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“I am Eva Delectorskaya” Sally Gilmartin announces and so on a warm summer afternoon in 1976 her daughter Ruth learns that everything she ever knew about her mother was a carefully constructed lie Sally Gilmartin is a respectable English widow living in picturesue Cotswold village; Eva Delectorskaya was a rigorously trained World War II spy a woman who carried fake passports and retreated to secret safe houses a woman taught to lie and deceive and above al. This is a compelling smart and literate thriller It is both a page turner and a profound meditation on identity on what we think we know about others and ourselves The flashback sections were definitely the strength of the book but all in all this is a terrific novel and certainly one that rises above the usual genre fare

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R work in New York City manipulating the press in order to shift public sentiment toward American involvement in the war and her dangerous romantic entanglement Now Sally wants to find the man who recruited her for the secret service and she needs Ruth’s help Restless is a brilliant espionage book and a vivid portrait of the life of a female spy Full of tension and drama and based on a remarkable chapter of Anglo American history this is fiction at its fines. William Boyd born 1952 is a Scottish novelist and screenwriter In 1983 he was one of the 20 Best of Young British Novelist in a promotion run by Granta magazine and the Book Marketing Council Restless published 2006 tells the story of a young woman who finds out that her mother used to work as a spy for British government prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor However unlike Susan Isaac s Linda Voss Melanie Griffith in the 1992 movie Shining Through this is about a Russian born spy hired by British government to work in the US Her job was to manipulate the American government to support ie draw Americans into the conflict Europe s war against Hitler Of course her job became useless after Pearl Harbor because the US had to take revenge against Japan and Hitler in Europe This book won the Novel Award in the 2006 Costa Book AwardsThe story is told in the alternating points of view of the daughter Ruth and the mother Eva Delectorskaya Because of this the book continually switches between the time periods and in doing so from first to third person The life of her mother serving as a British spy is very interesting as the danger lurks in every scene with the first rule in espionage at the back of the reader s head never trust anyone However the most interesting part is the similarities between the mother and her daughter despite their generation gap and the situation their lives are in This includes their preference on a certain types strong like concrete of men and their passion for truth and justice I mentioned this because the book includes explicit sex scenes amidst the historical background of Europe at the brink of Hitler s rampage Boyd should be credited in his flawless engaging and arresting prose He was able to express the viewpoints of the two narrators effectively including their sexual fantasies that made we doubt whether Boyd was just a pseudonym of a woman writer Wiki says no and he even has a smiling picture in thereThe title refers to the years after the war ended and her mother still feels that somebody is still haunting her and is bound to kill her She constantly rebukes Ruth by saying One day someone will come and kill me and then you ll be sorry or They ll appear out of the blue and whisk me away how would you like that This was the only part of the book that made me smile because I oftentimes used this techniue to pacify the tantrums of my daughter particularly when she was a lot younger I used to tell her that if she would not stop what if I died while driving to the office And then she would be sorry for the rest of her life having angered me few hours before I died It worked It workedWhat I am saying is that this book is not funny at all But if you love spy thrillers with a bit of historical background for indeed there were British spies in American soil to lobby of their compatriots support peppered with hot sex scenes then this book is for you

