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Author:
Len Deighton
ISBN13:
978-0517092729
ISBN:
0517092727
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Publisher:
Wings Books; 1st edition (March 15, 1993)
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Thrillers & Suspense
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Rating:
4.8
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Compiles three bestselling novels from this king of suspense, London Match, Berlin Game, and Mexico Se.

Compiles three bestselling novels from this king of suspense, London Match, Berlin Game, and Mexico Se. In the 1980s, I had read some books by Len Deighton ("SS-GB", "Fighter", and "Blood, Tears, and Folly") and enjoyed them, but back then my reading tastes did not run to cold war thrillers, so I didn't read any of his spy books about Harry Palmer or Bernard Samson. Recently, however, I happened to pick up "Berlin Game", and discovered it was a pretty good read, so I bought this omnibus book that also included the next two books in the series, "Mexico Set", and "London Match".

Len Deighton: Three Complete Novels- Berlin Game, Mexico Set . This is the epitome of Len Deighton's spy stories.

Len Deighton: Three Complete Novels- Berlin Game, Mexico Set, London Match. I believe that all nine works must be spoken of here, or the mood that the author creates will have been lost. I know there are other trilogies, but these are the best.

Mexico Set. Len Deighton. While Berlin Game saw Bernard battered by professional dilemmas we now see the complex uncertainties of his private life

Mexico Set. While Berlin Game saw Bernard battered by professional dilemmas we now see the complex uncertainties of his private life. In this book I am able to do a few of the things that made the whole nine-book project so worthwhile for me. Instead of going back to start all over again with a new story I could take my characters deeper and deeper into the lives that, while being so weird and wonderful, are burdened with the domestic everyday events that we all endure.

Compiles three bestselling novels from this king of suspense, London Match, Berlin Game, and Mexico Set, which all exemplify the author's typical themes of corruption, espionage, and double agents.

Len Deighton: Three Complete Novels- Berlin Game . This is the 2nd book in the Game, Set, Match series (includes Hook, Line, Sinker, Hope, Faith, Charity and Winter). Berlin Game, Mexico Set, London Match: Three spectacular thrillers featuring agent Bernard Samson. I read them all and really enjoyed the read. Deighton does a great job of writing.

Place of Publication. Berlin Game - Mexico Set - London Match. Random House Value Publications. General & Literary Fiction.

Leonard Cyril Deighton (/ˈdiːtən/; born 18 February 1929) is a British author. Deighton is considered one of the top three spy novelists of his time (along with Ian Fleming and John le Carré). In addition he is a highly acclaimed military historian,. In addition he is a highly acclaimed military historian, cookery writer, and graphic artist. The IPCRESS File (1962), his first novel, was an instant bestseller and broke the mould of thriller writing. The Sunday Times called him "the poet of the spy story"

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Compiles three bestselling novels from this king of suspense, London Match, Berlin Game, and Mexico Set, which all exemplify the author's typical themes of corruption, espionage, and double agents.
  • When it comes to espionage novels, Len Deighton is as good as it gets. Realistic characters and cold war situations that many of us lived through abound. Ever since "The Ipcress File" introduced readers to the unamed, borderline criminal secret agent (named Harry Palmer in the movies), Deighton's creations have been believeable, realistic, and a fun read. After James Bond and other uber-agents, it was refreshing to see a regular guy that does things that effect the entire world, yet still has to worry about paying the gas bill.

    Bernard Samson is such a character. Introduced briefly in an earlier novel, these three novels flesh out his story. This compilation is extremely handy. While each novel is a stand-alone great read, it is fantastic having them all together in one volume, and to be able to read them sequentially. Almost a thousand pages of entertainment for a really trivial price.

    The basis of the stories revolves around Bernard Samson, shortly after his wife Fiona apparently defects to the other side. Both Bernard and Fiona are members of the British secret intelligence community. They have two children. Bernard brings off several major intelligence coups, while being suspected of complicity in his wife's defection (after all...how can you not know the person you share a bed with is a senior communist agent?) The plotting is tight, the characters exceptional.

    Anyone who remembers civil defense shelters and bomb drills in grade school will love these stories. Read them, and you will want to seek out the other novels printed about these characters, to seee how it all turns out. This book is out-of-print and priced very reasonably. Get it before it goes up, as there is talk of Quentin Tarrantino being very interested in making a film version of these three novels. Read this boook. You won't be sorry.

  • In the 1980s, I had read some books by Len Deighton ("SS-GB", "Fighter", and "Blood, Tears, and Folly") and enjoyed them, but back then my reading tastes did not run to cold war thrillers, so I didn't read any of his spy books about Harry Palmer or Bernard Samson. Recently, however, I happened to pick up "Berlin Game", and discovered it was a pretty good read, so I bought this omnibus book that also included the next two books in the series, "Mexico Set", and "London Match".

    These books are about a middle-aged British Intelligence Officer in the 1970's, Bernard Samson, who used to be a field agent in Berlin but is now has a senior level desk job in London. In the first book, an extremely valuable East German spy wants out of East Germany and requests that Bernard, whom he met 20 years earlier and is one of the few people he trusts, be the agent who gets him out. This book, as are the subsequent books, is full of vivid characterizations, suspense, the occasional bit of off-beat humor, intricate plotting, betrayals, and redemptions. The same set of characters, both the good guys and bad guys, basically move from book to book, allowing Mr. Deighton to gradually fill-in their complexities, so that the books are deeper than many spy novels. These are books about people, not super-secret complex technology and gadgets, which I find a welcome change to many popular thrillers written today.

    My only complaint about the series, and it's more of a nit than a true complaint, is that while the plot moves along quickly and seems plausible when you're reading it, when you step back and think about things, you find holes in the plot (at least I do). However, since I'm reading these books to be entertained, I can overlook the holes provided they don't rear their ugly heads while I'm acutally reading the book.

    I'd probably give the books 4 ½ stars if that were possible, but since it's not, I'll round up to 5 stars. Give them a look; you can get this omnibus (used) pretty inexpensively. I enjoyed them enough that I've ordered the next three books in the series.

  • How crazy am I for this stuff? I bought this despite having already read it probably five times. We moved and some stuff got lost and I just needed my Samson fix.

    If you don't like the Bernard Samson stuff, then you and I could not possibly carry on a conversation. About anything.

    If you like to read, like to get lost in a book and like great writing, pick up on Deighton.

  • Great read! "Winter" was excellent. A great explanation of everything that happened before these books. Thanks.

  • I have only finished the Berlin Game and it was very interesting and suspenseful. I enjoyed it very much, I have just started Mexico Set and it is promising. Len Deighton is an excellent author and his Hook, Line, Sinker series was excellent and once you start it is hard to quit reading. The series made for some late nights.

  • Read these years ago and wanted them for my collection. The group is now hard to find. I only wish they were a three volume set instead of one large volume. Books this large (physically) are inherently difficult to read. However Deighton's grasp of the German/East German/Russian/Western tensions is better than most writers. As someone who has spent time in Berlin, I love his descriptions of places and characters. They ring true, both in detail and in the mood of his novels. I'm hoping for a reprint someday soon perhaps now classifiable as "historical" fiction.

  • I read this trilogy of trilogies hopelessy out of order back in the pre-Amazon days when you read what you found in used book stores as you found it. I recently re-read this one and passed it along to a dedicated fan of all things espionage-related.

  • Engrossing novels with excellent characterization and continuity- addictive.