From my list on love and war and describing both battlefields.
Who am I?
I’ve penned (so far) seventeen novels, most set during some historical conflict or other, all of them revolving around intense personal relationships (loyalty, love, betrayal, those sorts of profound truths). I tend to read the sorts of books I wish to write. I also teach creative writing at a university (VCU); I tell my students that if they want to really know what a character is made of, shoot at them or have them fall in love. In my own work, I do both.
David's book list on love and war and describing both battlefields
Why did David love this book?
The Cold War is the war I was born into. No writer has chronicled the competition between superpowers better than LeCarre.
When Alec Leamas falls for Liz, he’s not aware of the depth of his feelings until she’s murdered as a pawn in the great game between Russia and the West. The revenge he seeks and the resolution he acquires are among LeCarre’s best efforts.
I was riveted to every scene.