Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Book Recommendation - Legends

What happens when memories are manufactured instead of experienced? How do you cope with the need to be different people at different times? Can you remain sane, or does your brain melt under the pressure?

Robert Littell has written another great book covering the life of a spy. Set in the time of Gorbachov, the book wanders all over the world as the protagonist is revealed layer by layer. There is the usual attention to detail, with scrupulously accurate descriptions of places and tradecraft.

Unusually, there is a much more interesting angle as Littell tackles the psychological price paid by someone who must dissemble as a profession.

Great read.

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