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DOWNLOAD ✓ The Crook Factory ✓ Wonderfulbrilliantly realizeda gripping narrative Iain Pears New York Times bestselling author of An Instance of the Fingerpost In 1942 at the height of World War II the famous writer Ernest Hemingway sought permission from the US government to operate a spy ring out of his house in the Cuban countryside This much iTo somehow gain the great writer's trust and friendship but all the agent's cool intellect and training has left him unprepared to withstand the human whirlwind known as PapaHemingway has assembled a spy ring that he calls the Crook Factory including an American millionaire a twelve year old Cuban orphan a Spanish jai alai champion a priest and a fisherman among others to play a dangerous game of amateur espionage Then against all odds Hemingway uncovers a critical piece of intelligence and the game turns deadly for himself Luc. I “discovered” Dan Simmons through his “Hyperion” science fiction uadrilogy Imagine my surprise when I found a used copy of this suspense book on my own husband’s bookshelf I have read Ken Follett and Tom Clancy and others but it’s not my “go to” genre This is an impressive espionage “historical fiction” where I get most of my historyand well HEMINGWAY I do love Hemingway This is a thoroughly enjoyable read Complex but not overwhelming Satisfying My estimation of Mr Simmons has grown exponentially I’m always impressed when an author I appreciate crosses the lines of literary classifications and comes out a resounding success

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Wonderfulbrilliantly realizeda gripping narrative Iain Pears New York Times bestselling author of An Instance of the Fingerpost In 1942 at the height of World War II the famous writer Ernest Hemingway sought permission from the US government to operate a spy ring out of his house in the Cuban countryside This much is trueIt is the summer of '42 and FBI agent Joe Lucas has come to Cuba at the behest of the Director to keep an eye on Ernest Hemingway who has recklessly decided to play spy in the Caribbean Lucas has been instructed. OMG Okay let's face it Dan Simmons is a consummate author Consummate because he does a TON of fantastic research thorough follow through and fantastic characters Not only that but he happens to have been one of my favorite authors ever since I read Hyperion back in the day Since then he's eually well known as a hard SF writer and an epic horror novelist eually good in either branchBut then something weird happened He's been writing historical novels I didn't uite realize this until now which makes me kinda an idiot I read Drood which was all about Dickens and Wilkie Collins and then there's the Terror and THIS novel And there's obviouslyI'm frankly blown away Drood was everything in Victorian England This was utterly WWII Cuba HEMINGWAY FOLKS As the author names it 95% of everything in this novel is true and whatever narrative liberties he makes it's all for the good Ernest Hemingway ran his own spy ring fighting the Nazis in Cuba Notable persons involved in the tale are Hoover Ian Flemming Ingrid Bergman Gary Cooper a wide cast of real people I have no idea about and it all makes for a rollickingly awesome spy tale For anyone who knows anything about Hemingway he's a man's man with a lot of animal charisma that shines through not just his fantastic prose but in his real life actions It would be super easy to go on and on about the man but that's just it He had a really fascinating life Many wives a lost briefcase of all his early short stories getting shot up in wars serving as war correspondents and an ambulance driver being a huge part of the Lost Generation being an expatriate and generally being a superstar literary genius To be treated with a novelization of his spy ring tho The Crook Factory Is something truly extraordinary But I should mention that this will only appeal to fans of Hemingway spy fiction in general WWII buffs and the positively curious Otherwise all this name dropping focus on the man will go to waste AlasGood thing I'm a fan of everything that went on here right

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The Crook FactoryAs and for untold innocentsIn THE CROOK FACTORY Dan Simmons weaves an unforgettable tale of riveting suspense peopled by larger than life characters who inhabit the sensual intoxicating Cuban landscape of the 1940s It is a novel of honor passion and deadly conspiracyAnd it could very well have happenedInterestingly about 75% of the stuff in this book actually happened The remaining 25% adds an excellent spy story that may have happened while still fitting all knownrevealed facts about Hemingway and his friends in Cuba during WWI. having only read now 4 of dan simmons' novels i love him as a writer i love his exact careful style but that style is at home in victorian novels like Drood and Terror but here as in Flashback the execution of the style falters in the face of a faster paced narrative due to the delicate writing style action scenes are robbed of any immediacy couple the stylistic missteps with long passages of ver batim FBI notes and close attention to irrelevant detail and the suspense which should run tightly throughout the entirety of the novel is completely lost