Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tulkinghorn's Cloak and Dagger

(anything to break the silence)

Sarah Weinman notes the resurgence of the spy novel -- now essentially historical fiction, easier to pull off seriously than the pulpier and way more right wing timewasters like Brad Thor's 'novels' about Arab terrorists -- building from the rediscovery of Charles McCarry and the more recent work of Alan Furst.

Some good suggestions here. I just ordered the first in a series by Olen Steinhauer, which looks promising. Although they all seem like footnotes to Greenmantle or Ashes and Diamonds, I like Greenmantle and Ashes and Diamonds.

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