Posts Tagged: spies
Monkey’s Paw in Toronto sells random books from a biblio-mat machine.
A manhunt is on for a thief who stole two rare books in New York City.
The last bookstore in Peshawar, Pakistan is closing.
A Dallas, Texas bookstore is tricking people into buying books by making them sound like clickbait....more
It is not so surprising that so many writers have worked in intelligence. Writers create plots; spies uncover them. In a sense, all writers function like spies—observing the people around them, studying character types, becoming flies-on-the-wall for the purpose of their art.
In 1958 Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler discussed each other’s writing in this BBC interview. Being seasoned wordsmiths on the subject, they discuss what makes a British thriller versus an American thriller (apparently “thriller” is an elusive term), heroes and villains and frustrations with bestseller lists....more