Spy Story – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 291 pages
  • Spy Story
  • Len Deighton
  • English
  • 06 June 2018
  • 0061002658

8 thoughts on “Spy Story

  1. Feliks says:

    It is a somewhat morosely told tale Reads almost like a dreary English mystery set in the Cotswolds There is a lot of bleak weather and dour, phlegmatic, stale Englishness in this light little work The pleasure in reading Deighton is the nimbleness of his prose the occasional tiny flash of insight or cultural commentary He will poke gentle fun at a crass new plastic thatched farmhouse roof, or the way the wealthy serve sherry, or housing projects, or vegetarianism, or any number of other It is a somewhat morosely told tale Reads almost like a dreary English mystery set in the Cotswolds There is a lot of bleak weather and dour, phlegmatic, stale Englishness in this light little work The pleasure in reading Deighton is the nimbleness of his prose the occasional tiny flash of insight or cultural commentary He will poke gentle fun at a crass new plastic thatched farmhouse roof, or the way the wealthy serve sherry, or housing projects, or vegetarianism, or any number of other quirks in the setting around his characters Somewhat similar to LeCarre but in a much, much milder register Deighton is never biting or caustic.The chapters trip sprightly along, never speechy or overburdened, which is to the good Naturally, the inherent fun is that you know Deighton is laying a trail of clues for his protagonist and the reader to solve Whatever it is, is so subtle that its impossible to...

  2. David Manns says:

    Deighton is on record as saying that the hero of this spy story is not the same unnamed spy from The Iprcess File, Funeral In Berlin etc, but that he is cut from the same cloth Indeed it is easy to see why people assume he is He s previously been employed by Dawlish, knows Colonel Stok and is similary disaffected by the secret life.Going by the cover name of Pat Armstrong, our protagonist works at the Studies Centre in London programming War Games alongside the well heeled Ferdy Foxwell and Deighton is on record as saying that the hero of this spy story is not the same unnamed spy from The Iprcess File, Funeral In Berlin etc, but that he is cut from the same cloth Indeed it is easy to see why people assume he is He s previously been employed by Dawlish, knows Colonel Stok and is similary disaffected by the secret life.Going by the cover name of Pat Armstrong, our protagonist works at the Studies Centre in London programming War Games alongside the well heeled Ferdy Foxwell and under the beady eye of newly appointed boss Colonel Schlegel, a brash American The story opens with Armstrong and Foxwell returning from a six week trip on a nuclear sub gathering intel on Soviet communications in the Arctic Ocean for use in the war game ...

  3. Bradley West says:

    I read Spy Story after An Expensive Place to Die and much prefer this labyrinthine intrigue with a typical jaded Harry Palmer proving he s smarter than the average retired intel officeruntil he s unretired and needs to display some martial prowess, his wargaming expertise, his trans Atlantic diplomatic skills and figure out what in the hell is going on in this le Carr like thriller I thought I had it all worked out until the last pages It s such a good story, I suspect there s a kernel I read Spy Story after An Expensive Place to Die and much prefer this labyrinthine intrigue with a typical jaded Harry Palmer proving he s smarter than the average retired intel officeruntil he s unretired and needs to display some martial prowess, his wargaming expertise, his trans Atlantic diplomatic skills and figure out what in...

  4. Karan says:

    Crisp, dense plot with an unflappable hero Just how I like my spy thrillers

  5. Andrea says:

    Light weight but not piffle Lovely humor The plot is secondary to the writing No it s not the Samson novels It s not Bomber It s not Winter But a lovely break from some heavy going of late.

  6. J says:

    What is it with these British spy novelists Modern spy stories, specifically of the American vein, are typically testosterone brimming, gadget wanking Cretin A Thons in which all the work of spying is managed by a few rubber noses, a silicon based transmitter, a few ounces of plasticine explosives, and some rock hard abs While British historian, Len Deighton doesn t provide readers with the kind of from the inside access that John le Carr brings to his work, he brings to the table the What is it with these British spy novelists Modern spy stories, specifically of the American vein, are typically testosterone brimming, gadget wanking Cretin A Thons in which all the work of spying is managed by a few rubber noses, a silicon based transmitter, a few ounces of plasticine explosives, and some rock hard abs While British historian, Len Deighton doesn t provide readers with the kind of from the inside access that John le Carr brings to his work, he brings to the table the historian s long range view and the sense of bigger forces at work than merely governmental.He also carries to his novels another ingredient solely lacking in many spy thrillers a sense of humor It is, of necessity, the kind of dry British wit, and this novel...

  7. Allison says:

    I m sitting here trying to figure out how this book could ever be described as action packed as the action parts seemed to be few and far between.I don t know if I missed something, having not read any of the previous books but it felt like a lot of exposition was left out or very poorly explained.The whole story felt like many different pieces that only sort of added up to a cohesive whole.Some of the writing was creative, though, especially some of the descriptions.Read for the 2018 Reading I m sitting here trying to figure out how this book could ever be described as action packed as the action parts seemed to be few and far between.I don t know if I missed something, having not read any of the previous books but it felt like a lot of exposition was left out or very poorly explained.The whole story felt like many different pieces that only so...

  8. Bob Bracken says:

    A wrap up, or reprise Convoluted, opaque, reluctant protagonist, classic Deighton How do spies operate so completely on the dark still get the job done A wrap up, or reprise Convoluted, opaque, reluctant pro...

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