Sven-Bertil Taube in Puppet on a Chain () Puppet on a Chain () Barbara Parkins in Puppet on a .. Alistair Maclean’s Puppet on a Chain See more». Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at. From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time Sherman of Interpol’s Narcotics Bureau flies to Amsterdam on the trail of a dope.. .
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I wanted to like him. If this were to actually happen in real life, these villains would be as incompetent as the good guys: Retrieved 27 August — via YouTube.
Add the first question. It is fast paced and entertaining, yes, but just not very believable, and that knocks it down a star for me. In other words some scenes in the plot seems to be planned that way just to make sure our hero se It was over 25 years ago when I first read that book in my language Turkish and I had fond memories. He has two female assistants accompanying him to Amsterdam, and together they must unravel the mystery and find out how the drugs are being transported and delivered.
I should have listened to what the girls were saying. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
That withstanding, I still found it highly readable, and its very unreality leads to some very striking imagery indeed. Zal er toch iemand van de politie bij betrokken zijn? The flow was overall much smoother. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
How many Bond films can claim that? Or is it technical?
Sep 06, Richard Wise rated it liked it Shelves: When Sherman tries to save his assistants Maggie or Belinda it is ultimately because they are fellow Interpol agents; if he had an affair with either of them the clarity and simplicity of his actions would be lost.
So I find it difficult to get into under macleah best of circumstances, and with this book, I felt only a mild sense of curiosity.
She just gave me that devastating smile again, kissed me without any great haste, gave me some more of the same smile and went inside. My primary memories are the puppet images and the rather gristly murder of one character who is pitchforked to death. Jan 02, Maria Stancheva rated it it was ok.
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The novel is in first person, so it could just be that this particular character was meant to feel that way, but it certainly didn’t help me feel for him.
Sep 06, Ralph Carlson rated it really liked it. The ending was a bit weird, but not completely unexpected. Het eind vond ik ook erg cliche. What was she like? And the mcalean for macabre deaths reminds me of the movie, The Omen where everyone who opposes the little devil is disposed of in increasingly gruesome ways.
Enter your email address. The film’s signature boat chase 8 minutes of screen time along the canals of Amsterdam reportedly inspired the boat chase in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die two years later and in the thriller Amsterdamnedwhich would also feature a long canal boat chase.
Ice Station Zebra This article about a thriller novel of the s is a stub. If it wasn’t for the fact that the story takes a rather long time to get to the point and there seems to be a lot of extraneous information between here and there, this would probably be five stars.
He is in agony for several pages while writhing next to the body of a man who has been killed in the same way. Maclexn manier zorgt ervoor dat ik bepaalde gezichtsuitdrukking heel specifiek voor mij kan zien.
After the war he gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster. Predominantly, however, there’s action action action with some unusual good humour as well. To be honest, by the end I felt that it would be a very short story if it wasn’t for these cartoon villain-ish types of bad guys.
There is, of course a little twist at the very end, but still But, with all the twists and turns in the story, you aren’t maclewn sure. They ended just dancing like alietair to the tune of their drugs.
He tells his story in a breathless first-person narration. Works by Alistair MacLean. Pretty sidekicks… In a variation on the theme — and a concession to late s culture — there are two sidekicks and they are both pretty women.
Puppet on a Chain by Alistair MacLean (1969)
Of course it isn’t realistic. Normally, a character like Paul Sherman would quickly find himself in a canal with a bullet hole in the back of the head and instead the bad guys play cat and mouse with him. Inhe was awarded a D.
Deze gebeurtenis is bepalend voor de rest van de reis en zoektocht van Sherman. There are other Maclean books I prefer but this is a little classic.
Maclean writing in first person is like night in day compared to his third person narratives and is an infinite improvement. Shakespeare is quoted on pages 71, and But, with his character.