Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ten must-read novels of the fall

At The Daily Beast, Janice Kaplan named the ten must-read novels of the fall.

One book on the list:
Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre

Most thrillers are quick page-turners, but the masterful John le Carre expects readers to do some work, too. In his latest, Our Kind of Traitor, a money-laundering Russian connects with an English couple on a tennis vacation and the British Secret Service wants to know why. As in the real world of spies, motives aren’t always clear and the ending doesn’t neatly tie up all the ends. As one character thinks, “Half-truths. Quarter-truths. What the world really knows about itself, it doesn’t dare say.”
Read about another novel on the list.

Learn about John le Carré's best books.

--Marshal Zeringue