[Dailydave] INFILTRATE book club part 1
dave at immunityinc.com
Mon Jan 2 10:39:35 EST 2012
For those of you traveling to INFILTRATE (in just a few short days!) I
wanted to post a list of books, so you don't end up reading the whole
Stain trilogy, or "The Lucky One" or something like that.
First off, thrillers/spy books:
Robert Baer is a bit political, but he's a very good writer and all his
books are extremely readable. You'll remember him from incoherent movies
(Syriana) that were based on his books, just fictional enough to get
past pre-pub review. All his books are great, and it's even well worth
reading his Amazon reviews.
For a more historical perspective (esp. on Pakistan), this book is quite
interesting. There's a lot of great stuff in here you won't read
On the more fictional side, you can't go wrong with these two:
Nick McDonnal annoyed quite a lot of people by writing well at a very
young age, and An Expensive Education is a fantastic example of the
genre - perfect airplane fodder.
And of course, Alan Furst makes every person who read a Bourne novel
feel like they wasted their time, which they did. His books are all set
back in WWII, and he's a much better writer than the more celebrated
John Le Carre.
Tomorrow I'll do a post of books on the history of various foods, but
even if you aren't coming to INFILTRATE (you'll miss out on the great
TESO/ADM/SYNERGY drinking game!) you could do worse than these books. :>
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