Journey Into Fear
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
, World War II
All ratings relative to the genre, of course.3.5 stars.Ambler wrote a series of novels from 1936-1940, then stopped for 12 years, returning to fiction in 1952. This is the last of the early works. Though these early works are considered "Classics", I found this book a shade immature in its techniqu...
The more I read him, the more I like him. Just goes to show you can write a suspenseful story without gratuitous graphic violence.
Very nice old-fashioned thriller. The tension is ratcheted up again and again. No one is who they say they are and people, they aren't nice to once another. Great stuff.
I haven't read much Eric Ambler, and what I have read was many years ago. Reminds me of Agatha Christie's style of writing. Actually not bad though, for a book set early in WWII (around 1940 or so). Not keep you on the edge of your seat suspense, but enough to keep it interesting.