Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hey, my mate didn't just get Clooney, he got Stephen King too

It's not always easy when your friends get famous - there was that Morrisey song, wasn't there? - but in Olen Steinhauer's case it is very easy indeed. His novel The Tourist, mentioned before, has now received the Stephen King nod and hat tip:

Here's the best spy novel I've ever read that wasn't written by John le Carré. Milo Weaver is a CIA floater agent — a Tourist. His mission is to track down a brilliant hired killer code-named the Tiger. Milo succeeds, but's that's just the beginning of his problems. It's a complex story of betrayal anchored by a protagonist who's as winning as he is wily.

From King's top seven books for summer.

Thanks to my fellow contemporary nomad for this (Olen is far too modest), John Nadler. And guys...I will be back on the ole CN. Been writing a report on downloading culture, which will soon be published - and shared, I assume.

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