Book Reviews of Archangel

Author: Robert Harris
ISBN-13: 9780679428886
ISBN-10: 0679428887
Publication Date: 1/19/1999
Pages: 373
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
If you like Russian spy novels, you'll love this! A suspenseful thriller set in modern-day Russia, the book centers around the existence of an oft-rumored but never found journal kept by former Russian leader Joseph Stalin. Scholar "Fluke" Kelso, a Sovietologist in Russia for an academic conference, gets drawn into a twisted plot when he meets someone who believes he can tell Kelso where this legendary journal is hidden. A sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat ride, with many surprises, I enjoyed this book very much and highly recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 4
Harris's powerful new thriller . . . makes clever imaginative use of actual historical detail . . . will keep you on edge. NY Times. It would be the find of a lifetime, a personal notebook that once belonged to Josef Stalin. More than one life is at stake in the murderous race for the truth. . . . in the vast forests of northern Russia, the final, shocking secret of Josef Stalin waits to be discovered.
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Helpful Score: 3
Well-researched story of last days of Stalin and his longterm impact on Russia. Good combination of Russian history (and historians)and contemporary Russian society.
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Harris has written a very good suspense novel about crime in modern Russia which revisits the Stalinist era and all its horror. Stalin makes bin Laden look like a school boy. Leave it to the Cold War scholars to revisit this past in an exciting cop story. This is a good read.
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Good Read
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As good as "Fatherland"
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This is a great mystery!
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good novel
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One of those books I wish I had never started. Made up history.
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When historian Fluke Kelso learns of the existence of a secret notebook belonging to Josef Stalin he is determined to track it down, whatever the consequences. From the violent political intrigue and decadence of modern Moscow he heads north - to the vast forests surrounding the White Sea port of Archangel, and a terrifying encounter with Russia's unburied past.
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Never read it but I liked his other books. This just never appealed to me