Book Reviews of Enigma

Enigma
Enigma
Author: Robert Harris
ISBN-13: 9780804115483
ISBN-10: 0804115486
Publication Date: 9/1/1996
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A wonderful, intriguing book that is based on true events from WWII. This book revolves around the true events of the German Enigma code, U-boats in the Atlantic, and the Bletchley Park cryptographers. This is, however, a fictional story with themes of romance and treason. I've heard this author compared to John LeCarre, so if you like his books, you may also enjoy this one.
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Englang 1943. A crack team has broken the Nazi Enigma code. Suspenseful and Fascnating. A very good read.
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Interesting WWII story set in England. older cover than shown, I bought used.
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Good historical thriller
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High Intrigue...Suspense to the end.
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Exciting WWII spy novel.
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Set during WWII, Harris's latest thriller concerns the British attempt to crack the Nazis' secret codes.
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Intriguing story of WWII code breakers
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Much better than the movie!
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I found this book to be more about cold war politics and the callous disregard of the poles killed by the Russians than cracking the enigma machine. What is one supposed to do with such horrific information?

Much of the infamous Nazi Enigma code has been cracked. But Shark, the impenetrable operational cipher used by Nazi U-boats, has masked the Germans' movements, allowing them to destroy a record number of Allied vessels. Feeling that the blood of Allied sailors is on their hands, a top-secret team of British cryptographers works feverishly around the clock to break Shark. And when brilliant mathematician Tom Jericho succeeds, it is the stuff of legend. Until the unthinkable happens: the Germans have somehow learned that Shark has been cracked. And they've changed the code. As an Allied convoy crosses the U-boat infested North Atlantic as Jericho's ex-lover Claire disappears amid accusations that she is a Nazi collaborator as Jericho strains his last resources to break Shark again, he cannot escape the ultimate truth: There is a traitor among them. Readers will find themselves perfectly placed to experience one of Britain's finest hours."

One of those rare times where I would admit that the movie is on par with the book.
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England 1943. Much of the infamous Nazi Enigma code has been cracked. But Shark, the impenetrable cipher used by Nazi U-boats, has masked the Germans' movements, allowing them to destroy Allied vessels. Now a top-secret team of British cryptographers works feverishly around the clock to break Shark. And when brilliant mathematician Tom Jericho succeeds, it is the stuff of legend.

Until the unthinkable happens: the Germans change the code. As an Allied convoy crosses the U-boat-infested North Atlantic...as Jericho's ex-lover disappears amid accusations that she is a Nazi collaborator...as Jericho strains his last resources to break Shark again, he cannot escape the ultimate truth: There is a traitor among them.