The Ghost kindle ✓ Hardcover ´ helpyouantib

mobi Þ ☆ Robert Harris

The GhostHe had finished I was done for”After five books set firmly in the past Robert Harris returns with a contemporary novel that brings the reader face to face with some of the biggest issues of our time the result is a gripping and genuinely thrilling rea For the most part this is a story which will draw you in and keep your attention but I felt that it petered out a bit towards the end I don't know why there is any discussion amongst readers about whether any parallels can be drawn between this fictional world and real world politics The basis for the story is so blatantly obvious Adam Lang is beyond doubt a parody of Tony Blair Ruth is Cheri And so onThe story is narrated in the first person by the ghost writer who is commissioned to write the former prime minister's memoirs The name of the ghost writer is never revealed but he is a replacement for the original ghost who had been Lang's aide and who had met an unfortunate end when he fell or was pushed from a ferryThe ghost's escapade is fraught with danger His greatest problem and this is a great part of the book because it really stirred me up is that he brings a lot of that peril upon himself by his foolish actions I found myself having to exercise great self restraint as I resisted the temptation to yell at the pages of my book No Don't do that Don't go there Don't make that call Don't send that email and so on He's an intelligent man but he can be so foolishThere are a few major shocks and there are a few incidents in the book which I am sure Harris intended to be shocking but were entirely predictableAs I indicated in my introduction following the biggest twist of all towards the end of the book it fades away and the last few pages are a bit disappointing when compared to the excitement that rolls through most of the story up to that point It is easy to believe that most of the events described in The Ghost could really have happenedAll in all this was a great read I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys thrillers and I shall certainly bee reading books by Robert Harris My dilemma is whether to choose Fatherland or The Fear Index

Robert Harris ☆ The Ghost reader

T like the sound of it’ finished my drink and left But he was such a good storyteller Rick I often thought he should have been the writer and I the agent that once he’d started talking there was never any uestion I wouldn’t listen and by the time This is a fast paced engrossing thriller like one of those high production value films where everything clicks and you know you're in the hands of a real pro

kindle The Ghost

The Ghost kindle ✓ Hardcover ´ helpyouantib ↠ [Reading] ➽ The Ghost By Robert Harris – The stunning new novel from the No 1 bestselling author of Fatherland; Enigma; Archangel; Pompeii and Imperium “The moment I heard how McAra died I should have walked away I can see that now I shoul TThe stunning new novel from the No bestselling author of Fatherland Enigma Archangel Pompeii and Imperium “The moment I heard how McAra died I should have walked away I can see that now I should have said ‘Rick I’m sorry this isn’t for me I don’ This one is somewhat of a departure for Robert Harris despite the main character Adam Lang being clearly a version of Tony Blair and Lang's wife being a fictional euivalent of Cherie Blair this is essentially new ground for Harris as the novel is not based on true events as such and therefore not historical fiction as per usual for HarrisWritten with Robert Harris usual flair for an intelligent thriller 'The Ghost' provides us with an intriguing and exciting story with thinly veiled nods aimed at Tony and Cherie Blair effectively social and political commentary perhaps at their expense All in all whilst being compelling in the way that all Harris novels are this isn't as strong as the majority of his novels to dateIt has also been suggested that as a former supporter of Tony Blair but subseuently disillusioned this was Harris perhaps with some kind of literarypolitical point to make with particular reference to Blair's role in the invasion of Ira Definitely worth reading and much better than the movie adaptation although definitely not amongst Harris best novels by any means