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    [Pdf Kindle] The Light of Day BY Eric Ambler I have read 7 or 8 of Eric Ambler’s novels and they all follow the same basic formula a rather naïve amateur protagonist inadvertently gets mixed up with a gang of professional crooks or foreign agents and somehow – with the odds stacked against him – has to extricate himselfArthur a middle aged overweight former British public schoolboy down at heel and rather lacking high morals has ended up working as a jobb

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    Read & Download Ë eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Eric Ambler Eric Ambler ✓ 8 review Read The Light of Day If you insist on making your protagonist as spectacularly drab and unsexy as Arthur Abdel Simpson the least you could do is also make him lovable the way le Carré did with the plump pasty dough ball George Smiley Simpson is an unpleasing mix of resentful and obseuious with the personality of an incel despite being married to a stripper The only thing I liked about him was the revenge he exacted for the humiliations of

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    Read The Light of Day [Pdf Kindle] The Light of Day BY Eric Ambler Eric Ambler ✓ 8 review Eric Ambler published his first book The Dark Frontier in 1936 That date falls outside of My Big Fat Reading Project begins in 1940 and somehow I had never heard of him until I was already reading my list for 1959 when I read Passage of Arms I have got some books to fill in but for now I am just reading the books he published since 1959 This one was published in 1962 but since it won the Edgar Award in 1964 I

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    Read The Light of Day [Pdf Kindle] The Light of Day BY Eric Ambler Read & Download Ë eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Eric Ambler Inspiration for the 1964 film TOPKAPI Not as entertaining as the movie but mercifully free of Melina Mercouri's hideous laughter

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    [Pdf Kindle] The Light of Day BY Eric Ambler This is what Graham Greene would call an 'entertainment' which is an apt description This was the basis for the 1964 film Topkapi which starred the great Peter Ustinov and it was hard to read this narrative without a picture of Ustinov coming into my mind as the bumbling Arthur Simpson This is a very odd book we the readers do not know what the crooks are up to for three fourths of the book we're as in the dark as poor Arthur T

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    [Pdf Kindle] The Light of Day BY Eric Ambler Eric Ambler ✓ 8 review Enjoyed this a lot Even though the protagonist was a petty crook I was rooting for him the whole way

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    [Pdf Kindle] The Light of Day BY Eric Ambler Read & Download Ë eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Eric Ambler Read The Light of Day Eric Ambler That’s worth five stars by itself The Light of Day 1962 is that rarest of enjoyments a successful comedic thriller Many writers can do thrillers good bad and forgotten but very few can do a thriller with such an infectious sense of humor Arthur Abdul Simpson Ambler’s roguish anti hero narrator seems alwa

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    [Pdf Kindle] The Light of Day BY Eric Ambler Read & Download Ë eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Eric Ambler Eric Ambler ✓ 8 review Nothing not to like here The character of Arthur is vivid and the plot is entertaining Turkish setting is interesting Funny thing as I was reading I thought of Peter Ustinov as the perfect actor to play Arthur Looked up the film version Topkapi and there he was I've seen the movie 50 years ? ago but didn't remember that Ustinov was in fact the choice Or maybe subconsciously I didI've read at least a couple of the clas

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    [Pdf Kindle] The Light of Day BY Eric Ambler This was a fun read and a bit of a surprise too I’ve had this on my shelf for years It was among those books my mother inherited from my Au

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    Read The Light of Day [Pdf Kindle] The Light of Day BY Eric Ambler I am delighted to find that as late as 1962 Eric Ambler had the stuff to create a novel like The Light of Day with its dark humor It begins with a real anti hero Arthur Hamed Simpson an Anglo Egyptian with an expired passport who lives in Athens by among other things petty theft and guiding toursIs this a spy novel? It certainly looks like it when the mysterious Mr Harper nabs Arthur in the act of stealing 300 worth o

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His skin he agrees to become an agent for the British secret service It is a great adventure tale in which a Basically Cowardly Man Finds Himself cowardly man finds himself of a major jewel heist To maintain his cover he must perform dangerous feats in Istanbul s ancient Topkapi palace all the while nowing that the British are completely following the wrong people I think I saw the movie once and found it ridiculous but now that I have read the book and Orality in Igbo (African) Literature know what was really going on I am going to watch it again Netflix has it on DVD Ambler was a forerunner of John le Carre a contemporary of Graham Greene but puts a spin on the spy genre that is all his ownIan Fleming of the James Bond books also fits into this genre Reading all these different authors of Cold War spy fiction written in the early years of that era has given me a look into British intelligence during those times One of these days I will figure out how the CIA fit into the picture then Does anyonenow of novels about American spies during the Cold War that were written and published in the 1960s Suggestions welcome Nothing not to like here The character of Arthur is vivid and the plot is entertaining Turkish setting is interesting Funny thing as I was reading I plot is entertaining Turkish setting is interesting Funny thing as I was reading I of Peter Ustinov as the perfect actor to play Arthur Looked up the film version Topkapi and there he was I ve perfect actor to play Arthur Looked up the film version Topkapi and there he was I ve the movie 50 years ago but didn t remember that Ustinov was in fact the choice Or maybe subconsciously I didI ve read at least a couple of the classic Amblers from before WW II Enjoyed them thought I d enjoy this YesNo need to summarize plot the intro to the book in Goodreads does that This is what Graham Greene would call an entertainment which is an apt description This was the basis for the 1964 film Topkapi which starred the great Peter Ustinov and it was hard to read this narrative without a picture of Ustinov coming into my mind as the bumbling Arthur Simpson This is a very odd book we the readers do not now what the crooks are up to for three fourths of the book we re as in the dark as poor Arthur There is suspense and great dialogue This is great good fun If you insist on making your protagonist as spectacularly drab and unsexy as Arthur Abdel Simpson the least you could do is also make him lovable the way le Carr did with the plump pasty dough ball George Smiley Simpson is an unpleasing mix of resentful and obseuious with the personality of an incel despite being married to a stripper The only thing I liked about him was the revenge he exacted for the humiliations of being caned at prep schoolI never forgot and never began to forgive a caning until I had somehow evened the score with the master who had given it to me If he were married I would write an anonymous letter to his wife saying that he was a sodomite and that he had been trying to interfere with young boys If he were a bachelor I would send it as a warning to one of the other boys parents. Odernsten Alarmanlagen ausgestatteten Schatzkammer des Palastmuseums 'Topkapi' in Istanbu. The Light of DayI am delighted to find that as late as 1962 Eric Ambler had the stuff to create a novel like The Light of Day with its dark humor It begins with a real anti hero Arthur Hamed Simpson an Anglo Egyptian with an expired passport who lives in

