Eye of the Needle PDF/EPUB Ù Eye of Epub /

Eye of the Needle PDF/EPUB Ù Eye of  Epub /
  • Paperback
  • 339 pages
  • Eye of the Needle
  • Ken Follett
  • English
  • 15 June 2017
  • 006074815X

Eye of the Needle[Reading] ➽ Eye of the Needle Author Ken Follett – Essayreview.co.uk One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin code name The Needle who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory Only one person stands in One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin code name The Needle who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory Only one person stands in his way a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is beginning to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life All will come to a terrifying conclusion in Ken Follett s unsurpassed and unforgettable masterwork of suspense, intrigue, Eye of Epub / and the dangerous machinations of the human heart.


About the Author: Ken Follett

Ken Follett is one of the world s most successful authors Over million copies of the books he has written have been sold in over countries and in languages Born on June th, in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector, Ken was educated at state schools and went on to graduate from University College, London, with an Honours degree in Philosophy later to be made a Fellow Eye of Epub / of the College in He started his career as a reporter, first with his hometown newspaper the South Wales Echo and then with the London Evening News Subsequently, he worked for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming Deputy Managing DirectorKen s latest book, A Column of Fire, is a historical novel about spies and secret agents in the th century, the time of Queen Elizabeth I Set partly in the fictional town of Kingsbridge, it is a sequel to bestsellers The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End and was published in September His previous project, The Century Trilogy, has sold million copies worldwide The three books tell the story of the twentieth century through five generations on three continents Ken s first major success came with the publication of Eye of the Needle in A World War II thriller set in England, this book earned him the Edgar Award for Best Novel from the Mystery Writers of America It remains one of Ken s most popular books In , Ken s epic novel about the building of a medieval cathedral, The Pillars of the Earth, was published It reached number one on best seller lists everywhere and has sold over million copies worldwide It was turned into a major television series produced by Ridley Scott, which aired in World Without End, the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth, proved equally popular when it was published in Ken has been active in numerous literacy charities and was president of Dyslexia Action for ten years He was chair of the National Year of Reading, a joint initiative between government and businesses He is also active in many Stevenage charities and is President of the Stevenage Community Trust Ken, who loves music almost as much as he loves books, is an enthusiastic bass guitar player in two bands He lives in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, with his wife Barbara, the former Labour Member of Parliament for Stevenage.


10 thoughts on “Eye of the Needle

  1. says:

    This was the novel that gave Follet star quality status in publishing circles Not only was it a best seller but it also was adapted into a movie, starring Donald Sutherland Here are some reasons to read THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE 1 PRECISION you like reading about cool, precise heroes or anti heroes or villains who are painfully precise in their plans, the best at what they do and are totally stone cold 2 WWII BUFF you love to read about the big thrills of WWII this has it since the Ge This was the novel that gave Follet star quality status in publishing circles Not only was it a best seller but it also was adapted into a movie, starring Donald Sutherland Here are some reasons to read THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE 1 PRECISION you like reading about cool, precise heroes or anti heroes or villains who are painfully precise in their plans, the best at what they do and are totally stone cold 2 WWII BUFF you love to read about the big thrills of WWII this has it since the German spy discovers D Day plans and tries to get back to Germany to warn the High Command i.e his tap was taken after he was shortly exposed 3 TAUT THRILLS if this turns you on, Follet is right up there with Forsythe, Higgins and other masterful spy thriller novelists 4 MOVING LOVE LUST TALES Follet has always been unusually good at the subplot love stories in his tales the intimacy level is higher than some people encounter in their real lives the details of the lovemaking is hot I still remember, at one point, the female interest asks the male love interest why he never married and he replied to something along the lines as I never loved any woman enough to marry them and 5 LOTS OF COMPLICATIONS FOR THE CHARACTERS especially for the villain who seems to overcome almost all of them.Follet also does a good job of centering the story on the villain so that you like him and then switching over to another character later The transition works for a number of reasons but sayingwould spoil the story STORY PLOTTING A minus to A CHARACTERS DIALOGUE A minus TENSION LEVEL B plus WHEN READ 2002 revised review July 2012 OVERALL GRADE A minus

