Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

I must have downloaded this a while ago, when it was on a 99p deal, and like a lot of such downloads it sat on my Kindle waiting for me to notice it. After my recent disappointment with a book I paid full price for (😶) I started reading with low expectations. But of course, … Continue reading Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

Counterpart — Review

~spoilers~ One of the most haunting films I ever saw was Who?, which was a Cold War movie about a scientist who was injured in a car accident and abducted by the East Germans. Later, he is returned to the West, but has undergone such extensive surgery that the Americans don’t believe he is their … Continue reading Counterpart — Review

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre – Review

Kim Philby was the Charles Foster Kane of spies: a labyrinth without a centre, a simulacrum of a human being, all reflection and no original. You’d think there was nothing new to be said about all this, but this book (and linked documentary) has a fair crack at it. As time goes by, more and more … Continue reading A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre – Review