READ PDF Ê Fear is the Key - by Alistair MacLean #2020

  • Title: Fear is the Key
  • Author: Alistair MacLean
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  • Page: 395
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

  • Fear is the Key By Alistair MacLean A cruelly exciting novel of ruthless revenge set in the steel jungle of a great oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and on the sea bed below it.
    Alistair MacLean
    Alistair Stuart MacLean Scottish Gaelic Alasdair MacGill Eain , the son of a Scots Minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands In 1941, at the age of eighteen, he joined the Royal Navy two and a half years spent aboard a cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his first novel, the outstanding documentary novel on the war at sea After the war he gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster In 1983, he was awarded a D Litt from the same university.Maclean is the author of twenty nine world bestsellers and recognised as an outstanding writer in his own genre Many of his titles have been adapted for film The Guns of the Navarone, The Satan Bug, Force Ten from Navarone, Where Eagles Dare and Bear Island are among the most famous.

    Fear is the Key By Alistair MacLean


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    If you ve never read Alistair Maclean, it will open you up to a whole new genre of thriller the post WW2 British yarn A little literary and less ribald than its American counterpart, but just as guilty a pleasure It would be nearly impossible to offer an illustration of FEAR IS THE KEY without dropping a few spoilers, but it s a fine example of Maclean s work.

    I ve read opinions that early MacLean is better than later I think that proves true in this tale from the early 60s, which is comparable in my opinion to The Satan Bug, one of MacLean s pseudonymous novels Originally anyway This one is a bit rollicking than Circus, a later MacLean which I read shortly before this title where espionage and intrigue fill up the early pages while driving the plot toward an action conclusion Fear moves in overdrive from the opening moments After a poignant and almo [...]

    Jonathan Kirby
    I remember reading this book than four decades ago Fast paced, thrilling, a stunning opening I decided to read the book online it took a whole day The book merits 5 stars Superb Nobody writes thrillers better than Alistair Maclean Imagine, I read a book that I read sometime around 1968 69 That s than four decades ago I m a teenager then probably 15 or 16 I read the book today in 2015 reading it online is painful, but what can a man do and I can feel the pace, the verve, the vitality, the thril [...]

    Kurt Reichenbaugh
    I took the paperback along with me on a trip to Mexico for reading on the buses and plane I was a fan of some of MacLean s novels when I was a teenager and reading this one reminded me why I liked them This one had a lot of action and violence in it And like other MacLean novels, most of the motives and details behind the caper are kept from the reader until opportune moments This one has a millionaire daughter who is kidnapped by the hero, a hop head sadist, a coldblooded killer, an arrogant ge [...]

    Actual rating 3.5.This book was recommended to me by a very good friend, who said it was her favorite MacLean book Since I really enjoyed Where Eagles Dare, I thought I d give it a go, and it was quite good Still like WED better maybe because it s set in WWII but Fear is the Key was definitely worth my time Favorite character Jablonsky And now I want to re read FITK sometime so that I can piece everything together the way it REALLY was.

    I loved this book from the moment I picked it up and until I reached the last page It creates all the mystery in the beginning so that you are compelled to think about what will happen next when you are not reading the book MacLean also gives room to his readers to actually get their horses running and think as to what might happen or who is the culprit or who is not, almost like he is with you, reading, discussing, and eventually leading you to the answer A short read, but a damn good one

    MacLean wrote excellent, clean adventure novels set during WWII or the Cold War Full of tough good guys and nasty baddies they always have some twists and are solid escapist reading There s usually a woman who may not be a great fighter but is courageous and smart, too This tale of revenge is especially clever a good way to while away a cold, grey afternoon.

    Thomas Strömquist
    Fast paced, surprising twists and for the most time utterly implausible This book is however, with a few others, responsible for me being a reader in the first place and I really should read it again one of these days Or maybe not.

    Mihai Frenţiu
    The twist of situation comes when you expect the least and the last scenes are actually pretty good Lots of mistery.

    A pretty grim tale with no happy ending, either.

    Hanna Siikilä
    200 ensimm ist sivua en yht n tiennyt mit ihmett t ss kirjassa tapahtuu, siis hyv ll tavalla J lleen hieno kirja MacLeanilta, silti Vain kotkat kuuntelevat on viel lemppari.

    Michael Newbold
    I read this because it s one that inspired Timothy Zahn I wouldn t say it s a great classic but it was an enjoyable read and a page turner.

    A good solid read with a fantastic ending A bit slow in places, but not enough to put you off Glad I read it again

    Lenny Husen
    THIS COVER IS SO FABULOUS The Handsome Hero stands firmly planted wearing a Chartreuse Sports Jacket, matching pants with slightly bulging crotch, with flaming bright red hair and a scar from his right eye to the angle of his right mandible, he is in the act of firing a Pistol with his Right hand, and clutching with his Left the terrified beautiful blonde Heiress with the skimpy green halter top and tight white pants In the background we see an airplane that has been shot down heading in a dive [...]

    Something in Finnish too Ollaan Amerikassa suurkapitalismin pime ll puolella, kovapintaisten gangsterien keskuudessa Er ss oikeussalissa syytet n John Talbot nimist miest t rkeist rikoksista Ilman ennakkovaroitusta John Talbot ampuu oikeussalissa poliisia, sieppaa er n vaaleaverik n kilvekseen ja sy ksyy pakoon oikeuden puheenjohtajan omalla Chevroletilla Koko maassa suoritetaan takaa ajoh lytys Tyt n nimi on Mary Ruthven mutta kuka h n oikeastaan on Ja kuka on loppujen lopuksi t m John Talbot M [...]

