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I really enjoyed this book. I don't see the problem with the class issues since I would expect that of a British man living in the early 1900s.

I saw someone else's review of Thirty nine steps saying that the plot was far fetched. Perhaps, at times in all three books the plot is far fetched, but then again this is fiction!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
01/28/2009
This book is set during World War I, not II. It is a great read. I've read criticisms of Buchan due to racism and being a minority I did not perceive any such notion.

If you're into adventure stories this short series of books are great. Buchan's keeps the books interesting adding interest with excitement and humor. Richard Hannay is sometimes a little pretentious, but I enjoyed his sense of honor, dignity and compassion. The book is as much about his adventures, the war and life as a spy as it is about the relationships Hannay had with his friends and colleagues. I would recommend this book to anyone, it lacks the vulgarity of modern day books and would make a great adventure read for anyone teen or adult.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
01/28/2009
I haven't made it through the third chapter of this book and already I'm bored. I wonder if anyone else has felt this way about this book? The story drones on in chapters one and two and still I know little about the character who's life is being depicted. Based on this short introduction, I would not recommend this book to another person.

If anyone disagrees, please respond. Maybe it will motivate me to finish.
01/28/2009
Tom Turner - Cults, Money and Murder
FEATURED AUTHOR - A native New Englander, Tom Turner dropped out of college and ran a Vermont bar. Limping back a few years later to get his sheepskin, he went on to become an advertising copywriter, first in Boston, then New York. After 10 years of post-Mad Men life, he made both a career and geography change and ended up in Palm Beach, renovating houses and collecting raw materials for his novels. He now lives on Skidaway Island, outside of Savannah, where he’s writing books about passion and murder among his… Read more