Here's Trump Jr. Talking Russia with Jake
John le Carre
Esquire.comHere's Trump Jr. Talking Russia with Jake Tapper 2 Weeks After His Big MeetingEsquire.comThings only got worse Monday night for Donald Trump, Jr, the business card aficionado who now finds himself at the center of our national John Le Carré novel. The New York Times reported this weekend that Junior took a meeting in June 2016 with a ...and more »
Posted on 11 July 2017 | 6:52 am
Bertelsmann acquires another 22% stake in
Bertelsmann acquires another 22% stake in Penguin Random House, owns 75% of book groupTalking New MediaBertelsmann acquires the American publisher Random House, with an author roster including Truman Capote, John Irving, Philip Roth, John Le Carré, Michael Crichton, Salman Rushdie, Anne Rice, and Margaret Atwood. The group is merged with Bantam ...and more »
Posted on 11 July 2017 | 5:22 am
Yuri Drozdov, Soviet Superspy Who Planted
New York TimesYuri Drozdov, Soviet Superspy Who Planted 'Illegals' in Other ...New York TimesYuri I. Drozdov masterminded a network of K.G.B. agents who were planted in other countries disguised as residents and lived there while making contacts and ...and more »
Posted on 10 July 2017 | 7:05 pm
Another dead horse, another beating -
Washington TimesAnother dead horse, another beatingWashington TimesBut with smoke like that — a Russian spy named “Natalia” with an unpronounceable surname is all John le Carre would need to spin a dark tale of intrigue, with or without microfilm in a hollowed-out watermelon. Who needs fire? Mr. Trump, junior not ...and more »
Posted on 10 July 2017 | 6:41 pm
The Times Daily Quiz - The Times
The TimesThe Times Daily QuizThe Times6 Which John le Carré debut novel was filmed as The Deadly Affair (1966) by Sidney Lumet? 7 Founded in 1812, Westley Richards is a British maker of which products? 8 Which Bavarian city's U-Bahn — opened in 1972 — is Germany's newest metro system ...
Posted on 10 July 2017 | 4:09 pm
'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