Daily Archives: August 28, 2011

“Imperium”, by Robert Harris

Not a novel. No characterisation, just a story reasonably well told. But the crux is that Harris doesn’t appear to be trying to make me think, or to tell me anything. He is simply putting into narrative form a story … Continue reading

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“A Most Wanted Man” by John Le CarrĂ©

A 2009 response to the “war on terror”, set in Hamburg amidst the machinations of German, British and American intelligence services. A very good novel – exciting plot, and truly credible and sympathetic characters: makes you grab it at every … Continue reading

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