The 39 Steps
Publish date: June 17th 2004
Publisher: William Blackwood & Sons
Pages no: 100
Edition language: English
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It's all true about melodrama and an impossible number of improbable coincidences. But there's one redeeming feature: this book is quite well-written as regards language, unlike most of the ordinary light reading.
I enjoyed this action-adventure light story. It wasn't thrilling by today's thriller standards, but I had fun with it. I enjoyed the Scotland setting, too.
I'd heard the title of this book (and accompanying movie) many times before, but didn't realize it was a spy thriller (I thought it was horror instead, perhaps due to the Alfred Hitchock movie connection?). It's definitely a fairly thrilling read for the most part -- the descriptions of the Scottis...
”I know what it is to feel lonely and helpless and to have the whole world against me, and those are things that no men or women ought to feel.” Richard Hanney in The 39 Steps. In the edition that I read Toby Buchan, grandson of John Buchan, wrote an introduction that was almost an apology. About ha...