Le Carré meets Cabaret in this debut spy thriller as a gay double-agent schemes to protect his smuggler lover during the rise of a fascist government coupWelcome to Amberlough City, the illustrious but corrupt cosmopolitan beacon of Gedda. The radical One State Party—nicknamed the Ospies—is... show more
Le Carré meets Cabaret in this debut spy thriller as a gay double-agent schemes to protect his smuggler lover during the rise of a fascist government coupWelcome to Amberlough City, the illustrious but corrupt cosmopolitan beacon of Gedda. The radical One State Party—nicknamed the Ospies—is gaining popular support to unite Gedda's four municipal governments under an ironcl
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
On the face of it, I should love this novel: spies, cabaret, a setting that is an alternative take on the Weimar Republic... What's not to love, right? However, the book just isn't working for me. I've tried to read this several times, but just get lost in the endless names and descriptions that s...
This was the type of book that when I finished it, I had to lie back down and just stare at the ceiling. It was mind blowing. There are layers of intrigue and you don’t watch it unfold, in fact it’s the opposite, you watch it form and develop as the story progresses. The setting in this one is on...
The book I read was not the book I thought I was going to read. I'm not sure what I expected, but what I got ended up being interesting and thought-provoking, especially in this day and age.Amberlough is a fictional province in a fictional country called Gedda. A double-agent sacrifices all his ide...
The second book I've read this year about a fascist regime taking over, but this time from the point of view of characters better in the know, a smuggler and a spy. Well written and interesting characters. Also some great sex scenes. I think this may just not be my subgenre.
I'll admit, the book hangs out on the lower eschelons of my 4 star, but I don't dislike it enough for a mere "it was alright". It was a good book, containing things that I look for in most modern fiction - diversity on just about every level, lack of needless rape scenes, etc.Initially what threw me...
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