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The Thirty-Nine Steps

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Book Twenty Five.

This book starts off with a letter/dedication from the author, who talks about enjoying books in which “the incidents defy the probabilities, and march just inside the boarders of the possible.” And that is a perfectly fine description of the book he wrote.

This book starts off with a letter/dedication from the author, who talks about enjoying books in which “the incidents defy the probabilities, and march just inside the boarders of the possible.” And that is a perfectly fine description of the book he wrote.

I’m not opposed to a good chase plot, but i do prefer them to actually include a bit of plot; if Hannay was actually working towards something or finding out information. Instead he was simply killing time until closer to the date of the predicted assassination, which seems entirely boring and pointless.

The writing was good, and the beginning and the end was some pretty wonderful stuff. The idea of the ‘chase’ section of the book works, it’s just a shame it had nothing driving it and ended up rather repetitive.

(Longer review at: marvelatwords.wordpress.com)

taniwha says:

Maybe the film is better?

29th Aug 2013, 16:14

Wendle says:

It's certainly more popular, but apparently includes Hannay being handcuffed to a woman, which was not in the book at all...

29th Aug 2013, 17:47

taniwha says:

That 'handcuffed together' is a popular trope. I think I saw the film years ago. It was a bit of chase movie, like the book you describe.

30th Aug 2013, 07:08