Originally Posted by edbro
Well, somebody provided a link making it easy to find.
(Sorry, I couldn't help myself)
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 think that just about sums up my feelings as well. I was not resentful of the time I spent reading the book, but it in no way made me want to read any other books by Buchan. It was interesting to read post-WW1 propaganda, but it's also only interesting up to a point.
To me, the book's biggest sin is that NOTHING goes wrong for the protagonist. All the "dangers" are fixed magically and conveniently. After about the 5th time that happened, I grew bored.