John LeCarré | Fiction
My credibility as a blogger may be called into question with this post. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold spent 34 weeks on The NY Times bestseller list, and most everyone knows the title, at least. But I didn’t get it. Literally. The first time I understood the story line at all was at the beginning of Chapter 20, “Tribunal” on page 167. The entire book is only 225 pages. I felt no tension, couldn’t figure out who the bad guys and good guys were, and there was no spying in the entire book.
My friend Jan W is on a journey to read all of John LeCarré’s books. I haven't read him, but Jan’s commitment inspired me to try him on for size. It will be a while before I venture into another LeCarré.
I have read everything by Robert Parker (which is why two of my cats are named Spenser and Hawk), and, when much younger, J.D. Salinger and Kurt Vonnegut. Have you intentionally read everything published by a particular author? If so, who?