Australasia's Biggest Online Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Zoo Station
By

Rating
Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

David Downing grew up in suburban London. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction for both adults and children, including four novels featuring Anglo-American journalist John Russell and the nonfiction work "Sealing Their Fate: The Twenty-Two Days That Decided World War II." He lives with his wife in Guildford, England.

Reviews

Praise for "Zoo Station" "Zoo Station"is a beautifully crafted and compelling thriller with a heart-stopping ending as John Russell learns the personal faces of good and evil. An unforgettable read. Charles Todd, author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge series ""Zoo Station"(book one) hooked me on the first page." "Huffington Post UK" Praise for David Downing "Epic in scope, Mr. Downing's "Station" cycle creates a fictional universe rich with a historian's expertise but rendered with literary style and heart."" The Wall Street Journal" Full of striking inventions. Kingsley Amis, author of "Lucky Jim" One of the most intelligent and persuasive realizations of Germany immediately before the war. "Wall Street Journal" John Russell has always been in the thick of things in David Downing s powerful historical novels set largely in Berlin....Downing provides no platform for debate in this unsentimental novel, leaving his hero to ponder the ethics of his pragmatic choices while surveying the ground level horrors to be seen in Berlin. "The New York Times Book Review" Downing distinguishes himself by eschewing the easy ways out. He doesn't shy away from portraying the cold brutality of the Third Reich, and his characters are far from stereotypes they're flawed, confused and real. NPR An extraordinary evocation of Nazi Germany on the eve of war, the smell of cruelty seeping through the clean modern surface. C. J. Sansom, author of "Revelation" "" A beautifully crafted and compelling thriller with a heart-stopping ending as John Russell learns the personal faces of good and evil. An unforgettable read. Charles Todd, author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge Series Downing is brilliant at weaving history and fiction, and this plot, with its twists and turns all under the terrible bombardment of Berlin and the Third Reich s death throes is as suspenseful as they come. The end, with another twist, is equally clever and unexpected. "Toronto Globe and Mail" In the elite company of literary spy mastersAlan Furstand Philip Kerr. "Washington Post" " " The echo of the Allied bombings and the crash of the boots of the invading Russians permeate the pages in which David Downing vividly does justice to the drama....The book is a reminder of what happened and those who allowed it to happen....The book lives up to the others in the Russell series, serving as yet one more reminder of a world too many have entirely forgotten. "Washington Times" Excellent and evocative....Downing s strength is his fleshing out of the tense and often dangerous nature of everyday life in a totalitarian state. "The Times" (London) The author combines his erudition with an excellent political imagination. He writes well, clearly and has a nice wit. "Sunday Times" (UK) Compulsive reading. "Sunday Telegraph" (UK) An atmospheric tale. "St. Petersburg Times" An elegant rapid-fire spy story. " The Virginian-Pilot" An atmospheric thriller...furious pacing. "Booklist""

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Zoo Station on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top