The Prisoner by Thomas M. Disch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
For those who don’t know, this is the book based on the British TV series from the sixties starring Patrick McGoohan, and just like the TV show it’s a mishmash of sci-fi, spy thriller and psychological thriller. It’s also quite surreal in places.
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Call for the Dead by John le Carré
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
John le Carré is probably best known for his cold war spy novels, particularly Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, but his career started with Call For The Dead. This is the book that introduces us to George Smiley, le Carré’s protagonist for many of his earlier novels, and unlike later novels such as the aforementioned The Spy Who Came In From The Cold this book is less of a spy novel and more of a mystery thriller.
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