Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Enigma by Robert Harris
DATE PUBLISHED: 1995 DATE READ: March 2009 NOTES: Enigma is a fictionalised thriller based on the Bletchley Park code breaking site. While I confess to not understanding all the technicalities of cryptography this was nonetheless very much a “ripping yarn”. The evocation of wartime Britain is brilliant as is his depiction of the oddball people employed at Bletchley Park. The latter part of the book becomes a bit far-fetched and Buchanesque when Tom Jericho and a co-worker set off round the country trying to find out answers to what is going on. However it is all good fun and a gripping story. I didn’t think Enigma was a good a thriller as Archangel or Fatherland but a good read nonetheless.