Robert Dugoni has crafted a thriller with "The Eighth Sister" that echoes the best of classic Russian literature with a hint of John LeCarre
added to the mix.
An adept adaptation of John LeCarre
's slow-burn thriller.
Much about John LeCarre
's complex bestseller, in which ex-soldier Jonathan Pine goes undercover to expose arms dealer Richard Roper, was familiar to Susanne Bier, Oscar-winning director of "In a Better World." "It was very character-driven, and the sense of place is hugely important."
For example, Authority has aspects of my reading of John LeCarre
. I believe that the less that writers think of genre boundaries, the better off they are, even though I totally understand why readers need them.
Favorite Books: A Pirate Looks at Fifty(Jimmy Buffett); Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen); Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (John LeCarre
) First .Job: "In high school, I worked as a unit clerk at Woman's Hospital--I filed a lot"
I mentioned the man I met in Anaheim and got something like a shocked response: "Yes, we work with him." While waving goodbye I told them, "Please tell him hi from me." John LeCarre
himself could not have written this scene better
Should we add Ian Fleming or John LeCarre
to our reading of Cain and Kafka?
Ryan s journey from unlikely vice presidential pick to White House hopeful Romney s bona fide running mate unfolded this past week with the pace and tension of a John LeCarre
James and John LeCarre
, all in versions that don't require recharging.
* Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (15) Steadily paced and shot in muted greys, the adaptation of John LeCarre
's Cold War espionage thriller reps the finest in literate, intelligent, thoughtful filmmaking with a British cast led by Gary Oldman.