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Thrillers & Suspense
  • Author:
    Trevanian
  • ISBN:
    0517506106
  • ISBN13:
    978-0517506103
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  • Publisher:
    Random House Value Publishing; First Edition edition (December 12, 1988)
  • Pages:
    282 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Rating:
    4.8
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I have the very great honor to introduce you to Dr. Jonathan Hemlock, who’s come all the way from America to set us all straight on art and all that.

I have the very great honor to introduce you to Dr. Titters and one hear-hear. All sorts of people have consorted to get him over here: the Guggenheim, the Arts Council-all that benevolent lot.

Trevanian The Loo Sanction St. ds His pain was vast. But at least it was finite. Sharp-edged waves of agony climaxed in intensity until his body convulsed and his mind was awash. Then, just before madness, the crests broke and swirled over his limen of consciousness, and he escaped into oblivion.

In "The Eiger Sanction," Trevanian wound a fantastic plot and locale around a great character in Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: assassin, professor, art critic.

To me it worked, it was fun, enjoyable, and made me wish Trevanian kept going with the series. In "The Eiger Sanction," Trevanian wound a fantastic plot and locale around a great character in Dr. In "The Loo Sanction," Trevanian seems to have completely lost the thread. Gone is the unique plot and locale.

In fact, the word ‘style’ has been gutted of meaning. It’s a critic’s word. No painting has ‘style. Come to think of it, few critics d. . Come to think of it, few critics do. onathan bowed his head, losing his balance slightly and catching at the side of the podium. When he continued speaking, he was too close to the microphone, and he set up a feedback squeal. Where was I? Oh. Right! It is as meaningless to speak of the style of the Flemish School as it is to babble about the style of this or that painter.

Trevanian wrote successfully in several genres. In a 1998 interview with Newsweek, he said that with each new book, he first decided what author should tell the story.

In 2005 Crown Publishers reprinted five of Trevanian's early books-The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, The Main, The Summer of Katya and Shibumi-as a trade paperback set. Whitaker kept his true identity unknown for years. He refused to grant interviews or contribute to the publicity efforts of his publishers. Trevanian wrote successfully in several genres.

Jonathan Hemlock, the art professor and mercenary who first excited readers with his daring exploits in The Eiger Sanction, returns in an even more masterful adventure in The Loo Sanction, Trevanian’s second thrilling spy novel. Hemlock has gone to England to rest, but his vacation is interrupted when the head of British Intelligence needs his highly skilled services. Jonathan must take over the mission of an agent whose murder was so bizarre and terrifying that no other agent was willing.

The Loo Sanction is sure to keep readers frantically turning pages until the thrilling climax. A First-Rate Thriller from a Legendary Master. Jonathan Hemlock, the art professor and mercenary who first excited readers with his daring exploits in The Eiger Sanction, returns in an even more masterful adventure in The Loo Sanction, Trevanian’s second thrilling spy novel.

Автор: Trevanian Название: The Loo Sanction Издательство: Random House (USA) Классификация: ISBN: 1400098289 ISBN-13(EAN) . Серия: Fiction Язык: ENG Размер: 2. 2 x 1. 6 x . 5 cm Поставляется из: США.

Описание: Nicholai Hel exploded onto the scene in Trevanian& 1970s blockbuster SHIBUMI.

"A masterpiece . . ." THE NEW YORK TIMESThe scene is London, where Jonathan Hemlock is blackmailed into performing another "sanction" -- a top-secret political assassination -- in a nerve-wracking web involving dirty dealings among high-ranking British government officials and a British counterespionage group. Once again Hemlock's life hangs in the balance -- but this time the game is deadlier, the penalty for failure more grotesquely lethal than ever before!From the Paperback edition.

Ynonno
The Loo Sanction is the sequel to the Eiger Sanction and Jonathan Hemlock is at it again. It is a very enjoyable romp through London but not as exciting as the Eiger Sanction. Jonathan remains his acerbic self and his penchant for violence has not diminished. This story is more urbane and yet is a lesser adventure. The Eiger Sanction had such a great inertia that, in fairness, it would be hard to equal its drama. Perhaps, intentionally, Trevanian went for a less active sequel.
Pemand
I really enjoyed The Eiger Sanction for what it was, a partly camp yet well-written and absorbing American spy venture. What I liked best were the outsized, comical characters, the witty dialogue, and the deeply researched set piece on the great face of the Eiger.

The Loo Sanction is a worthy followup, with similarly outsized, comical characters, witty dialogue, and deeply researched set piece -- this time involving art and depraved British politicians.

To me it worked, it was fun, enjoyable, and made me wish Trevanian kept going with the series.

What more do you want from a book like this?
Hap
Trevanian is one of my favorite authors. This one, though, is a little dated, and I didn't like the fizzling ending.
Kazimi
Good read
Keramar
In "The Eiger Sanction," Trevanian wound a fantastic plot and locale around a great character in Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: assassin, professor, art critic. In "The Loo Sanction," Trevanian seems to have completely lost the thread.
Gone is the unique plot and locale. This novel comes off like a James Bond knockoff, complete with an ultra-sophisticated villain in Maximilian Strange, a quasi-villain/quasi-ally known as the Vicar, and a tweener villainess in Amazing Grace, who is a madam. Factor in a love interest that unfolds the same exact way as it did in "The Eiger Sanction" and you get a bad case of something pure and unique falling into a state of decay.
On the plus side, there is no denying that Trevanian can write. In fact, the way he uses Hemlock as a conduit through which he funnels his humor, for me, was the saving grace of this novel. Hemlock is pretentious and the point of view necessarily reflects that. However, it gets to be a bit too much when nearly every character is a gifted, polyglot genius and walking dictionary with acute powers of insight.
Rather than advancing the plot through action and tension, Trevanian fills page after page with bombastic soliloquy and colloquy -- which was entertaining in its own way for me, but it's not likely to be the case for everyone. It smelled of the lamp, or at least was an obvious example of overcompensation by its author, whose personal life -- sans the assassinations, etc. -- mirrors Hemlock: a gifted but poor street kid who grows up to become a professor and writer and makes sure by his overuse of vocabulary that everyone knows he's got a great brain -- all while maintaining that core of tough guy from the wrong side of the tracks.
The book was good enough to get through, but I'm actually grateful that Trevanian never again revived Dr. Hemlock for future adventures. In one way it's a pity, in that there was a lot of potential there. But in the end, perhaps Trevanian was aware of his limitations in finding a creative, exciting way of again resurrecting Dr. Hemlock.
If this honest review winds your watch, buy it. If not, spend your money and time elsewhere by finding something else to read.
Mettiarrb
A pastiche airport thriller which succeeded beyond its wildest dreams. its a period piece.
Gaudiker
Definitely a class thriller from top to bottom. T spends a large amount of time on character development, and the plot is good and basic. Keeps the book from getting too confused but is still a page turner. Wish it were more contemporaneous though.
All three of Trevanian's absurdist takes on the spy genre (THE EIGER SANCTION, THE LOO SANCTION, SHIBUMI) are delightful reads. While THE LOO SANCTION may be a little less satisfying than the other two entries, it's nevertheless still quite bold, and is shot-through with Trevanian's marvelous sense of humor.