The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge

Harry Harrison
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The Stainless Steel Rat Falls Off a Cliff


In terms of sequels this book is almost an Empire Strike's back.


The story continues with the fast paced adventure and wit of the first, which is fortunately not diuted down now that Jim and Angelina are married. In fact this has darker, rather nastier moments; especially when our hero's antics go wrong and he gets tortured at the mercy of the Grey Man...

However the ending made me feel like Wile E Coyote - who has just ran furiously off the edge of the cliff, to remain suspended in mid air, only to fall to his demise after looking down at his feet..... and in a similar fashion the story ends.

It is almost as if Harry was on a high, furiously building up a well paced and entertaining book in one legnthy writing session and then realising the submission deadline is ten minutes away and thus knocking out the final chapter.