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by among other things theft and guiding toursIs this a spy novel It certainly looks like it when the mysterious Mr Harper nabs Arthur in the act of stealing 300 worth of American Express travelers cheues and talks him into driving a Lincoln Continental to Istanbul The fun begins when Arthur tries to cross the GreekTurkish borderMost of the action takes place in Istanbul as Arthur tries to learn whether Harper and his associates are terrorists or thieves or whatever I will not reveal the ending only to say that the book was filmed by Jules Dassin as Topkapi Eric Ambler That s worth five stars by itself The Light of Day 1962 is that rarest of enjoyments a successful comedic thriller Many writers can do thrillers good bad and forgotten but very few can do a thriller with such an infectious sense of humor Arthur Abdul Simpson Ambler s roguish anti hero narrator seems always in over his head dealing with Turkish authorities no valid passport or with a mysterious group over his head dealing with Turkish authorities no valid passport or with a mysterious group what The authorities are focused on political revolt while Arthur is focused on regaining an unwise letter he had signed held by Harper the leader of the group It is only near the end that Ambler reveals just who these mysterious people really are The novel was the basis for the 1964 comedic thriller Topkapi with Peter Ustinov as Simpson In reading the novel if you have seen the movie then Ustinov as the clear image of Simpson is inescapable as with Maximilian Schell as Harper and of course Melina Mercouri as anyone she likes The ending of the novel differs from the movie but whatever it will be one of your most enjoyable reads of the summer Fortunately Arthur Abdul Simpson returns in Dirty Story 1967 with the apparently barely competent Simpson becoming a mercenary Inspiration for the 1964 film TOPKAPI Not as entertaining as the movie but mercifully free of Melina Mercouri s hideous laughter I have read 7 or 8 of Eric Ambler s novels and they all follow the same basic formula a rather na ve amateur protagonist inadvertently gets mixed up with a gang of professional crooks or foreign agents and somehow with the odds stacked against him has to extricate himselfArthur a middle aged overweight former British public schoolboy down at heel and rather lacking high morals has ended up working as a jobbing taxi driver in GreeceHe tries to swindle an apparently wealthy customer and gets than he bargains for he is caught red handed and is forced to help a gang dealing in some sort of cross border crime his first task being to deliver a limousine from Greece into TurkeyIncompetent as ever Arthur is caught by the Turkish authorities due to his expired passport and is made to play do. Athen Saloniki Istanbul das sind die Schauplätze an denen eine internationale Bande von. .
Uble agent The Turks suspect A Terrorist Plot Arthur S terrorist plot Arthur s is to carry on as normal find out and report backBut as you might guess Arthur is not good at this and in due course is enlisted into the gang following an injury to one of its members Arthur is to replace him on the night of the illicit deedIn constant fear of being unmasked and of not delivering for his handlers Arthur bumbles brilliantly To follow his progress is excruciating but eminently plausibleI thought another very good read from Mr Ambler This was a fun read and a bit of a surprise too I ve had this on my shelf for years It was among those books my mother inherited from my Aunt Mary She belonged to a Book of the Month Club so her collection was wide and varied I was going through them after we returned from our trip last month and noticed the map inside indicated a trip to Istanbul so I bumped it up to the top of my To Read pile and was immediately taken with the fun approach and tension of the story It got me from the first sentence It came down to this if I had not been arrested by the Turkish police I would have been arrested by the Greek police Isn t that a great opening line It really sucks you inI also learned it was the source for the movie Topkapi 1964The book is completely different but they re both good in their own ways The book is told from the point of view of a guy who is a bit of a foolish looser type He gets caught up in a heist and somehow scrapes through though not without a lot of trouble along the wayThe movie still has the same characters but it s told in the style of a heist team think Mission Impossible or Oceans 11 and therefore has a completely different feel to it In fact I read that the Mission Impossible TV series was inspired by this movieI really enjoyed both the book and the movie They were both a fun adventure though they are very different Enjoyed this a lot Even though the protagonist was a petty crook I was rooting for him the whole way Eric Ambler published his first book The Dark Frontier in 1936 That date falls outside of My Big Fat Reading Project begins in 1940 and somehow I had never heard of him until I was already reading my list for 1959 when I read Passage of Arms I Have Got Some Books To Fill In got some books to fill in for now I am just reading the books he published since 1959 This one was published in 1962 but since it won the Edgar Award in 1964 I saved it until now The award may have been given in 1964 because the movie Topkapi based on The Light of Day was released in that year Peter Ustinov won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in his role as Arthur Simpson the main character in the bookArthur Simpson is EnglishEgyptian living a life of crime in Greece He has been scamming his way through life as a pimp pornographer and petty thief At the beginning of the book he has fallen into deep trouble involving British spies plus criminals on a much higher scale than he and to save. Gangstern einen beispiellosen Coup plant Einen Raub in der absolut einbruchsicheren mit