Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Ghost Writer by Robert Harris

One word comes to mind .."Scary". Bet you are wondering why I said scary when there is no ghost in the story.

I was finishing this book when my son asked me to change TV channels for him. While flipping through the tv channels, I came across this movie being aired.

Guess which part it was? Yup, it was very near the ending. Where the Adam Lang came down from the plane and subsequently the ghost writer figure out the truth.

Wondering what am blabbering about? Well, the story it's like this.

Adam Lang was former Prime Minister of Britain. After he stepped , down he was offered a large sum of monies to write his memoir.  A ghost writer, Mike McAra was hired to ghost write his memoir for him.

Then McAra died in a suspicious circumstances. Another Ghost writer was hired to replace McAra. But mysterious things start happening to this Ghost Writer when he decided to accept the assignment. He was mugged among other things. And the manuscript that McAra was working on before was held under unusually tight security.

More puzzling things crop up when the ghost writer researched. Things that might cost him his life.

It is a very fast paced book. There was enough suspense to keep the page turning and made me flip to the last page to read the ending.

This  book is indeed a good bargain for me. Got it from the Bargain Bin at BookXcess for RM5.


Hidayah Ismawi said...

Sounds like an interesting book

cheeyee said...

Now you made me wonder what is the ending like. Hehehe.

Small Kucing said...


Quite good la

Small Kucing said...

Chee Yee

Ending was something unexpected

cleffairy said...

Eh? Is that Piece Brosnan in the cover? o.O

Small Kucing said...


Yes it is. He was in the movie. He acts as the ex-PM


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