Alan Furst’s Dark Star

Dark Star is the first Alan Furst book she’s ever read, and it’s a mighty good one.

By 1917, when he was 20 years old and had attended three years of university in Cracow, he was a confirmed writer of stories, one of many who came from Odessa — it had something to do with seaports: strange languages, exotic travelers, night bells in the harbor, waves pounding into foam on the rocks and always distance, horizon, the line where sky met water, and just beyond your vision people were doing things you couldn’t imagine.–  p. 56, Dark Star

Is there such a thing as a lyrical spy story? This must be a first. At least in self’s reading life.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

2 Comments

  1. Thom Hickey said,

    September 7, 2014 at 6:16 am

    This is a marvellous interconnected series! Regards Thom.

  2. September 7, 2014 at 6:27 am

    More than thrilled to find that DARK STAR is part of a series. Furst’s Sraza = Mankell’s Wallander? I’m so THERE.


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