Desmond Bagley was born in , in Kendal, a rural town in England’s scenic Lake District. He left school aged fourteen and worked for a number of years in. Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in assignment begins with a simple errand – a parcel to deliver. But to Alan Stewart, stand. Running Blind by Desmond Bagley. Annabel /. Reviewed by Annabel. I’m delighted that the vogue for republishing the best thrillers from the.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations baglet reliable sources. The success of The Golden Keel led Bagley to turn full time to novel writing by the mids.

Running Blind / Freedom Trap

With very sound descriptions of Iceland, its countryside and features, there desmmond bad guys and good guys, and some who seem good but are certainly bad, trying to get track each other and obtain some things that are important to all.

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Feb 08, Gena Lott rated it really liked it Shelves: Anonymous March 28, at 1: Stewart was acting as a courier. Lists with This Book. Decisive action beats idle thoughts Runnkng book dates from before the Great Cynicism of the s and suffers from its simplicity and honesty. Alan phones his boss Taggart in London and asks him to find out some information about another agent.


Leave a comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here A rare abandoned first draft of Desmond Bagley’s novel Running Blind, discovered in the author’s archived papers, provides the back story to the novel’s protagonist Alan Stewart. Bagley and his wife left South Africa for Italy inand then England in He left England in for Africa and worked his blijd overland, crossing the Sahara Desert and briefly settling in Kampala, Uganda, where he contracted malaria.

I’ve read a few Desmond Bagleys, but this is the first in a long time. It started to go awry right from the start.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oct 27, Paul Pensom rated it liked it Shelves: Bagley Desmond Bagley was a British journalist and novelist principally known for a series of best-selling thrillers. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Bagley suffered from a speech impediment stuttering all of his life, which initially exempted him from military conscription. Alan Stewart has collected a package at Keflavik airport in Iceland from a man called Slade.

Running Blind by Desmond Bagley (1970)

It is Bagley with whom we are concerned here, and more specifically his seventh novel, Running Blindpublished in More twists than a woven carpet. My literary sweet tooth is cheesy formula thriller writers from the 60s and 70s: Although Desmond Bagley’s espionage thriller first published in and republished in is in many respects a product of its time although I have to say that it wasn’t nearly as sexist as I feared it would beit’s still a fast-paced, entertaining action thriller that kept me turning the pages from beginning to end.


But idle thoughts were no use and action was necessary. Retrieved from ” https: We expect our spies to be clever if nothing else. Lots of agents on both sides die due to this little spy mindfuck game. Alan Stewart is an interesting hero, an obsessive man who does not realise just how obsessive he is and rynning seriously considers the possibility that he may be entirely wrong. I liked the characters enough that I wanted them to beat the bad guys, but I didn’t really feel an emotional connection to them.

Running Blind / Freedom Trap by Desmond Bagley

My favourite Bagley book, it’s on my annual read list. His instincts tell him that everything about this job is wrong. It was more of a plot-driven book than a character-driven one, even though it’s written in first person POV from the main character.

Iceland itself has perhaps the starring role though and Bagley visited for research inand the BBC Scotland mini-series was also bwgley on location. Slade tells him to take the long route to Reykjavik.

And he’s right – Bagley reads much better than Maclean now that I’m older. Want to Read saving…. Fint billede af Islands udfordrende natur.

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