Ken Follett was only twenty-seven when he wrote Eye of the Needle, and it has remained one of his most celebrated books ever since.
- It’s tightly plotted, with complications around every corner. The suspense builds with every chapter, never letting up until the terrific climax.
- The characterization is superb. This is one of Follett’s specialties–creating true-to-life characters that you really come to know and empathize with.
- The historicity makes it fun. Follett did a lot of research to write this book, and effortlessly weaves in all kinds of neat details about the inner workings of the war.
All in all, it delivers a thrilling, entertaining ride.