One of his six best books, as told to the Daily Express:
MR NORRIS CHANGES TRAINSRead about another entry on Callow's list.
by Christopher Isherwood
Isherwood went to Berlin in 1929 and lived through the rise of the Nazis. He wrote two novels which depict the agonising death throes of the Weimar Republic.
This one introduces us to one of the great comic characters of 20th century, the shady Norris, against a background of rising political horror.