I thought I'd actually wait until the year was over (2014, just in case you...) before putting my heads together and seeing what I'd read that was worthy of The Speesh Golden Bookmark* for best book/read I read in 2014. As usual, I don't seem to have read any of other places' 'Books of the Year.' Partly … Continue reading If it's 2015, it must be time for – Book of the Year 2014!
A Colder War by Charles Cumming My rating: 5 of 5 stars I couldn’t have enjoyed this book any more if I’d tried. Believe me. If you’ve ever been a fan of, or even ever heard someone say they’ve been a fan of the classic Spy Fiction writers, then this is for you - and … Continue reading Review: A Colder War
I thoroughly enjoyed - and I think you will too - The Whitehall Mandarin, by Edward Wilson. It really is an unfairly good book and a tremendously thrilling read to boot. Its story and themes span a tumultuous decade, the '60's and weave themselves in and out of many of that decades' pivotal moments. And, amazingly … Continue reading Further reading based on my The Whitehall Mandarin review – if you're interested, that is
Couldn't have been more impressed if it had fallen off the shelf onto my toe!