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Marci San Francisco has commented on (17) products.

Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon
Leaving Berlin

Marci San Francisco, August 30, 2015

As soon as I finished reading Kanon's ISTANBUL PASSAGE I eagerly sought out his latest book, LEAVING BERLIN. Now I feel compelled to read all his other novels. The richness of his narrative had me anxiously in East Berlin with Alex, the voice of Leaving Berlin, in the divided German city of 1949. Kanon creates such complex, fascinating characters and places them in such challenging situations it is impossible not to care about them. And in the process of living with them I was faced with the moral and ethical challenges of their lives which were not only heart wrenching but also life threatening. No neat endings here. Highly recommended.
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Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon
Istanbul Passage

Marci San Francisco, August 4, 2015

Istanbul Passage is a thrilling read, all 400 pages of it. Dizzying in complexity, fascinating in locale, some of the best dialogue imaginable, believable and deeply interesting characters kept me reading waay too late. Rich in historical detail, Kanon offers a disturbing look at the underbelly of diplomacy and intelligence at the dawn of the cold war in the strategically located Turkish capitol of Istanbul.
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All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer
All the Old Knives

Marci San Francisco, April 13, 2015

ALL THE OLD KNIVES is the first book I have read by Olen Steinhauer. It definitely kept my interest throughout. The mechanism of switching back and forth between the voices of the two main characters was very effective in maintaining a high level of tension. The surprise ending blew me away! I will definitely be checking out some of Steinhauer's earlier books.
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All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer
All the Old Knives

Marci San Francisco, April 13, 2015

ALL THE OLD KNIVES is the first book I have read by Olen Steinhauer. It definitely kept my interest throughout. The mechanism of switching back and forth between the voices of the two main characters was very effective in maintaining a high level of tension. The surprise ending blew me away! I will definitely be checking out some of Steinhauer's earlier books.
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All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer
All the Old Knives

Marci San Francisco, April 13, 2015

ALL THE OLD KNIVES is the first book I have read by Olen Steinhauer. It definitely kept my interest throughout. The mechanism of switching back and forth between the voices of the two main characters was very effective in maintaining a high level of tension. The surprise ending blew me away! I will definitely be checking out some of Steinhauer's earlier books.
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