If you buy all these, you’ll be as poor as me. But happy. Though that generally doesn’t wash with the bank man. Trust me, I’ve tried it.
The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer My rating: 3 of 5 stars I must admit to having been more than a little non-plussed by this one. I did, against my usual better judgement, quickly see a few very good reviews before I read it. So my disappointment was multiplied accordingly. Problem is, the politics down Cairo-way, is so […]
Spies of The Balkans by Alan Furst My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars “So, don’t trust the telephone. Or the newspapers. Or the radio. Or tomorrow.” Spies of the Balkans is a subtle and thoroughly satisfying story of war-time, Second World War-time, set in Greece, in Salonika, in 1940 – the early, confused, months of […]
Victory Square by Olen Steinhauer My rating: 4 of 5 stars What had confused me more than once while reading this and others in the series, is whether the three of them are set in a fictional East European country, or I’ve just missed – or been too stupid to put two and two together, […]
…but. I ordered Bernhard Cornwell’s latest in the (let’s see what they’re calling the series this week) ‘Warrior Chronicles’, The Pagan Lord a good while back. When it was announced I think. I got an email from Amazon last Friday, that they had dispatched the book. It arrived, here in Denmark, Monday morning around 10.00. […]
My fabulous five of the year so far
Not enough. Even in Istanbul.