The story takes place during the defining decades of 1917 to 1965. These are not only decades which defined Korea, but also the world as we know it
Count Alexander Rostov has been deemed a “non-person” by a Bolshevik tribunal. He is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol hotel, across from the Kremlin.
This is a short book, a novella, with a lot to say. The interviewer in this book seem to ask questions she cares about, different from other reporters.
Carmela Vasconcelos, an divorcee, gets caught up in the of the Cuban Revolution, joins Lucas, her brother, as they run away from their parents to join Castro.
The book broadens the moral scope of the protagonist, questioning his share of the collective guilt of institutionalized oppression against your own people
A tightly woven fictional story taking place in old-school Russia where Big Brother is everywhere and a fabricated incriminating charge is just a step away
The fictional story of Harrison William Sheppard, a quite boy of a dull American bureaucrat and a saucy Mexican mother. Sheppard spends his childhood in Mexico
What I found most enjoyable in “The Confirmation” was the inside knowledge on how decisions were made, regardless of the politics of parties (the liberal left are the opposition in this novel). I have not always agreed with the views of the protagonist
The Kill Artist is a well written spy novel, filled with details in all the right places as well as several characters from Silva’s previous novels.