Eye of the Needle
One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin -- code name: "The Needle" -- who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory.
Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is beginning to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life.
All will come to a terrifying concl...more
Here are some reasons to read THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE:
(1) PRECISION: you like reading about cool, precise heroes or anti-heroes or villains who are painfully precise in their plans, the best at what they do and are totally "stone cold.";
(2) WWII BUFF: you love to read about the "big thrills" of WWII; this has it since the Ge ...more
Before he starte ...more
This spy thriller delivers quite the adventure! No master work of ...more
Again I am truly mesmerized by Ken Follett's imagination his writing style and this absolute gem of a book Eye of the Neddle. This is an incredible novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat, with massive suspense, thriller and the elaborate machinations that only Follet could design! I'm truly shook!
"In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies. "
Eye of the Needle became Follett’s first ‘breakthrough’ book, the ...more
Both books feature multiple points of view -- quite a few of them in Follett's case -- and on both sides of the good gu ...more
This is a fantastic page-turner that outshines most contemporary thrillers. I could hardly bear to put it down for the day and a half it took me to devour it!
The story is set during WWII just before the allies invade at Normandy. This first offensive by British, US and allied forces could determine the entire war. The only chance they have is if they can land where the Germans aren't expecting them. Otherwise they'll be decimated as they try to get their arm ...more
what i like about this book : overall ...more
The writing is quite good at times, while on some occasions the lines were overtly simplistic, the romantic intrigue was mostly about sex and nothing more.
Throughout the readin ...more
Follett starts with a one page historical preface about the D-Day deception. He ends the preface … “That much is history. What follows is fiction. Still and all, one suspects something like this must have happened.”
The high stakes of blowing the deception plan are emphasized several times … ...more
I loved this book so much, was reading on my nook and I was hooked after page 13. I gave it 5 stars, but I really would have given it 4.5 if I could, only because I would have preferred an alternate ending. Ken Follett is a genius. The whole time ...more
Esta foi a minha primeira experiência com Follet e não me apaixonei. Sei que lerei pelo menos Os Pilares da Terra, mas não é provável que volte a ler um (dele) deste género.
A história é interessante, mas não me agarrou, como acho que uma história de espiões deve fazer. Há certos livros que podemos ir lendo e desfrutando, mas um deste género deve, para mim, suscitar uma ...more
Eye of the needle is a brilliant spy thriller with a clever plot, an accurate historic ba ...more
The book was made into a motion picture of the same title in 1981, starring Donald Sutherland, wit ...more
Adorei completamente o livro, recomendo vivamente a toda a gente."
There was a lot to like about this book, but ultimately it wasn't for me. Everything seemed a) far too contrived and unspontaneous, and b) the outcome of the book depends on the bad guy (who is the main character, really) doing the opposite of what the entire rest of the book builds him up to be.
But the real problem is ...more
He seemed to hesitate, then said: ‘I’m undressed.’
‘So am I,’ she giggled, and she opened the door with her duplicate key. He was standing in front of the radio with some kind of screwdriver in his hand. He wore his trousers and no singlet. His face was white and he looked scared to death.
She stepped inside and closed the door behind her, not knowing what to say. Suddenly she remembered a line from an American film, and she said: ‘Would you buy a lonely ...more
Striving to tilt that fate toward his homeland is German spy Henry Faber, code name Die Nadel for the stil ...more
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Born on June 5th, 1949 in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector, Ken was educated at state schools and went on to graduate from University College, London, with an Honours degree in Philosophy – later to be made a Fellow of ...more