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Kingdom of Shadows par Alan Furst
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Kingdom of Shadows (original 2000; édition 2001)

par Alan Furst

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Paris, 1938. Nicholas Morath, former Hungarian cavalry officer, returns home to his young mistress in the 7th arrondissement. He's been in Vienna where, amid the mobs screaming for Hitler, he's done a quiet favour for his uncle, Count Janos Polanyi. Polanyi is a diplomat and, desperate to stop his country's drift into alliance with Nazi Germany, he trades in conspiracy - with SS renegades, Abwehr officers, British spies and NKVD defectors, leading Morath deeper and deeper into danger as Europe edges towards war.… (plus d'informations)
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Titre:Kingdom of Shadows
Auteurs:Alan Furst
Info:Random House Trade Paperbacks (2001), Edition: 1 Reprint, Paperback, 288 pages
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Great story, fantastic background. ( )
  vlodko62 | Dec 29, 2018 |
Another more-than-solid Alan Furst novel. I don't mean that in a dismissive way. I like how the novel doesn't necessarily have an overarching plot holding it all together. Instead, it just follows a Hungarian expat as he gets drawn more and more into the pre-WWII turmoil in Europe. Furst does a nice job of enveloping late '30s Europe in sepia tone...and somehow also manages to dash the romanticism to pieces in the process. ( )
1 voter wordsampersand | Dec 6, 2018 |
My mother was a Hungarian emigre. I was born soon after she gained her American citizenship. The locations of Hungary and its surrounding countries were of special interest to me. In 1938, a Hungarian ad agency man becomes a spy against Hitler's Germany. This was the first book of Alan Furst's that I have read, and I was mightily impressed. ( )
  phillipfrey | Dec 21, 2017 |
In my experience, a new novel by Furst is always a treat. Like his earlier books, this one is something of a series of vignettes that could stand on their own as superior short stories and which combine to make a fine novel. Through the course of the vignettes, we watch as Nicholas Morath, the protagonist, gets drawn more and more into the world of his uncle, who is a Hungarian nobleman, diplomat and Hitler antagonist. I know of no one who does a better job of evoking a time and a place than Furst does with his WWII stories, and this one is no exception. And like his previous works, this one is full of interesting minor characters brought to life in an excellent narrative from a master of the genre. Imagine a cross between Graham Green and Eric Ambler, with a bit of Orson Welles thrown in for good measure, and you get something of an idea of what's waiting for you here. Where I find a Furst story lacking is in the fact that his protagonists always seem to be carried forward by external forces, rather than internal ones. And while this is surely due at least in part to the WWII setting and the relative powerlessness of any individual to do much to fight the inevitable, it does tend to give a sense that the novelist is somewhat adrift along with his protagonist. And while this "falling into" approach to story development might work well for some, I find it a bit on the passive side. ( )
  jimgysin | Jun 19, 2017 |
Good, but far from his best. Several times, the hero, Morath was doing something without letting the reader know why. I know that Furst can be rather oblique sometimes, and that is one of the things I like about his writing, but I like to have a little more direction. ( )
  gpaisley | Jun 18, 2016 |
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Paris, 1938. Nicholas Morath, former Hungarian cavalry officer, returns home to his young mistress in the 7th arrondissement. He's been in Vienna where, amid the mobs screaming for Hitler, he's done a quiet favour for his uncle, Count Janos Polanyi. Polanyi is a diplomat and, desperate to stop his country's drift into alliance with Nazi Germany, he trades in conspiracy - with SS renegades, Abwehr officers, British spies and NKVD defectors, leading Morath deeper and deeper into danger as Europe edges towards war.

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