Friday, September 22, 2006

Spies redux

William Boyd at the Guardian on the psychology of the double agent. It's a nice piece, ruminative rather than essayistic and more thoughtful and perceptive than this sort of short journalistic bit usually ends up being (there is a tendency for these things to become too pat; Boyd resists). I really am looking forward to Boyd's new novel Restless (oh, good, I see it is already available at Amazon though not officially pub'd till October--but I must wait to buy it until I've read some of the things I've already got lying around, including today's exciting arrival).


  1. Thanks for the link to the Boyd article. I've been impressed by the various bits of his non-fiction that I've come across, especially his pieces on the short story form. And, as a huge fan of his fiction, I'm very much looking forward to Restless.

  2. I can't wait to hear what you think of the Powers.