Trevanian: The Loo Sanction



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More of a 35 rounded up Hemlock is back in England so the title pretty much screams Trevanian s intention to sneer at all things English artsy everything else while wrapping it in an international thriller peopled with memorable characters Hemlock isn t James Bond though He s smarter every bit as ruthless if not as prone to as much action There s plenty of murder mayhem taking place around im as the twisted motivations slowly emergeI didn t like this as much as The Eiger Sanction but almost There were several important caricatures not true characters while they served the purpose they were also a bit too obvious Call it a lack of subtlety While Trevanian s sneering take on the world is rather fun funny I can t endure it for too long I probably should What She Wanted have let time slip by after the firstI didn t care much for the end but I think that was on me I didn t really get it A group I belong to will be reading it soon I ll be curious to see what others say I might update this review after that I went back in time to reread these favorite thrillers They re a reminder that spies and odd political thingsave always been fodder for great thrillers And you can depend on The Uninvited his researchI always enjoy reading thrillers thatave the tradecraft down I enjoy that than the CGI battles we see so often in films My experience with Trevanian Ars poetica has been a mixed bag big winners and eually big losers In my opinion this one falls into the losers category It is a dull dark sordid tale of assorted criminals and their activities A total waste of time This bookas a brilliant title which gave me interesting visions of what Jonathan Hemlock would be up to The title and the previous novel The Eiger sanction were enticing enough to pick up a copy and read itThis is a novel about the dark side of spy craft it leaves nothing intact of the romanticized idea of spies in the UK it is than shady it is kind of awefull The retired assassin Hemlock is doing a series of lectures in the UK and Decoding Air Travel he gets caught in a situation where a dying man is found onis toilet also known as loo in the UK Instead of paying Dragon's Curse (The Hearts of Dragons Book 1) (English Edition) him to do a service a spy agency by the name of the Loo blackmails Hemlock into doing a job for them Everything thatappens in this book Keys to the Ultimate Freedom has something less than tastefulness about it none of the characters are sympathetic including the leading character the story takes a time to get started and when it does nobody ends up looking goodIt is a spy story that is aimed at showingow bad that world can be compared to the flashy 007 stories and their ilkThe book is well written but the story is kind of a downer and is perhaps meant like that but it is also a step down from the previous novel which might Hollands Grimoire of Magickal Correspondences have been a parody but did offer a far better storyNot really recommended for reading unless you feel like a bit of soft SM Trevanian s seuel tois classic The Eiger Sanction is awful Absent are the قصه‌های خوب برای بچه‌های خوب --- ۶ humor adventure and all out fun of that previous work The plot. A First Rate Thriller from a Legendary MasterJonathan Hemlock the art professor and mercenary who first excited readers withis daring exploits in The Eiger Sanction returns in an even masterful adventure in The Loo Sanction Trevanian’s second thrilling spy novel Hemlock Resilient has gone to England to rest butis vacation is interrupted when the Rozwazania o Psalmach head of British Intelligence needsis ighly skilled services Jona.

Is obvious with physically disgusting characters that nauseate the reader Of course there s Jonathan Hemlock s characteristically macho sexuality along with out of this world sexy fully naked women but they re not even slightly erotic this timeI ave no problem with an author uickly capitalizing on momentary success to make a lot of money in a seuel go for it Butpleaseit is clear that this novel was written is about one week and it shows painfully Will readers including myself ever stop expecting seuels to be any good Of course not The parody is broader جامع التواریخ جلد 4 فهرست ها here than in The Eiger Sanction and that may be why it s less edge of the seat It s still a good fun read There is an art theft in this novel and according to Trevaniancom after the Italian version of this novel was published there was an art theft in Milan using the method described in this book 45 starsI did enjoy this book even though it lacked the originality of the The Eiger Sanction According to Trevanian it was a spoof of The Eiger Sanction a spoof of a spoof Of course the title itself should give the reader a clue loo being the British word for toilet And of course weave the usual play on names such as Vanessa Dyke who lo and behold is a lesbian Her nickname is Van Dyke LOLTrevanian s word mastery is also present in this one starting from the first paragraphHis pain was vast But at least it was finite Sharp edged waves of agony climaxed in intensity until Tug Hill Country his body convulsed andis mind was awash Then just before madness the crests broke and swirled over Dragon Ball Anime Comics, Vol. 2 his limen of consciousness ande escaped into oblivionSo that s What Well Leave Behind (Thirty-Eight, how it feels to be impaled through your anusThe reason I only gave this book 45 stars comes down to this As I mentioned at the start regarding originality if youad a mutually exclusive choice to read either this book or the Eiger Sanction not both I d go with the latter Everyone is no doubt familiar with the movie Eiger Sanction based on a book of the same name by Trevanian pseudonym for a university professor who wrote a series of very popular genre novels Miffed that critics and many readers did not get the spoof intended in the Eiger Sanction Thirty-Eight Days (Thirty-Eight, he wrote the Loo Sanction which is not only a very successful spy thriller but a broad lampoon of British and American academia and the espionage community The puns surrounding the word loo the name of the British section that evolved into MI 6 like sanction operation are ubiuitous and the scene in which Hemlock is giving a lecture on film criticism to a packedouse of grad students while being approached by a evil set of agents is both 8 1/2 hysterical parodic and masterfully written I was listening to this book while mowing and mustave been a sight chuckling out loud and I tried to mow a straight line around trees Jonathan Health and Healing for African-Americans has been blackmailed by killing a man inis apartment and leaving evidence of Jonathan s culpability into Garden of Snakes (House of Royals helping the Loo bring down Maxwell Strange I can t believe the names assig. Than must take over the mission of an agent whose murder was so bizarre and terrifying that no other agent was willing to replaceimHis task to locate a set of secretly made films that incriminate a number of igh ranking British officials His target a top underworld figure who delights in debauchery and torture Facing this threat Jonathan is drawn into a labyrinthine network of intrigue and depravity As al.

