Carrying on my occasional non-sporting thread, here is another book review...
"The Little Drummer Girl" - John le Carre
"If you ever want to read excellent writing then pick this up. It is exquisite in its detail, character, plot, understanding, and its subject. Forget that it is of another time, you will soon be pulled into the old world.
The writing is of a detail that expands your imagination, and introduces you to the characters so that you believe you regard them exactly as the author imagined / designed them. Smooth seamless prose on another level to most fiction authors I pick up.
I was consumed by the richness of the writing in a way that few books have come close to. "The Little Drummer Girl" was recommended by my father-in-law as a great read. Having never considered reading the author before, I will certainly now look out for more of his considerable catalogue of books on the shelves of other relatives."
PS. these reviews aren't posted in the order that I read them chronologically, this is the last of my old reviews - I have new ones to write and more books to read which will be in the 'right' order.