Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Review: The Spy

The SpyThe Spy by Paulo Coelho
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Most of this novel takes the form of a letter from Mata Hari about her life that she is writing so it can be given to her daughter. The last part is a letter from the lawyer who was defending her life against charges of treason. The part from Mata Hari's point of view was fascinating and compelling. According to the author's afterword it was also historically factual and he recommends Pat Shipman's
Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari as further reading on the subject. The part from the lawyer's point of view wasn't as good and seemed a bit tacked-on.

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