The Secret Agent
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The classic Conrad novel.
Mr Verloc, the secret agent, keeps a shop in London's Soho where he lives with his wife Winnie, her infirm mother, and her idiot brother, Stevie. When Verloc is reluctantly involved in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory things go disastrously wrong, and what appears to be "a simple tale" proves to involve politicians, policemen, foreign diplomats, and London's fashionable society in the darkest and most surprising interrelations.
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Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, January 16, 2023
This book is probably amongst some of the best-written ones I have ever read. Quite chilling too as I recall. Reserved for the OZ VBB Round 91.
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Cafe 130 (formerly SI Cafe) in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Released 4 mos ago (6/1/2023 UTC) at Cafe 130 (formerly SI Cafe) in Templestowe, Victoria Australia
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No takers at the OZ VBB and to be retired next month so I will relase it at the monthly Templestowe meetup.
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Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, June 1, 2023
Caught today at SI Cafe.
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Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Sunday, June 11, 2023
This is a riveting read, written in 1907 by Jozef Korzeniowski (Joseph Conrad) who was born in Ukraine in 1857 but lived his adult life in the UK. It is set at a time in history that I knew little about, I do enjoy historical fiction finding it the most effective form of learning about times past. It is a dark novel, quite horrific in parts and as I read I came to admire Conrad's courage in writing this story. The detailed observations on spying and terrorism are fascinating.
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Cafe 130 (formerly SI Cafe) in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, August 4, 2023
Released 1 mo ago (8/10/2023 UTC) at Cafe 130 (formerly SI Cafe) in Templestowe, Victoria Australia
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