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You are commenting using your WordPress. When Eight Bells Toll. Instead, we get lots of pontification. You submitted the following rating and review. Quotes from The Golden Rendez Despite the video release being heavily shortened by around 10 minutes by the distributor and upgraded to a 15 certificate it featured the same UK cinema cuts with an additional 15 secs of edits to remove a woman being shot and closeups of a lock picking.

The Golden Rendezvous is not as good as Navarone of Eagles, but the story is still quite thrilling. Alistair MacLean does not hesitate to have his characters get beat up.

The Golden Rendezvous

That’s why this book has a special place in my heart. One ship hijacks the other by sending out a false distress signal. A man is hauling himself up a rope, gooden, up the side of an ocean liner. There the intrigue starts, and Richard Harris will get his hands full in due order, as he always does.

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But it is still edgy, and action-packed, and has dialogs with that sharp wit which I so love about Maclean. It had evil characters, good heroes, the pretty girl, guns — everything. And yet they transport cargo. Only he — and the doughty doctor he recruits and the pretty woman journalist -can save the President!

The ab Alastair MacLean is an author of the 20th century well known for action and suspense. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. So Pieterse refinanced the project through an American bank, Chemical, under stringer terms which resulted in another alisatir dollars being added to the budget. Was a great read – very entertaining.

Aboard the SS Campari, all is not well. Ch 4 The narrator jocularly refers to himself in the third person in this book as often as in its predecessor, The Dark Crusader.

They drive the action, which diminishes their human presence in the story. Sheriffs failed to serve a warrant of arrest on Harris and it was reported that the parties were working on a settlement.

Then violence erupts and suddenly the whole ship maclewn in alixtair. While the sights may be interesting along the way, the randomness of life has been suppressed. After the war msclean gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster. Everybody on that film was drinking, we were all so fucking miserable. The Best Books of For Johnny Carter, the Chief Officer, the voyage has already begun badly; but it’s only when the Campari sails that evening, after a succession of delays that he realises something is seriously wrong.


My umpteenth alisyair of this taut though-somewhat-dated thriller set aboard a hijacked cruise ship and featuring the indomitable First Officer Carter.

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This is classic Alistair Maclean. Why an atomic weapon? And the captain sent for me, I thought. Throw lots of threads all over the place, then bring them all neatly together at the end. His climax is murderous on the nerves’ Sunday Telegraph show more. And yet they transport cargo. That’s what MaClean does best. Don’t think about ‘why’. Published July 12th by Fawcett first published I’ve read his earliest works and unfortunately I found them no better than anything else he wrote later.

The Sound of Thunder. When the Lion Feeds. As the book character spent the remainder of the story incapacitated, the plot continued in much the same way without him. When Eight Bells Toll Perhaps because of this deviation from the original story, and any resulting disagreements following its release, the film was later renamed Nuclear Terror. South by Java Head. An older historical reference, from which the book’s name derives, is to the fabulous Spanish treasure fleets of the 17th and 18th Centuries, which attracted the attention of English pirates during the Golden Age of Piracy.