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on 4 July 2007
A recent unsuccessful quest for Len Deighton novels, in several large chain bookstores, reminded me what a crucial service Amazon provides to the book-buying public nowadays. While bookstores squeeze publishers' margins in return for promoting second-rate titles, the quality books are left languishing in the back of the store or not stocked at all. Like several other reviewers here, I am re-reading the Bernard Samson series, and will undoubtedly do so again. With Russian emigrés being assassinated in London, the suppression of Russia's free press, and economic blackmail of former Eastern Bloc states, the cold-war genre is suddenly relevant again. My wife does not even like spy fiction, but could not put this series down until reading all three trilogies. We are now planning a trip to Berlin to identify all the locations we have read about! The genius of Len Deighton is that his novels are compulsive page-turners, with more ingenious plots and better characterizations than Le Carré's, but without the heavy intellectual style.
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