Friday, February 11, 2011

Alex Berenson's five favorite books on Americans abroad

Alex Berenson is the author of five John Wells novels, including the recently released The Secret Soldier, and one work of non-fiction, The Number.

In 2007 he applied the Page 69 Test to The Faithful Spy.

At The Daily Beast, Berenson named his five favorite books about Americans abroad.

One novel on his list:
The Quiet American

I've already mentioned it. But just in case you haven't read it—do. This 1955 book transcended the espionage genre to become one of the great novels of the 20th century. And Greene predicted the American failure in Vietnam more than a decade before it happened.
Read about another book on Berenson's list.

The Quiet American
is among Charles Glass' five best books on Americans abroad, Robert McCrum's books to inspire busy public figures, Malcolm Pryce's top ten expatriate tales, Catherine Sampson's top ten Asian crime fiction, and Pauline Melville's top 10 revolutionary tales.

--Marshal Zeringue