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Winnipeg Free PressBlind ambitionWinnipeg Free PressIf you're in the market for an easily digestible thriller to round out a summer of reading, The Blinds offers one fresh option for your consideration. This genre-bending exercise combines elements of futurism, classic western and crime thriller with ...
Posted on 19 August 2017 | 1:13 am
Spy Seal Is a Quirky, Surrealist Take on
GizmodoSpy Seal Is a Quirky, Surrealist Take on Classic Spy StoriesGizmodoHave you ever wondered what would happen if you blended James Bond, Tintin, and Rupert the Bear together, and splashed it out into the pages of a comic ...REVIEW: Spy Seal #1 is a Whimsical, Familiar Spy Caper SeriesCBR (blog)all 2 news articles »
Posted on 18 August 2017 | 12:02 pm
BBC Orders New Dramas From 'Wolf Hall'
VarietyBBC Orders New Dramas From 'Wolf Hall' Writer, 'Victoria' Producer ...VarietyThe BBC has commissioned two new eight-part drama series for its flagship channel BBC One, the pubcaster announced Friday. “The Three,” based on a trilogy ...and more »
Posted on 18 August 2017 | 7:16 am
Sunday Reading: John Le Carré's A Small
The Z ReviewSunday Reading: John Le Carré's A Small Town In GermanyThe Z ReviewIn 1968, John Le Carré was nobody very much. He had done well with The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, but was not well known. The book had at least allowed him to hang up his hated job as a spy for MI6, the Secret Intelligence Service, working some ...and more »
Posted on 13 August 2017 | 1:02 am
John le Carré Goes Back Into the Cold - The
The AtlanticJohn le Carré Goes Back Into the ColdThe AtlanticJohn le Carré's triumph (and consequent burden) is that he created characters and language so evocative of the spy world that they became more real in readers' minds than real people or events. This happens occasionally with books or movies: Our images ...
Posted on 8 August 2017 | 3:00 am
'No Escape' amps the action and keeps the
John le Carre
“No Escape” stars Owen Wilson as an American businessman relocated to an unnamed Southeast Asian country with his family just as a bloody coup d’état erupts. Directed and co-written by John Erick Dowdle, the film is obviously meant to cash in on ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 2:24 am
Sean Connery’s birthday: 85 facts about
57: He played on the first golf course in the Soviet Union in 1989 while filming John Le Carre’s The Russia House. The Moscow City Club had nine fairways constructed around high-rise tenements. 58: He met Moroccan artist Micheline Roquebrune at a golf ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:47 pm
The top 25 secret agents in film
Unlike the movies adapted from the novels by John le Carre or Len Deighton, Bond deals with the seductive fantasy of spy craft rather than the mundane, soul-sapping reality. But therein lies Bond's almost universal appeal: 007's stock in trade may be death ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:10 pm
There is a special place for all the people in the world who love a well realised thriller. I’m speaking about those of us who adore something along the lines of a John Le Carré novel that has been translated into film, preferably in the style of Jean ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:42 pm
Book review: Mai Jia’s In the Dark shines
For a purveyor of crime and espionage fiction, it seems fitting that Mai Jia should be so difficult to sum up and pin down. Some critics have called him China’s answer to John le Carré. Others, in what is surely a backhanded compliment, hail him as ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 7:17 pm