A read deserving of its reputation. The pacing is genius; the plot’s progression is a masterpiece. From beginning to end, the reader is held captive, sentenced to turning the pages in suspense. The world Harris creates here is believable and frightening. I found myself wanting to rebel from within it. My only criticism is that the character of Charlie (the protagonist’s sidekick and love interest) was a little clichéd and a spot underdeveloped. A shame when the other minor characters were far more memorable and interesting. A dark, taught and thoroughly entertaining thriller that I am already looking forward to reading again. The ending was spectacular. So often a book concludes with fifty or so more pages to wade through. Fatherland took me right to the end and left me wanting more. Definitely one for the “Keeps” pile.