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    Today, most people know Ken Follett as the author of mammoth works of historical fiction I mean, we re talking novels that would make War and Peace turn and run like Napoleon s troops from Moscow See what I did there It s a known fact that you can construct a home able to withstand an F5 tornado solely from copies of Pillars of the Earth, World Without End and Fall of Giants Note this house will not have doors, windows, a roof, or the ability to withstand an F5 tornado Before he starte Today, most people know Ken Follett as the author of mammoth works of historical fiction I mean, we re talking novels that would make War and Peace turn and run like Napoleon s troops from Moscow See what I did there It s a known fact that you can construct a home able to withstand an F5 tornado solely from copies of Pillars of the Earth, World Without End and Fall of Giants Note this house will not have doors, windows, a roof, or the ability to withstand an F5 tornado Before he started authoring 1,000 page beasts populated with dozens of characters and crammed with historical tidbits, Ken Follett was known for his thrillers, including Eye of the Needle, his breakout hit Published in 1978, Eye of the Needle weighs in at a trim 330 pages in trade paperback , features three main characters, and gets to its point with the precision of a Swiss watch, or at least a very well run subway system Eye of the Needle is filled with Follett hallmarks paper thin characters who exist solely to fulfill plot derived motivations dialogue that is mostly expository, but veers towards the excruciating when touching on matters of the heart and, most important of all, anatomically precise sex scenes Set during World War II, the main character of Eye of the Needle is a German spy named Henry Faber Faber is known as die Nadel the Needle because his weapon of choice is a stiletto, which is a knife with a long, slender blade He is your typical Nordic superman A fine figure of a man tall, quite heavy around the neck and shoulders, not a bit fat, with long legs And he had a strong face, with a high forehead and a long jaw and bright blue eyes Faber is quite skilled with his stiletto, which he proves early in the book And it makes perfect sense that Faber, who exudes lethal sexiness, would choose as his weapon what amounts to a sharp, steel penis.The plot kicks into gear quickly, when Faber learns about Operation Fortitude, a real life counterespionage operation undertaken by the Allies on the eve of D Day Operation Fortitude used leaks of fake information, dummy tanks and equipment, and meaningless wireless traffic to fool the Germans into thinking that the invasion of Europe would come at Calais, instead of Normandy Faber learns of the deception and realizes its vital importance With dogged MI5 agents on his trail, Faber attempts to escape England and deliver the news to Hitler Meanwhile, there is a parallel story involving David and Lucy Rose David is a dashing young RAF officer was there any other kind , and Lucy is his beautiful bride They have an awkward first sexual encounter, because apparently British people do not know how to have sex For proof, please read Ian McEwan s Chesil Beach This is enough to get Lucy pregnant Shortly thereafter, David gets in a car wreck, putting him in a wheelchair Later, they move to a secluded island off the coast of Scotland It s called Storm Island Hey, honey, where should we live How about Storm Island Sounds nice It s not giving too much away to tell you that Faber ends up on Storm Island with David and Lucy I also hope I m not ruining anything by revealing that Faber and Lucy develop feelings for each other This won t come as a surprise to anyone who s read Lady Chatterley s Lover, which is explicitly mentioned several times, and is paid homage in the love triangle between the crippled husband, lovelorn wife, and virile male interloper And just in case you don t pick up on the Chatterley angle, Lucy exclaims Now I know what Lawrence means after receiving cunnilingus for the first time The combination of execrable dialogue and a sex scene so detailed it d make a doctor blush is Follett at his most enjoyable I mean that sincerely Whatever his shortcomings as a writer and frankly, he s always readable , Follett is a master storyteller In Eye of the Needle, he is especially good at placing his fictional character into a fascinating, true life context especially one that might not be known to casual fans of history It is a testament to Follett s plotting that, despite knowing the overall outcome of the novel the Allies successfully invaded Normandy and won World War II , you will tear through the book to see how it ends Of course, when it does end, you will probably feel vaguely unsatisfied, and maybe a little dirty, but that s to be expected You don t read a Follett thriller to be intellectually nourished You read a Follett thriller for the twists and turns, the outbursts of violence, and the it leaves nothing to the imagination sexual encounters

  3. says:

