Greenmantle has ratings and reviews. Jayaprakash said: I first read this book when I was 10 or It was a library copy, borrowed from the Kod. Greenmantle () by John Buchan · Chapter 1→. Book 2 in the Richard Hannay series. It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First. I suffered from acute asthma as a child. Until I was 11 or so, there was no effective medication for the ailment, so I spent a fair bit of time off.

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It has been grenmantle in every kind of odd place and moment—in England and abroad, during long journeys, in half-hours between graver tasks; and it bears, I fear, the mark of its gipsy begetting. Perhaps the second war would’ve been less harrowing if the Germans had not been laughed at so heartily. The Three Hostages. Some thought the later novels inferior to the first, The Thirty-Nine Stepsothers thought them a rollicking read!

All round, an excellent spy yarn that I can recommend to others. Here Buchan sets up a scene clearly intended to tell readers who could read between the lines that the vile von Stumm is secretly nothing less than an effeminate homosexual.

As we now know, some of our own, native citizens have successfully conspired to kill buvhan and themselves, because they listened to that “same language”. Asked about the support for suicide bombing by a leader of the Muslim Association of Britain an affiliate of the MCBhe said that “I understand why he feels such pain for the Palestinians”.

The end is tremendous.

The anti-Western jihad threatening to burst into uncontrollable violence at any time is prescient, and Buchan’s cultural conservatism, almost a holdover from Victorianism, is displayed in the character of Von Einem, a powerful, cruel woman whose independence and curious asexuality frighten Hannay more than any man or army he’s ever had to face.


Nearly every chapter has a mix of disguises, chases, fine cars, the Kaiser! The characters are great, and as noted at the beginning, you’ll be wondering after a while how the good guys are ever going to get out of each predicament in which they find themselves.

I think Hitchcock would have made this sequel a movie. That’s an enormous act of sympathy for Hannay, since he just came from the western front and clearly hates the Germans. He loved the book so much that he decided to find the truth and did a non-fiction account of it.

I” written by Bullivant’s son, a spy who was recently killed in the region. A special treat is getting to met Peter Pienaar who helped Hannay survive the ordeal of The Thirty-Nine Steps without even being present.

I’m not sure I would recommend this one, but I have started reading the next novel in the series, because the 39 Steps is an old favourite and I’ve not been put off by reading the sequel.

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That creates a tension, does it not? Mr Standfast by John Buchan Reading The good news is that that almost certainly guarantees another outing for Buchan’s work — a chance for me to greemantle more of it, and hopefully, a re-assessment of its value.

Blenkiron, have to outwit some formidable foes, including the thuggish Ulric von Stumm, Turkish army officer Rasta Bey and the charismatic but malevolent, Hilda von Einem.

Email required Address never made public. Wildly improbable and thoroughly enjoyable, all in all.

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It will be fun. Seperti yang disebut di awal ripyuw, petualangan Bang Hannay kali ini pun jauh dari bling-bling dunia mata-mata ala Hollywood XD Tapi penceritaannya pake gerak cepat, apa adanya, dan — walau ada banyak frasa dan istilah yang aku ga paham — bertaburan kalimat yang menggambarkan situasi pertempuran, yang bikin orang yang ga pernah perang pun paham. So there has to greenamntle a huge purging of language, a careful sifting of what is legitimate from what is evil.


It’s Sandy, I think, and he appears in the last paragraphs like something from Dune: His heroes bound larger than life from the pages.

Greenmantle by John Buchan

Recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Loos, Richard Hannay is charged by Sir Walter Bullivant with investigating rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world.

Buchan wrote five Hannay books the first is The Thirty-Nine Steps and this is the second as what he called ‘his contribution Buchan’s Hannay is a clear precursor greehmantle Fleming’s Bond, with the one major exception forced by a more innocent time and readership – Hannay is no womanizer. Sandy appears, magnificently dressed, and reveals that Greenmantle is dead and that he himself has been chosen to impersonate him.

I found it a great read, an old-fashioned rattling good yarn. The other point to note is that to fully understand the premise for the story, you do need the background to Turko-German relations at the time.

Greenmantle by John Buchan – book review

It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First World Warthe other being Mr Standfast ; Hannay’s first and best-known adventure, The Thirty-Nine Stepsis set in the period immediately preceding the war. The mood greejmantle also nostalgic, you feel that the old world is dying and a new much more inhumane is to emerge, who ever wins the war – “That night I realized the greenmanttle folly of war.

There is the Boer Peter Pienaar, the American capitalist Blenkiron, the very resourceful lieutenant Sandy Arbuthnot, Enver Bey’s greenmanhle Rasta and the very beautiful but fiendish and extremely dangerous Hilda von Einem, who is for certain modeled after Irene Adler.