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The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan
The Thirty-Nine Steps
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Richard Hannay’s boredom with London society is soon relieved when the resourceful engineer from South Africa is caught up in a web of secret codes, spies, and murder on the eve of WWI. When a neighbor is killed in his flat, Richard, suspected, decodes the journal, runs to the wilds of his native... show more
Richard Hannay’s boredom with London society is soon relieved when the resourceful engineer from South Africa is caught up in a web of secret codes, spies, and murder on the eve of WWI. When a neighbor is killed in his flat, Richard, suspected, decodes the journal, runs to the wilds of his native Scotland in disguises and local dialects, evades Germans and officials.
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brokenbiscuits
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0.0 Books of 1915 (Part Four)
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Bloodorange
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 ...
CarlAlves
CarlAlves rated it
4.0 The Thirty-Nine Steps. Greenmantle (The World's Best Reading)
The Thirty-Nine Steps was written and is set in World War 1 era Europe, where conspiracies of worldwide war are at work. The story’s main character, Richard Hannay is leading a typical middle class life when he gets thrust in the middle of it all as a stranger shows up telling him of this conspiracy...
nente
nente rated it
2.0 The Thirty-Nine Steps
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.
AmySea
AmySea rated it
3.0 The Thirty-Nine Steps / by John Buchnan
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.
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