Book review: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, by John Le Carre, 1963

I read ‘The Spy Who Came in From the Cold’, as a standalone novel, without realising that it is to all intents and purposes a sequel to A Call for the Dead, Le Carre’s 1961 debut novel. Reading the novels out of sequence meant that the central plot twist here – which I won’t giveContinue reading “Book review: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, by John Le Carre, 1963”

Book review: Lords and Ladies (Discworld 14) by Sir Terry Pratchett, 1992

“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded”. I suspect most readers would identify this as something Douglas Adams wrote, rather than his successor in genius, Sir Terry Pratchett.  It sets the tone for this wonderful novel. But perhaps I shouldn’t use this term, because as Lords and Ladies points out “Elves are wonderful. They provokeContinue reading “Book review: Lords and Ladies (Discworld 14) by Sir Terry Pratchett, 1992”