Robert Harris

Robert Harris is a British author and former journalist. He was born on March 7, 1957, in Nottingham, England. Harris is known for his historical fiction and suspense novels, many of which have been bestsellers. His works often revolve around events from history, politics, and war, and he has a particular interest in Ancient Rome and World War II. Notable books by Harris include 'Fatherland', 'Enigma', 'Archangel', 'Pompeii', 'Imperium', 'The Ghost', which was adapted into a film as 'The Ghost Writer', and 'Munich'. His writing is praised for its research, attention to detail, and ability to weave fact with fiction in a compelling narrative.


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  1. 1. Fatherland

    Set in an alternate history where Nazi Germany won World War II, the novel follows a German detective who uncovers a vast conspiracy while investigating a murder. As he delves deeper into the case, he realizes that the government is hiding a monumental secret that could shake the very foundations of the Reich. His pursuit of the truth leads him into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the state's oppressive security forces, challenging his loyalty to the regime and forcing him to confront the moral complexities of a world dominated by fascism.

    The 1775th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Enigma

    This gripping novel is set during the heart of World War II, focusing on the intense and secretive efforts of Bletchley Park's codebreakers in Britain. The story revolves around a brilliant but troubled mathematician who is drawn into a web of espionage, personal betrayal, and moral ambiguity as he races against time to crack the Nazis' seemingly unbreakable Enigma code. With the fate of the war hanging in the balance, his work becomes a desperate bid to turn the tide of conflict and save countless lives. The narrative masterfully blends historical fact with fiction, offering a thrilling insight into one of the war's most clandestine battles—the battle of wits and intelligence.

    The 6132nd Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. The Ghost

    "The Ghost" is a suspenseful political thriller that revolves around a ghostwriter who is hired to finish the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister. As he delves into the politician's life, he uncovers secrets that put his own life in danger. The book explores themes of power, corruption, and the blurred lines between truth and fiction in a world of political spin.

    The 10865th Greatest Book of All Time