Jeeves' mastery of his
Yes, it's excellent spoof of the English aristocracy.
The subtle shifts in accent and dialect from character to character.
It was funny.
It seemed for too many of its early hour an extensive and dull history of the Senate, offering little mention or insight into the character of Lyndon Johnson.
The crafty political machinations of Johnson as a manipulator/legislator.
Unimpassionately matter of fact
Only the last half. The first part was a dull history of the Senate that as a preface to Johnson's time in the Senate was left unconnected.
I'll read LeCarre and perhaps listen to a LeCarre read book, but no time soon.
The final scene with the American agents.
I was happy to be done with it.
Sure. It's still a good mystery read and a story told from an off the mainstream point of view.
I didn't particularly care for some of the dialect used, but overall it was professionally acquitted.
Only if Denzel Washington could be persuaded to reprise the lead role in a story that is not nearly as strong as his role in
Fiction based so heavily on actual events bears a tremendous storytelling burden in that the reader can't help but allow his own learned views to be placed in juxtaposition with the writer's reality.
The very idea of the Commonwealth's existence alongside the government's tangle of secret agencies created a semi-believable situation, but the action dragged throughout from lack of feasible or resolvable conflict, an absence replaced by an unending series of fantastical feats.
The descriptions of the Commonwealth's fictional part in every presidential assassination plot was more of a stretch for me than Superman turning time back by flying faster than the speed of light in the opposite direction of the earth's . . .
No, I think I'd be disappointed in the tedium of the plot, but perhaps the writer added all the James Bondlike action with the movies in mind. It probably would make a much better movie than book, especially with all the sexy female agents.
The author's description of the definitive season in which the American leagues teams finished in the inverse order of the teams' payroll expense, clearly providing what should have been a change in baseball management that a decade later appears only to have been embraced by less than half of major league baseball.
The playoff game descriptions in which the element of
No, it was extremely interesting to find a new explanation of a phenomena previously thought to be fully and thoroughly parsed on a daily basis.
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