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Alan Furst

Midnight in Europe: Book Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
Peter Clothier

From bright cafés to sultry brothels and bleak hotel rooms, from rumbling trains to -- in this case -- rusty tubs fighting roaring seas, he creates a compelling world populated by diplomats and spies, dangerous enchantresses and jaded aristocrats, all on the make in one way or another, all engaged in the battle for survival in a world that is rapidly falling apart.

The Resistance Man: A Talk With Martin Walker

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Martin Walker is a senior fellow of a private think tank for CEOs of major corporations. He is also editor-in-chief emeritus and international affa...

Human Smoke and Nazis: The Good, the Bad and the Annoying

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

Human Smoke is chock-full of small, often powerful but unrelated scenes. What you get is a Jackson Pollack painting in audio: a lot of vivid colors and absolutely no shape to any of it. It's a helter-skelter of disjointed events and it's up to us to connect the dots.

Maureen Ryan

David Tennant on 'Doctor Who' And His Sexy New Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.04.2013 | TV

David Tennant has traveled far from the TARDIS. In the two-part miniseries "Spies of Warsaw" (9 p.m. ET Wednesday, BBC America), Tennant has left ...

Kids Have Summer Reading Lists. Here's One For Adults. [But With No Book Reports Due In September]

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.28.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

A friend suggested I pull together a reading list for the summer. I had a hard time taking her seriously. She's one of the smartest, best-read people ...

'Mission to Paris' Proves Alan Furst Is the Master of Espionage Fiction

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.18.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

If you have a deadline looming or even a busy week, the absolute last thing you want to do is crack open Mission to Paris and think you're going to read just a chapter, because you're not.

Ten Great Books You Won't Find On Every List This Holiday Season

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

If your friends and family know that you're a big-time reader, you're surely going to get books for the holidays. And if they don't know you well, y...

25 Novels You Can Read on a Beach Without Embarrassing Yourself (PHOTOS, POLL)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

This summer, I'm thinking Reading Lite. An iced drink, (make mine an Arnold Palmer). A cool breeze. A careful application of sunscreen. A thin book, so I can get through it and still grab some zzzs. Books like these.

Could Alan Furst's 'Spies of the Balkans' Be His Best Thriller Yet?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

As more readers discover Furst, vast sections of the intelligentsia can be found sitting quietly, their lunch sandwiches going stale, children neglected, pages turning, turning, to the satisfying conclusion.

Father's Day Gift Ideas: 10 Father's Day Books He'd Never Get For Himself (But He'll Love) (PHOTOS, POLL)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Let's give Dad a book that no one else in his crowd is getting. A book that will put ideas in his head, delight his senses and provide him with something fascinating to say. Like these...

A Sane Holiday Gift Guide: Great Books/CDs/DVDs, Made By People For People, Most Under $20

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jesse Kornbluth

I refuse to contribute to the gloom by suggesting that you scribble gift cards for free backrubs to your loved ones.