Date: 10 Nov 2002

Pleased to see This Gun getting an airing Miker and very glad that you enjoyed it. It's one of my favourites, and I think the closest that Greene got to HB and, if not Noir it is as atmospheric as most of his works, perhaps Gris? If you like Greene you may well enjoy Le Carre's espionage thrillers. In latter years they have become more self-conciously literary in style, but he is a great writer - The Spy Who Came in From the Cold is an accesible, self contained starting point. How Le Carre has never won the British Booker prize is beyong me. There has been some eyebrow raising in this country that a crime novelist has finally been nominated for a major prize - I forget the details. Stay lovely y'all. Colin

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