Friday, April 22, 2016

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

Top 10 CIA Novels

8 comments:

Don Coffin said...

I'm rather fond of Six Days of the Condor, myself. (Also made a helluva movie.) [If we extend this to CIA movies, Redford's Spy Game (2001) was also excellent.]

Steve Oerkfitz said...

No Charles McCarry or Robert Little? Lot of mediocre writers here-Flynn, Clancy and Ludlum.

Bill Crider said...

I agree, Steve. I don't care for the three you mentioned.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I feel the same. My mother liked Flynn and Baldacci, but I don't read them, or Clancy for that matter.

McCarry needs to be on the list.

Patrick Murtha said...

Robert Littell's "The Company"? Norman Mailer's "Harlot's Ghost"?

Randy Clark said...

At least this is not as bad as other recent "Best Lists" from the Strand, which have ignored significant books and characters and listed others that were wildly inappropriate in an apparent attempt to be edgy.

Anders E said...

No Ross Thomas? Or didn't he write specifically about the CIA?

Bill Crider said...

There are some who say he worked for the CIA, but I'm not sure he ever mentioned it specifically. My memory is shot.