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The Cobra

  1. thirdmillenium profile image59
    thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago

    So, have you read it? Frederick Forsyth has again proved why he is the best living writer of intrigue, I think.

    What do you think?

  2. maven101 profile image76
    maven101posted 6 years ago

    Is John le Carre' dead..? Until he is, dead that is, he is the Dean of espionage thrillers...

    I have read everything by Forsyth, " Jackdaws " being my favorite, and I do agree he is heir to that literary mantle when le Carre' passes...

    My absolute favorite writer of intrigue, long since passed, is Eric Ambler...His " Passage of Arms " is one of the most fascinating and ingeniously written  novels I have ever read...

  3. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    "Is John le Carre' dead..?" Tinker Taylor
    Soldier Spy.

  4. maven101 profile image76
    maven101posted 6 years ago

    le Carre' is an iconoclast granting very few interviews, writes every novel by hand, hates typewriters and telephones, and avoids big cities with a passion....His " The Spy who came in from the cold ", " The Night Manager " , and " Smileys Friends " are my favorites...

    I can't comment on Forsyth's " Cobra " but am looking forward to reading it next week...

  5. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy is a case where the film production is as good as the novel,
    produce by BBC.

 
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