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L to never trust anyoneThree decades later the secrets of Sally’s past still haunt her Someone is trying to kill her and at last she has decided to trust Ruth with her story Ruth meanwhile is struggling to make sense of her own life as a young single mother with an unfinished graduate degree and escalating dependence on alcohol She is drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing events of her mother’s past the mysterious death of Eva’s beloved brother he. Tag me as a Boyd fan There aren t many male writers who can genuinely pull off the voice of a woman but in his case he did that twice Here we have a young ish single mother who works as a language tutor to professionals who ve arrived extremely capable in their professional pursuits but who can barely speak a word of the ueen s tongue She s also procrastinating on a thesis at Oxford but between hosting uninvited international house guests suddenly being courted by one of her students and worrying that her mother might be suffering from early dementia her plate is than fullHer aging mother has been acting a bit paranoid as of late but when our language tutor arrives at her mom s house to drop off her little boy for their weekly overnight visit things are really weird Her mother is in a wheelchair is in process of getting a gun licence and most oddly of all declares that her identity is false and has been for 40 some yearsThus fires off two sets of intrigue we read about the supposed past of a 65 year old who claims to have been a spy during World War II and who s been in hiding ever since There is intrigue in her recruiting the spycraft techniue and the most enlightening her efforts in writing fake news to be used to manipulate governmentsI love spy novels complex female characters and uirky lives but to read that reporters fabricated articles to prompt outrage or worry certainly hit home Boyd manaaged to not only grab my attention but made things entirely believable and relatable The only reason this didn t garner a five star rating from me is that it rather fell off a cliff for me at the ending it just stopped There were other little threads I d have liked to see tied up and that rather makes me think there ll be a seuel or preuel Or not Boyd has me guessing and I like it The Black Ice Score (Parker, unfinished graduate degree and escalating dependence on alcohol She is drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing events of her mother’s past the mysterious death of Eva’s beloved brother he. Tag me as a Boyd fan There aren t many male writers who can genuinely pull off the voice of a woman but in his case he did that twice Here we have a young ish single mother who works as a language tutor to professionals who ve arrived extremely capable in their professional pursuits but who can barely speak a word of the The Black Painting ueen s tongue She s also procrastinating on a thesis at Oxford but between hosting Fire and Desire uninvited international house guests suddenly being courted by one of her students and worrying that her mother might be suffering from early dementia her plate is than fullHer aging mother has been acting a bit paranoid as of late but when our language tutor arrives at her mom s house to drop off her little boy for their weekly overnight visit things are really weird Her mother is in a wheelchair is in process of getting a gun licence and most oddly of all declares that her identity is false and has been for 40 some yearsThus fires off two sets of intrigue we read about the supposed past of a 65 year old who claims to have been a spy during World War II and who s been in hiding ever since There is intrigue in her recruiting the spycraft techniue and the most enlightening her efforts in writing fake news to be The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox used to manipulate governmentsI love spy novels complex female characters and The Illusionists uirky lives but to read that reporters fabricated articles to prompt outrage or worry certainly hit home Boyd manaaged to not only grab my attention but made things entirely believable and relatable The only reason this didn t garner a five star rating from me is that it rather fell off a cliff for me at the ending it just stopped There were other little threads I d have liked to see tied Planet of the Bugs up and that rather makes me think there ll be a seuel or preuel Or not Boyd has me guessing and I like it


10 thoughts on “Restless

  1. says:

    This is a compelling smart and literate thriller It is both a page turner and a profound meditation on identity on what we think we know about others and ourselves The flashback sections were definitely the strength of the book but all in all this is a terrific novel and certainly one that rises above the usual genre fare

  2. says:

    William Boyd goes all John John le Carré and has written a pretty good spy thriller that felt like reading a movie with it's fast pa

  3. says:

    i just about stayed with this to the end but for a good writer like william boyd i found it underwhelmingthe characters are very thin and a lot of them pointless the plot creaks like a House of Horror film door and most of the writing is cliched most of what Boyd seems to know about spying seems to have come from the Mail on Sund

  4. says:

    I've just posted all the William Boyd books on my bookshelf I started reading him about five years ago Armadillo set in London and over time I occasionally bought and read others Lately after I read Brazzaville Beach I re

  5. says:

    Restless by Wlliam Boyd is a very enjoyable WWII Spy Story and as you'd expect from Boyd brilliantly written It's such a nic

  6. says:

    Tag me as a Boyd fan There aren't many male writers who can genuinely pull off the voice of a woman but in his case he did that twice Here we have a young ish single mother who works as a language tutor to professionals who've arrived extremely capable in their professional pursuits but who can barely speak a word of the ueen's tongue She'

  7. says:

    I read this because I enjoyed Any Human Heart so much; I don't normally read tales of wartime espionage Nevertheless I enjoyed itThe story alternates between the wartime life of Eva recruited as a spy and 30 years later when she tells her adult daughter about it There are also subplots relating to the daughter's life tho

  8. says:

    A rare spy novel I saw recommended and recommend myself for its well drawn fascinating female protagonist Eva and her dau

  9. says:

    William Boyd born 1952 is a Scottish novelist and screenwriter In 1983 he was one of the 20 ‘Best of Young British Novelist’ in a promotion run by Granta magazine and the Book Marketing Council Restless published 2006 tells the story of a young woman who finds out that her mother used to work as a spy for British government prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor However unlike Susan Isaac’s Linda Voss Mela

  10. says:

    35 stars reallyFairly competent world war two spy thriller which goes along at a good pace without taxing the brain too much not a bad thing as I'm also immersed in Proust and Gass at the moment Set in 1976 with flashbacks to 19401941 The central characters are Sally and her daughter Ruth Sally decides to let Ruth knowabout her h

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