    We are looking for a needle in the haystack.First published in the year 1978, Ken Follett s Eye of the Needle is an intense suspenseful spy thriller Set in the 1940s and close to the D Day June, 1944 Normandy landings , this is the story of Henry Faber, a German spy nicknamed The Needle With an engaging plot, this spy s journey is quite the adventure The needle with the deadly stiletto.There are certain places where it feels that some of the chapters were not needed or can be skipped, and We are looking for a needle in the haystack.First published in the year 1978, Ken Follett s Eye of the Needle is an intense suspenseful spy thriller Set in the 1940s and close to the D Day June, 1944 Normandy landings , this is the story of Henry Faber, a German spy nicknamed The Needle With an engaging plot, this spy s journey is quite the adventure The needle with the deadly stiletto.There are certain places where it feels that some of the chapters were not needed or can be skipped, and there will be no effect on the plot An over all enjoyable war time thrillerHe looked as excited as a cat, in front of the fire

  4. says:

    If you have never read any of Follett s work, then this is a good place to start The paperback is 368 pages, which is shorter than many of his other books If you like his style, then his other books have evenpoint of view characters that he rotates his narration around I m guessing that Follett realized he had a solid formula for creating tension He just addedcharacters to prevent telegraphing too many plot points.This spy thriller delivers quite the adventure No master work of If you have never read any of Follett s work, then this is a good place to start The paperback is 368 pages, which is shorter than many of his other books If you like his style, then his other books have evenpoint of view characters that he rotates his narration around I m guessing that Follett realized he had a solid formula for creating tension He just addedcharacters to prevent telegraphing too many plot points.This spy thriller delivers quite the adventure No master work of literature here, but the story certainly diverts your attention and allows you to escape into WWII moves and counter moves.Follett sets his story as the Allies are building up forces for D Day and they are trying to camouflage their activity with misdirection in a variety of areas While the plot centers around these true events, the majority of the characters are fictional Sure Hitler and Churchill get some face time, but Follett s point is who knows if a spy like Faber really existed.I think what makes this book truly great is the superb use of character Yes, the plot is exciting, well constructed, and full of wonderful historical detail But Die Nadel is one of the best 10 villains ever written, not because he is the most evil, but because of his complexity I swear, for most of the book, I was rooting for him despite myself Each challenge the spy faces, the reader actually wants him to overcome Which makes the climax all thecompelling how ought the story to end How do I want it to end Fabulous novel Highly recommend

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    Eye of the Needle, Ken FollettEye of the Needle is a spy thriller novel written by Welsh author Ken Follett It was originally published in 1978 In 1940 Henry Faber is the alias used by a German spy, nicknamed The Needle, due to his preference for the use of a stiletto as his trademark weapon He is working at a London railway depot, collecting information on troop movements Faber is halfway through radioing this information to Berlin when his widowed landlady stumbles into his room hoping for Eye of the Needle, Ken FollettEye of the Needle is a spy thriller novel written by Welsh author Ken Follett It was originally published in 1978 In 1940 Henry Faber is the alias used by a German spy, nicknamed The Needle, due to his preference for the use of a stiletto as his trademark weapon He is working at a London railway depot, collecting information on troop movements Faber is halfway through radioing this information to Berlin when his widowed landlady stumbles into his room hoping for intimacy Faber fears that Mrs Garden will eventually realize that he was using a transmitter and that he is a spy, so he kills her with his stiletto, then resumes his transmission 2003 1378 379 9645568013 1939 1945 20 1386 367 9789648564686 1994 1939 1977 1 13 04 1399

  6. says:

    Clich d and predictable an ultimate disaster Wasted my precious time on this one.

  7. says:

