|45 The 39 steps||By: John Buchan||1997||Type: F|
|45% : Not a bad read perhaps. Better than Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes with their contrived plots and too many coincidences.|
|Review : - Good characters and plausible situations, but maybe the ending was a bit rushed. When Germans are in the house awaiting the yacht and he's not 100% positive he's got the right house so he barges in to confront them. They could have shot him and switched to a backup plan. His team could see the yatcht so better wait and observe
Actually the phrase 39 steps is a direct lift from Sherlock Holmes when he's explaining "You see Watson your merely saw there are steps, whereas I observed them. That's how I know there are 17"
|meaning : The single underdog can win against the big conspiracy