This is one of the most boring books I've ever read! The movie, however, is soooo much better and one of my favorites. I saw the movie first and then decided to read the book and I'm glad I did because if I'd read the book first, I probably would have never seen the movie. It was like the director read the book. liked the premise of the book but had to totally rewrite the script to make the movie much more interesting. I highly recommend the movie! The book -- not so much!
Surprisingly, I quite liked the book. It did take a little while for the most intriguing part of the plot to begin (when Linda actually becomes a spy in Berlin). The plot leading up to that part was good, but it was nothing in comparison to Isaacs's description of war-weary Berlin through the eyes of a light-hearted, yet surprisingly competent, American spy.