[Read] ➼ Enigma ➹ Robert Harris – Playutopia.us

Enigma From The Author Of The Smash Bestseller Fatherland Comes An Extraordinary Thriller Of World War II S Clandestine Soldiers The Codebreakers The Desperate Attempt To Crack The Germans Secret Messaging Played Out In The Unlikely British Railway Town Of Bletchley Is A Race Waged For The Highest Stakes Failure Could Lead To Thousands Of American Casualties.

[Read] ➼ Enigma  ➹ Robert   Harris – Playutopia.us
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Enigma
  • Robert Harris
  • English
  • 17 June 2019
  • 0679428879

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➼ Enigma ➹ Robert Harris – Playutopia.us


  1. says:

    This is a fictionalized view of the British WW II code breaking enterprise that cracked the German code scheme named Enigma Set in the out of the way English town of Bletchley Tom Jericho is a whiz code breaker who was a crucial player in breaking the original Enigma code But the effort cost him Just recovering from a breakdown and a broken heart, he is brought back into the code breaking effort The Germans are making it tough on the Brits, changing aspects of their coding process to keep o This is a fictionalized view of the British WW II code breaking enterprise that cracked the German code scheme named Enigma Set in the out of the way English town of Bletchley Tom Jericho is a whiz code breaker who was a crucial player in breaking the original Enigma code But the effort cost him Just recovering from a breakdown and a broken heart, he is brought back into the code breaking effort The Germans are making it tough...


  2. says:

    What a book An excellent read for the Goodreads Mystery and Thriller Week April, 2019 Robert Harris is a gifted storyteller and his books never disappoint.Anyway let us come to the review now Enigma takes us to the arcane world of cryptographers working tirelessly at Bletchley Park in Britain during the World War II Alan Turing s legendary computing project to break the German Enigma code forms the background of the novel When we think about wars we usually remember Generals and soldiers, What a book An excellent read for the Goodreads Mystery and Thriller Week April, 2019 Robert Harris is a gifted storyteller and his books never disappoint.Anyway let us come to the review now Enigma takes us to the arcane world of cryptographers working tirelessly at Bletchley Park in Britain during the World War II Alan Turing s legendary computing project to break the German Enigma code forms the background of the novel When we think about wars we usually remember Generals and soldiers, but cryptographers had played a pivotal role in tilting the war in favour of the Allied Forces.The author is a master at creating authentic atmosphere no points for guessing that he has done a remarkable job of describing the milieu of Bletchley Park and war ravaged Britain.Our protagonist, Tom Jericho, is a brilliant mathematician and expert at cracking codes He is also fantastic at solving crosswords, and also enjoys Sherlock Holmes and Agath...


  3. says:

    Robert Harris followed up his brilliant debut novel Fatherland with Enigma set during WWII in Britain with Bletchley Park as then top secret code breaking facility as its backdrop and named after the German mechanical cipher Enigma machines.Whilst not perhaps quite as strong or consistent as Fatherland this is nevertheless an excellent historical thriller, very evocative of the era and creating a great sense of authenticity and tension throughout Robert Harris displays his by now us Robert Harris followed up his brilliant debut novel Fatherland with Enigma set during WWII in Britain with Bletchley Park as then top secret...


  4. says:

    An excellent historical novel based on the incredible actual story of Bletchley Park and the decrypting of the Enigma codes used by the Germans before and during WWII This was of particular interest to me because we visited Bletchley this past summer and could appreciate the well described horrible physical conditions under which so much valuable work was carried out Also, the breaking of the Enigma codes by Polish mathematicians, acknowledged only decades later by the Brits, is an important p An excellent historical novel based on the incredible actual story of Bletchley Park and the decrypting of the Enigma codes used by the Germans before and during WWII This was of particular interest to me because we visited Bletchley this past summer and could appreciate the well described horrible physical conditions under which so much valuable work was carried out Also, the breaking of the Enigma codes by Polis...


  5. says:

    A solid effort from Robert Harris as he once again gives us an insight into historical events I couldn t give any than two stars because it didn t blow me away like Fatherland did It was just good My only grip...


  6. says:

    It s my fault and not Robert Harris that I haven t been able to rate this novelhighly I bought it a few years ago, on sale at the local bookstore, fresh from having read and enjoyed Imperium From memory, having seen the movie adaptation a few years previously also influenced my purchase The premise is a good one it s an espionage story set in Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, which during World War II was the site of the UK s main decryption establishment This is where ciphers gener It s my fault and not Robert Harris that I haven t been able to rate this novelhighly I bought it a few years ago, on sale at the local bookstore, fresh from having read and enjoyed Imperium From memory, having seen the movie adaptation a few years previously also influenced my purchase The premise is a good one it s an espionage story set in Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, which during World War II was the site of the UK s main decryption establishment This is where ciphers generated by the German Enigma machine were decrypted There s a fair bit of information about code breaking in the narrative Unfortunately, I overestimated my ability to understand the process Harris presumably simplified version of how it all worked went straight over my head, as did my hu...


  7. says:

    I read this book when it was first published as a paperback and the story today, twenty years later, is as interesting as it was then, but the circumstances surrounding the story seem scarier now than they were The horrors of Hitler and WWII seem magnified by the passing of time and one can only wonder what the world would be like today if the hundreds of dedicated folks at Bletchley Park had not cracked the Enigma Code and,import...


  8. says:

    Two mid level protagonists in a closed environment, a wartime secret unearthed by inevitable comparison between two WWII novels, Fatherlandcomes out on top I wish I liked this story better, for the Enigma background is solid, rotors spinning and women auxilaries kept in the dark as the smell of overheated circuits drifts Also, the nerdy protagonist doesn t get the girl and The Girl isn t the hottie Perhaps I expected a bigger impact of their actions upon the course of the war, but, as i Two mid level protagonists in a closed environment, a wartime secret unearthed by inevitable comparison between two WWII novels, Fatherlandcomes out on top I wish I l...


  9. says:

    I like the Kate Winslet movie, so I went looking for the book it s based on The movie added a bitaction and romance, but otherwise it s very close to Harris s story In fact, I rather wish the book had been longer anddetailed I had assumed that the mystery was simplified for the movie, but it turns out that s how it s written.The author says that while the characters are fictional, the book is set against the background of an actual historical event and the German naval signals I like the Kate Winslet movie, so I went loo...


  10. says:

    The basic idea of this story, like so many of others Harris wrote, is take an interesting historical period, throw in some Noir, mix, add fascinating and beautiful femme fatales to flavour.It s a recipe that usually works, but, just like your basic meat and potatoes, it s not something you d serve for a gourmet meal unless you re a really genuinely good chef Harris is rathermy mother throwing together a nice but not terribly inspiring dinner than the three star restaurant serving a ste The basic idea of this story, like so many of others Harris wrote, is take an interesting historical period, throw in some Noir, mix, add fascinating and beautiful femme fatales to flavour.It s a recipe that usua...

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