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About the Author

Sam Leith is a literary editor at the Spectator and columnist, for the Financial Times. Evening Standard, and Prospect. His writing has also appeared in The Times, the Guardian, and the Times Literary Supplement, among others, and he is the author of many books, including his most recent, the mostrar mais critically acclaimed Words Like Loaded Pistols: Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama. mostrar menos

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Slightly Foxed 68: Ring Out, Wild Bells (2020) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Collected Stories of Rumpole (2012) — Prefácio — 20 cópias
Slightly Foxed 61: The Paris Effect (2019) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1974-01-01
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Educação
Eton College
Magdalen College
Oxford University
Ocupação
journalist
columnist

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This were a good book whom really helped I lots.I will done better writing now thank you Sam Leith!!!!
 
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ThomasNorford | outras 2 resenhas | Mar 7, 2023 |
This is a moderately fast paced urban SF thriller. Around the world a series of strange events has been happening, all driven by a device call the Coincidence Engine.

These events come to the attention of the Directorate of the Extremely Improbably, headed by a strange figure called the Red Queen. They, and other organisations are trying to track a guy called Alex who is thought to be carrying the device. As the net closes in on Alex the people tracking him start to bump into each other; and bump each other off. Meanwhile Alex is unaware that he is being tracked, as having delivered his package, he is trying to meet up with his girlfriend to propose to her. As the story reaches its conclusion, more coincidences happen, before the deflated ending drops into place.

Mostly I enjoyed this, it didn’t understand the sub plot with the creator of the Coincidence Engine, didn’t really fit with anything else going on with the story. Whilst the book was well written, it didn’t seem to add up, for example why Alex drove across the states, to meet up with this American girl. I felt that it could have had more complexity and more coincidences to fit with the title. I like the spy / agency part, but Charles Stross has done this better in the Laundry Files series.
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PDCRead | outras 5 resenhas | Apr 6, 2020 |
****Please note I won this as a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway****

If I had to describe this in one word it would be quirky. I'm not sure quite what to make of this so I'm going to sit on my thoughts for a bit and I'll add a more extended review later.
 
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Melissalovesreading | outras 5 resenhas | Sep 30, 2018 |

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Obras
8
Also by
3
Membros
431
Popularidade
#56,717
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
13
ISBNs
28
Idiomas
2

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