Time for some escape literature: People often discover "new" authors who have been around for a while. In the past few months, I've been rediscovering some excellent writers whom I once enjoyed but then neglected. They are:
- Eric Ambler. The old master of spy novels. If you've never read him, start with "Coffin for Dimitrios" or "Journey into Fear."
- Gerald Seymour. Another great spy novelist. He wrote "Harry's Game" years ago and probably hasn't written a bad book since. I'll let you know. I've been catching up.
- Tom Sharpe. Politically incorrect humorist. A pleasant change from the usual thin gruel.
- Paul Scott. Author of "The Raj Quartet." Good for slow reading on a winter's night.
- William Faulkner. If his books are too strange, try his short stories. Wow.