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by Len Deighton

eBook HORSE UNDER WATER download ISBN: 0224601512
Author: Len Deighton
Publisher: Cape (1963)
Language: English
Pages: 256
ePub: 1379 kb
Fb2: 1291 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

One obsession of Deighton’s nameless protagonist is solving crossword puzzles

One obsession of Deighton’s nameless protagonist is solving crossword puzzles. Since I have kept copies of the illustrations I produced for the London Sunday Times during the 1960s, I was able to find among the pages of the newspaper a crossword puzzle of the period. The 1943 German postage stamp on the spine of the book depicts a German U-boat. The group of cigarette cards on the back of the cover spells out in semaphore . and Y. The nautical interpretation of these letters is referred to in the book as Permission granted to lay alongside.

Horse Under Water (1963, ISBN 0-399-10419-4, ISBN 978-0-399-10419-0) is the second of four Len Deighton spy novels featuring an unnamed British agent protagonist (named Harry Palmer in the film adaptions). It was preceded by The IPCRESS File and followed by Funeral in Berlin. The novel is set in 1960, mostly in a small fishing village in Portugal, during the António de Oliveira Salazar a dictatorship.

A great big sunny Friday in London, the policemen standing around like tourists. On Jermyn Street two old men edged crabwise past the calm cheeses of Paxton and Whitfield. On Jermyn Street two old men edged crabwise past the calm cheeses of Paxton and Whitfield cordion they whitewashed the sound of ‘La vie en rose’ across the brittle winter air. Jean was waiting for me at Wilton’s restaurant. She wore a dark-brown Chanel suit. How did she manage it on her salary? A pale sherry awaited me and so did the news of the Strutton Report. O’Brien is forming one of his famous little committees,’ she said

Horse Under Water - Len Deighton. Behind us the Artificer Divers were welding and hammering at the benches. After we had been in the tank they would resume the same tasks under water.

Horse Under Water - Len Deighton. The diving tank was a grey-painted gasometer, reinforced with crisscross girders. Above us in a boiler suit ‘dhobied’ almost white was the tall one-stripe hooky.

Here in the second Secret File, Horse under Water, skin-diving, drug trafficking and blackmail all feature in a curious story in which the dead hand of a long-defeated Hitler-Germany reaches out to Portugal, London and Marrakech, and to all the neo-Nazis of today’s Europe. The detail is frightening but unfaultable; the story as up to date as ever it was. The un-named hero of The Ipcress File the same: insolent, fallible, capricious – in other words, human.

Author: Len Deighton. Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers In. New York, 1963. The dead hand of a long-defeated Nazi Third Reich reaches out to Portugal, London and Marrakech in Deighton’s second novel, featuring the same anonymous narrator and milieu of The IPCRESS File, but finds Dawlish now head of the secret British Intelligence unit, WOOC(P). The Ipcress File was a debut sensation.

Horse Under Water book. What I do remember is that Len Deighton wrote a couple of cookery books that I quite liked and found much more useful than this book. May 28, 2012 William Gibson rated it it was amazing.

I enjoyed reading Horse Under Water. The later Samson novels were a massive step up for Deighton and some of the best books of this genre ever.

Horse Under Water Текст. This expanse of inland water is a vast grey triangle pointing to the Solent. Central Registerfn3 and C-SICH both booked your files out to . The edges are sharp serrated patterns of docks, jetties and hards enclosing the colourless water.

Horse Under Water contains all the ingredients of a classic Deighton novel. In an explosive story of blackmail, treachery, murder and drug-trafficking, the dead hand of a long-defeated Nazi Germany reaches out to Portugal, London and Marrakech and to all the neo-Nazis of today's Europe. The detail is frightening, the action very violent and the story is as up to date as an .

Comments: (7)
Dagdarad
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Enalonasa
Great capture of the time and places. Hits the mood and paranoia of the depth of the Cold War. Creates memorable characters and tells their stories. I have read everything he has written at least once and many several times over the years. I will do so again, as I have never been disappointed by the works themselves, only when they end.
Gholbirius
Early Len Deighton - only one of early set, ( Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin, Billion Dollar Brain) that was not made into a movie. Plot can move a little sparsly at times with not much detail provided. Assigning Michael Caine's accent to the main character's voice as you read this makes it better.
Dorilune
Len Deighton is super qualified to write spy novels. He lived it! He was immersed in the neighborhoods of espionage in London. He is a masterful writer. He gets criticism usually by people who don't like adjectives.
Armin
Old school spy fiction done better than anything else.
playboy
I enjoyed reading Horse Under Water. It was well paced and just confusing enough for me to have to reference back and re-familiarize myself with the mix of characters that come and go. The subjects of counterfeit money, drugs, and political secrets remains in play right until the end. I have never been to Portugal and know a little about it so Deighton ability to take a reader to a new place was an added bonus. It was my 12th read by Deighton. I have enjoyed all but one of the books that I have read thus far. (SS-GG lead characters reminded me too much of Hogan’s Heroes’ Kling and Berkhaulter feud, thus I just could not take the plot serious!) I am glad I discovered this author and have recently ordered a few more of his novels.
Mavegar
Not his best but still worth a look. The later Samson novels were a massive step up for Deighton and some of the best books of this genre ever.
A fun read from an emerging writer whose later works are better. Although not his best, it is s worthwhile read.