A Conspiracy of Tall Men by Noah Hawley

A Conspiracy of Tall Men

The debut literary thriller that launched the career of the bestselling author of BEFORE THE FALL and the creator of the show Fargo. Linus Owen is a young professor of conspiracy theory at a small college just outside San Francisco. His marriage is foundering and his wife, Claudia, has gone to Chicago to visit her mother. But if Claudia is in Chicago, how is it that two FBI agents show up at Linus' office and inform him that Claudia has been kill...


Details A Conspiracy of Tall Men

TitleA Conspiracy of Tall Men
ISBN9781538746509
Author
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary, Mystery Thriller
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Reviews A Conspiracy of Tall Men

  • Orsodimondo
    1970-01-01
    ROAD TO NOWHEREA Conspiracy of Tall Men è il titolo originale, e quindi, i lunghi del titolo italiano sono uomini alti.Foto di André ThijssenNoah Hawley è la persona che ha creato la serie Fargo, una delle mie preferite (e il film è probabilmente il mio preferito dei fratelli Cohen). Questa è la ragione che mi ha spinto a leggere questo libro.E ad arrivare fino in fondo: nonostante 400 pagine che sin dall’inizio hanno mostrato più di un p...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    1970-01-01
    Before the Fall is a great book, so I was really looking forward to reading A Conspiracy of Tall Men. However, this book, well, to be honest, I couldn't finish it. Why? Let me explain: I would say that there is 25% story and the rest of the book is filler, details, unnecessary information about characters, both main and those that just show up pretty much to do a cameo. Let me give you an example: Linus, our hero in this book, meets a woman in th...
  • Sally Cartwright
    1970-01-01
    I was quite enjoying this book due to it being an unusual topic: Consoiravy theories are not normally my thing. However despite some good plot twists the ending was very unsatisying - I didn't realise it even was the ending until I turned the page. Disappointing for this reason. Not sure I'd rush to read another....
  • Darlene
    1970-01-01
    An interesting book about government conspiracies. Although I enjoyed Noahs first book more than this Book, this book takes a look at some very plausible conspiracy plots and gives your mind a work out absorbing these theories. Is our government really watching out for best interests or is there something sinister going on. Who do we trust and who do we believe? When the book ends I'm not sure if we are to make our own ending or if there will be ...
  • Leslie Basney
    1970-01-01
    A first book, written about 10 years ago, and republished after last year’s excellent Before the Fall. A disservice to everyone.
  • Teresa
    1970-01-01
    This made no sense to me, what did I read? Reissuing this was a mistake.
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    Noah Hawley is one of my new favorite authors. And this is my third book of his that I have read. The first two were so much better than this one. Although it is evident here that he is a talented writer, his later offerings are so much more finely crafted. Here he tells a good story, but, at times, I felt so bogged down in minute details that I found it hard to continue. I kept losing interest. I believe that this was his first novel. It is a go...
  • Pop Bop
    1970-01-01
    A Well Written, Entertaining, Twisty Conspiracy ThrillerSo, I picked this up in a remainder bin and, before even starting to read it I looked at a few reviews. According to a bunch of them the book is overwritten, padded, wandering, and not nearly as good as the author's later published "Before the Fall". I was tempted to give the book a miss, except that the first page was so clever, deadpan edgy, and assured I had to keep going. Very glad I did...
  • Janie Hickok Siess
    1970-01-01
    It's the end of the 20th century and Y2K is fast approaching. Linus Owen, a young professor of conspiracy theory at a small college just outside San Francisco, and his wife, Claudia, an advertising executive, live in nearby San Rafael. Linus believes that his is a happy marriage and when Claudia goes to Chicago for a few days to visit her mother, he is not suspicious. Until, that is, two FBI agents arrive at his office with news. Claudia has been...
  • Danita L
    1970-01-01
    A Conspiracy of Tall Men was re-issued after the success of Before the Fall and should have just stayed in the background back in 1998. Although the book started wonderfully, with a secondary cast of Roy and Edward that was hilarious, it meandered off with over-lengthy descriptions that seemed to have no other purpose other than to create more pages.The tight paragraphs of Before the Fall were gone and boring sequences became the norm. Sometimes ...
  • Onceinabluemoon
    1970-01-01
    3.5. This started out great, my husband and I were listening in the car, neither of us saying a word for ninety minutes, an excellent sign! I continued on solo but made the fatal mistake of reading reviews. They were brutal... I didn't even know this was written twenty years ago, I thought it was a new release and I was rushing to get it back to the library! I read a review that was a total spoiler with no warning, that deflated all my fun, I hat...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed Before the Fall and thought this was a new book by the author. As soon as I started to read I flipped to the front to see the copyright date (1998) because I could tell it was a first attempt. There were glimmers of the author's later prowess and some thematic similarities to the his recent books too but it was fairly amateur and barely edited. I did like the conspiracy theory angle but it was eerie to read a book about governmen...
