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The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst 6 8.33%
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett 19 26.39%
The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth 5 6.94%
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré 12 16.67%
The Scavenger's Daughter by Mike McIntyre 6 8.33%
The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian 3 4.17%
Bangkok 8 by John Burdett 3 4.17%
The Firm by John Grisham 7 9.72%
Heat Wave by Richard Castle 10 13.89%
Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry 1 1.39%
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:55 PM   #16
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold sounds pretty interesting, I just wish I could get it as an ebook.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:19 PM   #17
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Who hasn't already read The Firm?

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I haven't, nor have I seen the movie. I may read it one day, but it will not get my vote, at least, not this time around.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:25 AM   #18
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I voted for The Scavenger's daughter. Seems a bit behind in the poll but these are early days..
Other nominations sound similar to what I have already read or have actually read.
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i haven't read the firm and probably never will.
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I'm hoping one wins that I have access to. But I've voted for The Scavenger's Daughter as I want to read this one regardless.
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I'm not going to vote this time. I'll read whatever wins (unless it's The Firm, since I've read it already).
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:59 AM   #22
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold sounds pretty interesting, I just wish I could get it as an ebook.
But it is #3 in a series and chances are very good you won't enjoy it as much without reading #1 & #2.
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But it is #3 in a series and chances are very good you won't enjoy it as much without reading #1 & #2.
Oh, didn't know that. I hate, hate, hate reading a series out of order.
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Oh, didn't know that. I hate, hate, hate reading a series out of order.
I did mention that in the nomination thread and yet it was still nominated. I hope it doesn't win. No way I'll read the first two just to read the third.
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I did mention that in the nomination thread and yet it was still nominated. I hope it doesn't win. No way I'll read the first two just to read the third.


There's a big difference between a second book in a trilogy vs a second book in a series. To me, the latter just means they are related and have the same characters and locations... sort of like Star Trek... you can pick up pretty much any one of them, they are all stand alone books.

So, when you say "series" do you mean this is part of a single story or just same settings and characters?

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is perfectly fine as a stand-alone work. IMO, it's the most (only) readable Le Carré. But it's still pretty dated.
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I read The Spy Who Came In from the Cold many years ago, and thought it was very boring. I couldn't understand why it was so popular! Oh well, different strokes for different folks, and all that!
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I read The Spy Who Came In from the Cold many years ago, and thought it was very boring. I couldn't understand why it was so popular! Oh well, different strokes for different folks, and all that!
I agree. Don't like le Carré in print, and hated the TV series even more. But then I generally don't like cold war fiction anyway.

I'm rooting for The Scavenger's Daughter
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I enjoyed Heat Wave, both as a stand alone story and for its connection with the TV show.
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Is this more "I don't read best sellers" snobbery?

The Firm is a good fun read. The film didn't do it justice. Although, very few films capture all you get out of a book.

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