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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan

I'd heard the title of this book (and accompanying movie) many times before, but didn't realize it was a spy thriller (I thought it was horror instead, perhaps due to the Alfred Hitchock movie connection?).  It's definitely a fairly thrilling read for the most part -- the descriptions of the Scottish landscape were a bit hard to follow -- and is a pretty enjoyable read.