The result of the latest Classics Club Spin was revealed today.
The idea of the Spin was to list twenty books from my Classics Club list, number them 1 to 20, and the number announced by the Classics Club represents the book I have to read before 30th April 2023. The number that has been selected is…
And this means the book I need to read is…
Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household
An Englishman plans to assassinate the dictator of a European country. But he is foiled at the last moment and falls into the hands of ruthless and inventive torturers. They devise for him an ingenious and diplomatic death but, for once, they bungle the job and he escapes.
But England provides no safety from his pursuers – and the Rogue Male must strip away all the trappings of status and civilization as the hunter becomes a hunted animal.
I’m very happy with this result and glad I’ve avoided some of the longer books on my list! I’ve seen the excellent 1976 BBC adaptation of this book and am looking forward to reading it.
Have you read this? What did you think of it? And if you took part in the Spin which book did you get?
17 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #33: The result”
Not a book I’ve read, soo good luck with it – hope you enjoy it!!!
Thanks! I’m hoping it’s a good one.
Hmm, I know nothing about that book. I hope you like it!
Yes, I hope so!
Interestingly, he wrote a sequel in 1982 called ‘Rogue Justice’. I think I’ll have to see about acquiring it…. [grin] A rather prolific author all round it seems!
…and I’ve just discovered that the full movie is available on YouTube! [yeah!]
Yes, I watched it on YouTube a while ago and decided to add the book to my list. I didn’t know there was a sequel!
The title is familiar but that’s all. It sounds as if it could be great and I look forward to hearing what you think of it. Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks! I’m hoping it’s as good as it sounds!
I’ve heard of it but know nothing about it. I’m looking forward to your review to find out more. I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks. I’m hoping to start it in the next few days.
I don’t know this, so I’m looking forward to your review.
It’s a short one, so should be able to read and review it soon.
Not a title nor an author I’m familiar with, so I’m looking forward to hearing all about it and how you rated it in your review!
I’m hoping to start it soon, so will try not to keep you waiting too long for the review!
It sounds similar to The 39 Steps which is a fun read. Enjoy!
Yes, it does sound quite similar! I’m looking forward to it.