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My #bookreview of the classic #spy #thriller Pattern Recognition by William Gibson -
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New #Bond #SPECTRE Trailer is looking great.
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Ever wondered how easy it is to #write a #novel on an #iPhone? Here's how to do it: http://buff.ly/1DrKQoG #writetip #amwriting
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My #bookreview of the new #alternativehistory novel by Guy Saville, author of the Afrika Reich - The Madagaskar Plan.
The Madagaskar Plan
The Madagaskar Plan
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Guy Saville, author of #TheMadagaskarPlan, on the top ten #alternativehistory novels with a victorious Third Reich.
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My Killogator logline generation formula has been really popular. I just updated the article with some tips and tricks I've learnt by working with the people who've already used it to help sell their novels.
Writing a Killer Logline
Writing a Killer Logline
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In World War Two London, a widower stumbles into a spy conspiracy, and is framed for murder. After he gets amnesia in an explosion, he has to try to regain his memory and discover what the conspirators’ plan is.

Ministry of Fear starts in The Thirty-Nine Steps territory, with the amateur hero blundering into an enemy spy plot and being forced on the run, pursued by the conspirators and the police, and so far so good, with his character deepening as we discover how having assisted his wife’s euthanasia has left him guilty and depressed.

Then the surreal plot device of the bookseller, the suitcase and the bomb intervenes.
Rowe loses his memory and a different novel takes over, where he is in a hospital that he starts to suspect is not exactly taking good care of him, or its other patients. The characterisation is very well-defined as we see how the loss of memory takes the weight off his mind and allows his happy nature to reappear.

The third sequence as Rowe’s memory starts to return is more of a spy romp as Rowe and the police round up the spies and Rowe turns detective to track down the mastermind.

Overall - not Graham Greene's best novel, with its odd structure and lurching tone, but the atmosphere, characters and writing quality make it worth reading.
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My latest #classic #spy #thriller #bookreview - Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene. Find out what's in the cake!
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Like #IndianaJones? Find out where he got his ideas with my #review of #classic #adventure She by H Rider Haggard: http://buff.ly/1CJcj4T
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How to boost your #writing #productivity with the Pomodoro Technique http://buff.ly/1dx6UXT #amwriting
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