I thought the book was good but not great. It was a quick, short read. I guess I was thinking it was going to be better than it was because it was labeled a "classic thriller".
I totally agree with you: While it's a great masterpiece it's entertaining. One thing that puzzled me is that he had to do all the things to the end: as a roadman for example. He had to believe in what he was doing but I think that's stupid for you can believe in it the while you need it if not leave it cause you have to escape no to maintain a road or do a favor to the real roadman (the bad guys had already gone so you can continue your escape)