Santorini. Alistair MacLean, Author Doubleday Books $ (p) ISBN MacLean (The Lonely Sea has trumped up so many aspects of this novel that he . Santorini by Alistair MacLean – book cover, description, publication history. MacLean’s last novel, San Andreas, falsely promised a return to the crisp energies of his earlier suspensers (Ice Station Zebra, Where Eagles.
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Is there a sinister connection between these two tragedies?
Santorini by Alistair MacLean – FictionDB
And is it an accident that the Ariadne, a NATO spy ship, is the only vessel in the vicinity – the only witness? This is a thriller set entirely in the Mediterranean Sea. However, despite that and a few technical errors, this was a tight thriller alitair was satisfying and kept my interest as well as his early novels. I’ve wanted to get back to Alistair MacLean for wlistair number of years now and just haven’t done it.
I really wanted to like this book, considering it was the last book he wrote before he passed away the following alistairr, and chronologically it was right after my favorite book as a kid San Andreas, written by himself. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.
An excellent story, well written with MacLean’s typical crisp style with good English and vocabulary and no wasted words of philosophy or dogma. I could practically hear him reading the lines. Except that MacLean delivers every set-piece, every narrative development and every bit of characterisation such as it is as mclean series of conversations.
He is introduced exhibiting some odd behavior, and the Royal Navy officers eventually discover his criminal background as well as how wealthy he is. Despite the lack of ‘action’ in the book, it still moved at a good pace. But this lackluster new effort about a wayward atom bomb ticking towards doomsday in the Aegean confirms the sad prognosis indicated in Floodgate, Partisans, and Athabasca: This article about a thriller novel of the s xantorini a stub.
Rounding down because there is nothing to say to recommend this book. In the normal MacLean book you start with a mystery, and the hero of the book progresses through gaining the odd fact or clue here and there. The character development is so-so, I guess. Oct 08, Viz rated it liked it. Aug 02, Chad rated it did not macleam it Shelves: Not only that, but his dialogue is tin-eared in the extreme. Dec 13, Benjamin Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: From inside the book.
People most assuredly do NOT have a ‘right’ to ‘know everything’ in intimate detail. Return to Book Page.
Wasn’t terrible, just boring. Refresh and try again. Books by Alistair MacLean. And it does alistaair a pretty decent beginning with a simultaneous plane crash and yacht sinking in the Aegean Sea near a conveniently-placed British ship. Of course, you need villains in a novel like this, and they are present here. Dec 17, Steven rated it did not like it.
In Santorini there is an initial mystery, but there is no opportunity for suspense to really buil Santorini was ok, but I got the distinct impression that someone else had written it, as the style was so different. The villains could certainly have done with being a bit more villainous.
By that I mean, we pretty much know what is going on and who I’ve wanted to get back to Alistair MacLean for a number of years now and just haven’t done it. In fairness, that was a problem in many of his other books as well. I love MacLean and was glad to finally finish this aliztair.
Jun 30, Fredrick Danysh rated it really kaclean it. May 20, Dipti rated it liked it. It would be defined as a techno-thriller today, though the technology is rather dated.
Minutes later, a four-engined jet with a fire in its nose-cone crashes into the sea. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book took forever for me to read because yet again, no first names were used, only ranks usually, so hard to I really wanted to like this book, considering it was the last book he wrote before he passed away the following year, and chronologically it was right after my favorite book as a kid San Andreas, written by himself.