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Loose Lips by Claire Berlinski

loose lips berlinski claire

If you're okay with that or, more charitably, realistic writing about that , you might like the novel more than I did. I would almost say Selena was the weak link of the whole novel. The agency culture is portrayed as a soap opera crossed with a soviet-style bureaucracy. I predicted the ending because of heavy foreshadowing, but it was still a good read. There is another mystery which makes this a page turner, but what gave it 4 stars is the female protagonist's wonderful sense of humor. Besides being trained, we see Selena fall in love with Stan, another spy in training, or is he? Before returning to Paris, I lived for a decade in Istanbul, where among other things I was the senior fellow for Turkey. Few books about life inside the Central Intelligence Agency have been written by women, and none have the wit, suspense, and authenticity of Loose Lips, Claire Berlinski's dazzling first novel about a love affair between intelligence officers.

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Loose Lips (Audiobook) by Claire Berlinski

loose lips berlinski claire

The plot is pretty fast pace, but lags towa This book surprised me. Loose Lips follows the story of Selena Keller who has just completed a doctorate in Oriental Studies. Haven't checked to see if this is the start of a series. It was a pretty mediocre book; not awful, but certainly not great. What happens next is a fascinating inside portrait of the Agency—how spies are recruited, how they are trained, who they meet, where they go, and most important. She grew up in San Francisco, New York, Paris, and the Pacific Northwest; as a teenager she studied philosophy at the University of Washington, then French literature at the Sorbonne in Paris.

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In short, you have to be This novel is skillfully written and sometimes funny but in the end -- and perhaps inevitably -- a downer. After going through a series of training exercises, she becomes a clandestine agent. It is hard to tell how realistic a portrait it paints of the agency, but it rings pretty true, especially compared with the book Blowing My Cover that I read several years ago. Throughout the book, we follow the story of this pair who wind their way through government secrets, betrayal, and isolation. Within weeks, she is contacted by an Agency recruiter, who asks her how she would feel about convincing another human being to commit treason.

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Loose Lips (Audiobook) by Claire Berlinski

loose lips berlinski claire

The writing had it's funny moments and it was pretty suspenseful at times, but, overall, the writing was amateurish, the plot line boring and cliche, and the ending predictable. There she meets Stan, a fat, red-haired man who quickly becomes her friend, and significant other. Plot not really tied up at the end. What happens next is a fascinating inside portrait of the Agency-how spies are recruited, how they are trained, who they meet, where they go, and most important. The ending was not happy, but it was not the good kind of sad that shows a good writer i. This novel is skillfully written and sometimes funny but in the end -- and perhaps inevitably -- a downer. Despite her checkered past, Selena passes the background investigation and a battery of bizarre aptitude tests.

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loose lips berlinski claire

She learns that spies who fall in love with one another enter a wilderness of mirrors, where deception and betrayal are nothing less than professional obligations. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Besides being trained, we see Selena fall in love with Stan, another spy in training, or is he? I loved the show Alias until it jumped the shark a couple of times. But the romance isn't what you'd expect. She enters on duty as a Clandestine Service Trainee. Download and start listening now! The loneliness and isolation of life undercover lead Selena into a romantic relationship with her classmate Stan, who cannot put a spy's habits aside, even in the bedroom.

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Loose Lips by Claire Berlinski

loose lips berlinski claire

She lives in Paris and Washington, D. Within weeks, she is contacted by an Agency recruiter, who asks her how she would feel about convincing another human being to commit treason. Many of the same things occur over and over, and she often goes into detail about every little thing, which could be good in small amounts, but goes overboard throughout the story. I never believed the love story, though, which made the last half of the book a little bit hard to swallow. There she meets Stan, a fat, red-haired man who quickly becomes her friend, and significant other.

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Loose Lips (Audiobook) by Claire Berlinski

loose lips berlinski claire

The reason I did not give it five stars? Although the concept and idea formed from the book is entertaining, I often found myself not wanting to read the story, and became tired of it early on. About 75% of the book focused on Selena's job and the other 25% was on her personal life, so I found it harder to get attached to the characters. A funny and sad story. Loose Lips follows the story of Selena Keller who has just completed a doctorate in Oriental Studies. New Yorker Selena Keller has just completed a doctorate in Oriental studies. She has also held a number of other jobs. New Yorker Selena Keller has just completed a doctorate in Oriental studies.

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Loose Lips (Audiobook) by Claire Berlinski

loose lips berlinski claire

This book was recommended beach reading by People magazine. It's got all the intrigue you'd expect from a book dealing with spies, plus the obligatory romantic subplot. The plot is pretty fast pace, but lags towards the end, and the ending itself was somewhat unsatisfactory. I'm not sure how much of the book is actually based on fact, but I found all Serena's training to be incredibly interesting. Not an exceptional book but entertaining and humorous in spots. This is not a serious spy novel. For more information on Claire Berlinski, go to www.

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