Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
A Classic Spy Novel with No Heroes or Villains
Off the Shelf
By Yasmin Majeed | Monday,
February 29, 2016
Clear away the fog of the Cold War and what will you see? That’s
what George Smiley and Jim Prideaux, two spies hung out to dry by their
agency, are trying to find out in John Le Carré’s classic spy novel, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
But at times Tinker Tailor
isn’t so much a spy novel as it is a ghost story about men
haunted by the war. READ