Finished Ben Macintyre’s The Spy and the Traitor in the wee hours (Took self 5 days!) and began the next book on her reading list: Wendy M. Li’s Complicit. Very much taken with this novel’s snappy beginning.
MC is teaching film class and the students don’t seem all that mature.
Sample dialogue, pp. 5 – 6:
“Who are some film characters that you really remember? Come on, name a few.”
“James Bond,” someone shouts out.
“Luke Skywalker,” another guy says.
“Robert de Niro in Taxi Driver,” some kid says, and I know he thinks he’s showing off his film knowledge, because he just referenced a movie made before 1980.
“Hannibal Lecter.”— Complicit, by Wendy M. Li