Alec Nevala-Lee

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The fleeting fame of Irving Wallace » The back cover of The Plot by Irving Wallace

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  1. I’ve loved every single minute I’ve spent reading this book,
    so one can imagine the horror I feel with the lost of several chapters at the end of the book,
    I really want to know how the book ended,

    The characters are so interesting that one willies them to succeed

    especially the main guy who lost favour with the government and was used as a scapegoat.

    then there’s the journalist who lost all importance after being high & mighty ….


    May 28, 2012 at 10:17 am

  2. I didn’t love this book, but I can understand how frustrating it must have been to lose the last few chapters!


    May 30, 2012 at 10:58 am

  3. I never even saw your comment till today…

    What are your thoughts on the book? Seen as you’ve said you don’t love it…


    November 15, 2012 at 8:48 am

  4. It just went on a little too long for me, and spent too much time on travelogue, as if Wallace was determined to use every particle of research he uncovered. I was really looking forward to reading it, too. Oh well—maybe The Prize will be better!


    November 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm

  5. I understand what you mean, I have read several of Tom Clancy’s books which also seem to go on for days… I like to think they prepared me for Wallace’s The Plot, it helped me enjoy all the information, useful or otherwise.

    I haven’t gotten ‘The Prize’ in my possession yet…. Here’s hoping it makes for good reading!


    November 19, 2012 at 6:03 am

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