If you enjoy old school crime fiction and are looking for an entertaining fast paced read for the weekend, get a copy of Eric Ambler’s Epitaph for a Spy. Written and set in 1938, it casts an unlikely protagonist into the role of spy. Josef Vadassy is a language teacher of Hungarian descent. He is … Continue reading Book Recommendation: Epitaph for a Spy
Last week an article about the bestselling Austrian/German author Daniel Kehlmann caught my eye. Kehlmann is probably best known for Measuring the World (original title: Die Vermessung der Welt) a historical novel / buddy book about mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and geographer Alexander von Humboldt. In his newest book to be released in March, Kehlmann … Continue reading Can a robot write a novel?
So, I have my recreational reading picked out for the upcoming holidays and lockdown number three lasting until January 18 in Austria. I’ve never read a John le Carré novel. Given the praise awarded him in his New York Times obituary earlier this month it seems I have clearly missed something: [His] exquisitely nuanced, intricately … Continue reading Holiday reading