  • Martina
    1970-01-01
    Magari sarò stupida, ma io di questo libro non ho veramente capito nulla. Ho capito che c'è una cospirazione, ma non ho capito quale e neanche perché erano così interessati a Linus.La scrittura era anche buona, ma non ho apprezzato il tempo dei verbi e a volte un discorso era lungo più di venti righe e alle 3 io mi ero già persa.Sinceramente se dovessi consigliare questo libro non lo farei neanche con una pistola puntata alla tempia.
  • Janet Foley
    1970-01-01
    Sorry but this is one book that I just could not finish. 200 pages in and it was moving so slowly and jumping between characters with so many different personas that I just lost interest. This is obviously an earlier book than Before the Fall which I enjoyed. It is amazing how quickly technology changes because in this book these people talked about phone booths and no mention of cell phones. How quickly we become used to being able to contact an...
  • Jan Wylde
    1970-01-01
    Boy oh boy. Reading the other reviews (lower ratings) and still will keep my 5 stars. This book kept me up late at night and I did not wish to put it down. Even liked the ending!!! The writing is clever, complete and such a good character study. It's very creative. Anyone wish to bet this is gonna be a good movie?! Even daydreamed about who would play Linus and the nerdy buddies - ohhhh, so much fun!!! Oh, Mr Noah?! How about a sequel? Thank you ...
  • brettlikesbooks
    1970-01-01
    reading a book about a plane crash whilst on a flight is probably not my best idea. however, dear people, i powered through:paranoia & conspiracy theories + convoluted & confusing •“It is at this moment that Linus begins to see the conspiracy...It is clear to Linus now, sitting friendless with just his suitcase in an anonymous bar in a city of 8 million people, that he has been duped, that his whole life has been a lie.”•instagram book re...
  • Ellen
    1970-01-01
    Overall I enjoyed this book, and the plot twists kept me reading late at night. However there were frequent editing errors that I found annoying and disappointing. He’s drinking a Bloody Mary, but orders “another beer”. One minute the wind is “pushing through” his cracked car window and 3 sentences later he’s resting his arm on his open window. Not nearly as good as Before the Fall.
  • Frances
    1970-01-01
    I had forgotten that I even had this book; but discovered it when I was adding Hawley's Before the Fall to my card catalog last year. This book was published in 1998 and is very much a first book, but quite fun. The central character, Linus, is a professor of conspiracy theories at a small college in San Rafael. It is very reminiscent of the X-Files and the Lone Gunmen, which I was very much in-to in 1998 also.
  • Jonathan Kramer
    1970-01-01
    A debut novel, this story is terrific as is the word smith abilities of the author. I couldn't put it down finishing the book in a matter of days. Great characters, subplots and twists and nicely paced too. In some ways it reminded me of the Mel Gibson/Julia Roberts movie minus the wacko character Mel plays. Good stuff all the way to the end
  • Brianna Sowinski
    1970-01-01
    This was a weird one, I like Hawley but this felt like a first book. Entertaining but I would not recommend.
  • Heather
    1970-01-01
    LOVED this! What a scary road trip of a scavenger hunt with conspiracies abounding. I'm not a big connoisseur of conspiracy theories, now I think that's best. Paranoia runs deep here.
  • Craigtator
    1970-01-01
    The FBI is in on it. The CIA is in on it. Big Pharma is in on it. Where’s the Illuminati?
  • Vickir Ihrig
    1970-01-01
    I was looking forward to reading this because I loved Before the Fall, and while I enjoyed the writing and Hawley's use of language, this one was not a winner for me.
  • Wendy
    1970-01-01
    I have enjoyed Noah Hawley’s other books. This was not up to the same standard. In parts it hurt my brain.
  • Megan
    1970-01-01
    An interesting book but very exhausting. I kept thinking I would get sucked in to the conspiracies but it didn’t happen until I was about 3/4 of the done—then I had to finish it.
  • Brittany Hilferty
    1970-01-01
    The writing was excessively verbose and I did not find the story compelling.
  • P R
    1970-01-01
    Very disappointed.
  • Stephen
    1970-01-01
    This is an ARC giveaway in exchange for a fair review. This is one of the best conspiracy thrillers that I've ever read!What do we fear? Who do we fear? Why do we fear?Linus Owen is a professor of conspiracy theory at a college near San Francisco.He feels his marriage to Claudia has become somewhat listless.One day at the school two FBI agents arrive with with news that Claudia's been killed in a plane crash. She was on a flight from New York to ...
  • Anna
    1970-01-01
    I liked the premise of this book, a conspiracy theorist whose own wife was killed in a conspiracy? However the book quickly became a little too far fetched for me and difficult to follow.
  • Charlotte
    1970-01-01
    This book was a struggle for me, although I do like his newer work.