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Friday, April 03, 2009

Request

I overslept today. Which is great, except if you're trying to write recaps. So no recap today. (Or at least right now.)

However, I did discover something while googling my own name compulsively, (I'm like that) and that's that a number of my recaps seem to have exceeded the length requirement for my livejournal feed. I don't know if this affects other feeds but if you haven't seen any posts from me lately, that may be why.

Oh, and can someone recommend me something good and espionage-y? Could be book, tv, movie, comic, so on. I'm just really in the mood for spy hijinx. :-)

10 Comments:

  • At April 03, 2009 12:27 PM, Blogger the HZA said…

    John LeCarre for basic straight up Cold War era espionage. (Smiley's People.)

    Tim Powers for espionage + real 20th century history + djinni. (Declare.)

    Delta Green for espionage + Cthulhu. (Denied To The Enemy.)

    --hza

     
  • At April 03, 2009 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If you want some old fashioned Cold War skulldaggery, mau I suggest the Harry Palmer series?

    They made several films with Michael Caine.

     
  • At April 03, 2009 1:21 PM, Blogger Julia said…

    Comic book/novel: Greg Rucka's Queen & Country

    TV: The Sandbaggers (three seasons)

     
  • At April 03, 2009 2:31 PM, Blogger Centurion said…

    I've been told Three Days of the Condor is a good movie.

     
  • At April 03, 2009 7:19 PM, Blogger pla said…

    I love all of Ross Thomas' novels, but his better ones are mostly about ex-espionage types than ones currently involved in espionage. Seersucker Whipsaw is my favorite, but, for straightforward espionage, maybe start at the beginning with The Cold War Swap?

     
  • At April 03, 2009 8:45 PM, Blogger Your Obedient Serpent said…

    TV: Leverage, on TNT. First season is currently in reruns; second season is starting soon. It's more "caper" than "espionage", but there's still much sneaking around, clever technology, disguises and cover IDs, brawling, and explosions to be had.

     
  • At April 03, 2009 8:48 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Practically anything by Alastair Maclean if you want some good spy/adventure/war stories. "Ice Station Zebra" in particular has a twist at the end, that you might appreciate.

     
  • At April 04, 2009 5:28 AM, Anonymous plok said…

    Three Days Of The Condor is a good movie. But Sally mentioning Ice Station Zebra of course reminds me of Patrick McGoohan, so...

    Secret Agent. There's little better, in my book. I think you can rent 'em.

     
  • At April 04, 2009 7:22 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    Go with Julia's suggestion on Sandbaggers. And then Queen & Country comics. Then more Sandbaggers. Then the Q&C novels. And finish with the final season of hard-core grim and gritty Brit spy action...

     
  • At April 04, 2009 10:58 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    I do love Patrick McGoohan,but I have to say that the movie of Ice Station Zebra was gawdawful. The BOOK is a million times better.

     

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