Ned to characters are coincidental who runs a sexual debauchery ouse called The Cloisters Given the current scandals in the Catholic Church perhaps Trevanian was prescient The Cloisters 隠れていた宇宙 [Kakurete Ita Uchū] 2 has been making films of the peccadilloes and sexual perversions of menigh up in the government not threatening overt blackmail but the threat they might is omnipresent Jonathan is charged with recovering the films and bringing down Strange not shutting down the Cloisters since it will then become a Loo operation and used to make the Loo self sufficient budgetarily and of course will be used judiciously to keep the country on the proper path and finally settle that pesky Irish problemThere is a delightful scene as the Vicar and Jonathan walk through the countryside in the rain to discuss The Sorcerers Soul his proposed task Oh dear you really should be careful where you tread in a cow pasture much like Paris streets said the Vicar as they discuss Jonathan s task It does seem odd that a man who was so expert at mountain climibing should find a walk in the country so fraught with difficulty Permit me toold this barbed wire up for you oh well you said you were not particularly fond of this jacket He is uoted in is Wikipeadia entry as saying the following of is fans The Trevanian Buff is a strange and wonderful creature an outsider a natural elitist not so much a cynic as an idealist mugged by reality not just one of those who march to a different drummer but the solo drummer in a parade of one Masterfully read by Joe Barrett He does the Vicar with exactly the right amount of pretentoiusness and smug arrogance The book is a nice mix of intelligent lampoonery with traditional thrillerheroaction A reread of this book and I Satans Mistress have to say it didn t uite live up to my memories and it definitely doesn t live up to the billing of it s well known preuel The Eiger Sanction Jonathan Hemlock is in London doing a series of lecturese What My Mother and I Dont Talk About has cut ties with CII the spy organization thatad supported Tagus the Night Horse (Beast Quest, his artabit by Love Beyond Limits (Among the Fair Magnolias) hiringim out to do sanctions But as most of us know we can never fully leave our past behind Hemlock is drawn into the spy and killing game again but this time by a British spy agency called the Loo and of course no one and nothing is what it seems Who is genuine and who is playing whom is only part of the uestion and we ave some of the familiar twists and turns of plot that made the Eiger Sanction such a seat of th A really fast read I was expecting a classic thriller but was surprised that it was such a campy book with such comical characters Really a two and alf star rating Some Gol Atan Kaleye humor caught me off guard and some really clever linesere and there I thought I The Age of Disruption had read The Eiger Sanction the first book in the series but I m probably remembering the Clint Eastwood movie Same basic plot but definitely without the campy spy fiction satire I really liked Shibumi another of the author s books but it incorporatedistory and not any umor that I can remembe. L the pieces in the dangerous puzzle begin to come together Jonathan is trapped almost fatally drugged and forced to attempt one of the most daring escapes ever conceived The Loo Sanction is sure to keep readers frantically turning pages until the thrilling climaxAlso available as an eBookLook for these other Trevanian classics from Three Rivers Press Shibumi The Eiger Sanction The Main and The Summer of Kat.

Trevanian was the pen name of American author Dr Rodney William Whitaker 12 June 1931 14 Dec 2005 He wrote in a wide variety of genres achieved best seller status and published under several names of which the best known was Trevanian From 1972 to 1983 five of his novels sold than a million copies each He was described as the only writer of airport paperbacks to be compared to Zo