    If you ve read much Maclean, the twist on page 80 won t be much of a surprise but otherwise, 50 years on this remains a surprisingly strong book Catches and holds your attention, and generally stands the test of time with a few glaring exceptions, like references to George Raft, Little Lord Fauntleroy, and the fact that the whole plot revolves around trying to salvage ten million dollars which comes off awfully Dr Evil And of course, there s the very unfortunate line, you silly young muggins, wh [...]

    I started reading Alistair MacLean back in the late 60s, when I was only nine years old While I didn t like his novels written after the early 70s, I ve re read many times all his novels from the 50s and 60s.Fear Is The Key is from the late 50s and while it was written during MacLean s heyday, it s not his best effort I enjoyed the setting and the main character Both had a lot of depth and MacLean seemed to particularly enjoy expanding on the descriptions of the section of Florida where the stor [...]

    Tim Corke
    After an early uncertainty about the plot and the style, unfortunately they didn t get any better Whilst an interesting enough plot and series of characters, Fear is the Key didn t really do anything for me The writing was OK but was written simply and without a great deal of depth so didn t really feel like picking it up and reading a few pages The role of Talbot and the development of the character was clear but for a long while it wasn t clear what was actually happening and how it was relat [...]

    Not the most enthralling Maclean novel, a strange somewhat unbelievable plot Nevertheless, it still had the trademark suspense and thrills that made Maclean famous I would recommend this book as your first Maclean novel if you want to read them all, as it may seem better when not compared toForce 10 From Navarone, When Eight Bells Toll, The Last Frontier or HMS Ulysses which are definitely my favourites so far.

    Joseph Grinton
    I have recently been re reading all the books by Alistair Maclean that I read when I was a teenager, which was all the ones he d written up to Caravan to Vaccar s I think After that they lost something and I stopped reading them I wondered if it was because I d grown up Apparently not They are still great fun to read The characters are flimsy The situations are corny The vocabulary is predictable But he has a great sense of humour and the plots zing along with not a word wasted He has a light to [...]

    Red Heaven
    Being a big fan of MacLean and knowing I saw the movie years ago but not really remembering anything about the plot, I dived into this It starts well with the hero breaking out of a courthouse in Florida, and when he subsequently gets captured at a motel, and taken to a bigshot oil baron s house, you sense the workings of the plot begin to grind Unfortunately, the book gets bogged down with a lot of talking after a moonlight rendezvous with an oil rig When the hero ends up at the diving bell, I [...]

    Fear is the key is a mindless action adventure thriller and does not purport to be anything The opening plot is slightly incredulous, what with the courthouse jailbreak, but that s acceptable and encouraged in the genre I suppose And it is written well.I will give credit to the author where it is due, the story is not overly predictable, an ailment that mindless action is usually crippled by and offers some fairly engrossing insights into the world of deep sea exploration without suffering from [...]

    Norton Stone
    I m guessing MacLean wrote fast There are so many holes in the plot that are fixed up along the way you just have to concentrate on the path ahead rather than the ground at your feet The book was written in a different time when the world was transitioning from Cagney like gangsters and the dialogue can be a little dated as a result The final sequence in the bathyscaphe A diving submarine is very good This is a revenge thriller that moves quickly, is highly unlikely, but has an interesting start [...]

    This is the classic, action packed, one man takes on a load of bad guys and wins story, much loved by Hollywood film companies It is a good one however, with lots of plot twists and challenges for our hero to overcome, and at least he hurts when beaten up and gets tired sometimes.The author has a certain whimsical humour in his writing, which adds an enjoyable counterpart to all the gung ho stuff.

    Enoni, joka ei omien sanojensa mukaan juuri kirjoja lue, suositteli t t minulle ja lainasi suomenkielisen painoksenkin Vaikkei j nnityskirjallisuus ole ihan minun heini , luin kuitenkin Alun suoraviivainen toiminta oli tyls , mutta loppuvaiheessa, kun tarinan monikerroksellisuus alkoi paljastua ja eri ihmisten syyllisyytt alettiin punnita, kiinnostuin enemm n Ja sitten kirja jo loppuikin Ei minun kirjani, mutta jos tykk j nnityksest , niin olihan t m ihan hauska.

    Jeff Crosby
    I have always held this MacLean novel in high regard It falls into his early period of great work late 1950s early 1960s It is very typical on some levels and unique on others This hero is a little less lethal than some, but he is very compelling You know his motive from the beginning, but in the end, revenge is somewhat hollow Solid action, good characters Vintage MacLean This was fun to re read.

    Jim B
    Audiobook read by Francis Matthews, whose British voice ably reproduced many voices, including American The story was obviously cleverly written and had a dry sense of humor The book began with a criminal for a hero But even with all the unexpected turns to the plot, I didn t care about the characters or the story line, and found myself avoiding listening to it, so I haven t finished it It may have been that I was too distracted to enjoy the book and should try again

    L.A. Larkin
    A dramatic Prologue opens up a big mystery as a plane is shot down because of something it is carrying There is also a clever twist as you discover the true identity of the central character known as Chrysler but I found it hard to get past the man s arrogance Yes it s part of the act but his attitude doesn t get much better once he reveals his true identity I also found it tough to get past the sexist attitudes of the time, even though the female is pretty brave at one point.

    This was not my favorite Alistair MacLean book The story was ok, but I felt there was a problem with the narrative since the first part of the book is presented under false pretenses Somehow it seems worse than an unreliable narrator when the lie the narrator is perpetrating exists only to preserve an artificial sense of suspense It was still entertaining, but marred by this flaw in the telling Just OK.

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