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The 39 Steps - John Buchan
The 39 Steps
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781419151125 (1419151126)
Publisher: William Blackwood & Sons
Pages no: 100
Edition language: English
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
3.0 The Thirty-Nine Steps (Buchan)
This is another entry in the "classics I never read" category. I resist the temptation to add the "Canadian" tag to it just because John Buchan went on later (much later) to become the Governor General of Canada. Nothing could be less connected to Canada than this early spy thriller. I found this ...
BrokenTune rated it
1.0 The 39 Steps
I originally came across The 39 Steps when it was listed in the BBC's The Big Read in 2003 as one of Britain's favourite books. Buchan's book came in 138th place. Having now read the book, I'd like to know how this book even made the list. Just HOW??? Sure this book (published in 1915) was one o...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
3.0 The Thirty-Nine Steps
We have had a season subscription to our local community theater group for as long as we've lived in Reading. Recently, they did an adaption of this novel of Buchan's, which was an early spy thriller, or something. Now that I have "mature" hearing, I didn't get a whole lot of the dialog. Much of it ...
brokenbiscuits rated it
0.0 Books of 1915 (Part Four)
“Sansho the Steward” by Mori Ogai This is a poignant short story about a brother and sister who are kidnapped and sold into slavery. There’s no way there could be a happy end for both of them. The Golden Slipper, and other problems for Violet Strange by Anna Katherine Green A fun detective nov...
Bloodorange rated it
3.0 The Thirty-Nine Steps
3.5 stars. A short, old-fashioned spy thriller with a touch of humour, which reminded me of a video game or role playing game; the protagonist is very resourceful, the ending scene merits four stars, descriptions of characters and nature are really pleasing. I might actually want to see one of the ...
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