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Slow Horses - Mick Herron
Slow Horses
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781569476437 (1569476438)
Publisher: Soho Constable
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Slough House (#1)
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
3.0 A solid, if slow-building, entry point to a spy series.
’What you have to bear in mind’--the O.B.’s words--’is that worst sometimes does come to worst.’ The worst had increased exponentially over the last few years. The O.B.'s words of advice for his grandson turns out to be a bit more. I don't think Herron placed this on page 2 to be a thesis state...
drallapaul rated it
3.0 Espionage book for the modern age - quite good
I'm no great fan of the genre but this novel, the first in a series, is quite entertaining although it contains the sort of convoluted plot typical of spy novels. River Cartwright has been "exiled" to Slough House along with other MI5 members and a plot involving the kidnapping of a Muslim youth fin...
Lynn Horton Books
Lynn Horton Books rated it
4.0 Slow Horses
It's interesting to see how the thriller genre has evolved in almost a decade. At some point, I picked up a later book in this series. It was good enough for me to go back to the first, Slow Horses.While not as vivid or hell-bent-for-leather as current releases by other thriller writers, Slow Horses...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
4.0 Slow And Steady (Horses) Win The Race
I really had no idea what to expect of this book when I picked it up. I ended up really, really, as in thoroughly and completely, enjoying it. Set in London, it revolves around Slough House, the place where spies go to languish after they've made a mess of something. To rely upon this book, as wel...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
4.0 "Slow Horses - Slough House #1" by Mick Herron - Le Carré rebooted in the modern day
"Slow Horses" is a (very) British spy thriller, set in contemporary London, in the post 7/7 bombing world of domestic anti-terrorism. The slow horses of the title are security service people who have messed up and have been cut out of the herd of thoroughbreds with whom they've demonstrated they c...
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