    It has taken the total military and industrial might of the whole English speaking world the greatest civilization since the Roman Empire four years to win this 50 50 chance If this spy gets out, we lose even that Which is to say, we lose everything Don t bring me probabilities, professor Bring me Die NadelWinston Churchill, fictional quote but actual U.K prime ministerFollett s Eye of the Needle is probably best remembered as being his first bestseller over 40 years ago, as weIt has taken the total military and industrial might of the whole English speaking world the greatest civilization since the Roman Empire four years to win this 50 50 chance If this spy gets out, we lose even that Which is to say, we lose everything Don t bring me probabilities, professor Bring me Die NadelWinston Churchill, fictional quote but actual U.K prime ministerFollett s Eye of the Needle is probably best remembered as being his first bestseller over 40 years ago, as well as I think the only one of his books that received a film adaptation Set in Europe on the eve of D Day, the plot centers on The Needle a.k.a Die Nadel in his native tongue , a shrewd German espionage operative who has been eluding capture in the British Isles for four years Known for his stealth abilities as well as his lethal use of a stiletto, he is on the run from British military intelligence represented here by a pair of citizen soldiers a keen university professor and a dogged Scotland Yard detective after obtaining photographic evidence for the Allied plan of Operation Overlord.The first half of the book is a traditional hero villain pursuit though still well written , but the narrative is then kicked up a notch in the latter part once The Needle is unexpectedly forced to take refuge on a sparsely inhabited island on the Scottish coast There he meets Lucy, an unhappy wife of a disabled man and mother of a very young son The Needle insinuates himself into this family dynamic, but things soon go very awry and Lucy has to 1 flee for her safety during a storm to avoid The Needle, which is obviously a very difficult thing to do on a small isolated island, plus 2 attempt to contact British authorities as there is only a single two way radio locally available for both assistance and to advise of The Needle s activities Without giving everything away, the quiet Lucy believably rises to the occasion and displays admirable grit and determination for her son and for Queen and country I know I stayed put to read the final 100 or so suspenseful pages in one sitting

  8. says:

    Eye of the Needle, a sharply written WWII era thriller, is miles away in style and length from the mammoth, medieval epics Follett would later create Though not a mindbendingly difficult read, the quality of the writing was already present at this early stage Extra kudos must be given to any author who can switch gears and dabble in different genres Working outside your comfortable corner can not be the easiest thing to do.

  9. says:

    full review Again I am truly mesmerized by Ken Follett s imagination his writing style and this absolute gem of a book Eye of the Neddle This is an incredible novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat, with massive suspense, thriller and the elaborate machinations that only Follet could design I m truly shookIn wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies Winston ChurchillEye of the Needle became Follett s first breakthrough book, the full review Again I am truly mesmerized by Ken Follett s imagination his writing style and this absolute gem of a book Eye of the Neddle This is an incredible novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat, with massive suspense, thriller and the elaborate machinations that only Follet could design I m truly shookIn wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies Winston ChurchillEye of the Needle became Follett s first breakthrough book, the one that got him accepted in publishing circles, and gave him early fame Believe it or not, Eye was his eleventh published book, as Follett himself describes It was my eleventh try His eleventh try was a charm, because this book is phenomenal A big difference according to Follett was his in depth research into the lives of soldiers and spies during WW IIEye of the needle is a spot on, accurately written depiction of WW2 spy thriller at its bestThe research that went on the story is self evident from the very beginning As in most relevant historical fiction books, the preface becomes critically important for laying down the landscape for the entire book Follett starts with a description of a massive D Day deception Allied forces Brittain, US conceived a brilliant illusion of ships, tanks and barracks made of rubber, to fool the Germans into believing in a completely different location than Normandy for the invasion of D dayIt was a huge, near impossible deception Literally thousands of people were involved in perpetrating the trick It would have been a miracle if none of Hitler s spies ever got to know about it.The remainder of the story is told in several first POVs, as we follow the most dangerous and effective German spy known as Faber code name Eye of the Needle We re also introduced to two British MI5 agents, and soon enough the race for WW II s most well kept secret begins The tension in this book is forever ascending..its fucking awesome Follett creates memorable characters, and despite the fact we know the outcome of the war, and Normandy s D day surprise invasion, Follett takes the reader for a hellish ride Faber, the German spy is so ruthless, yet Follett is able to dab speckles of humanity in his character..just brilliant Despite his transgressions and murders, we almost feel compassion towards him Themes of nationalism , love , pride and deception are widespread in this book Also there are some romantic relationships including some vividly described sex scenes , that are done in good taste and add a great deal to the narrative Follett again has impressed me with this masterpiece of war, deception and humanity s greatest struggle for survival Eye of the Needle is an expertly crafted WWII spy thriller, likely the best ever written amongst its genre It s a must read to those who enjoy thrillers and historical fiction 5 Stars

  10. says:

    Excellent thriller where the action is happening at the time of the Second World War.

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