Friday, February 08, 2008

Critic's chart: political thrillers

In 2007 Barry Forshaw, author of The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction, named a "critic's chart" of "six American noir masters" for the London Times.

Now he's named his top political thrillers for the paper.

One title on his list:
The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon

This sardonic classic is equally unsparing of US McCarthyism and Chinese communist brainwashing.
Read more about Forshaw's list.

See Forshaw's "critic's chart" of "six American noir masters."

--Marshal Zeringue