Review posted on January 10 - The Map and the Territory (Michel Houellebecq) 7/10
Review posted on March 3 - The Book of Disquiet (Pessoa) 9\10
Review posted on March 23 - A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Tool) 6/10
Review posted on April 1 - If on a Winters Night a Traveller (Italo Calvino) 7/10
Review posted on April 19 - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers) 8/10
Review posted on April 27 - Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami) 8/10
Could have sworn I read something in February. 🤔
There may be a hread about some of the books in this series but I failed to find any.
David Downing has written seven books featuring John Russell and Effi Koenen.
Zoo Station, Silesian Station, Stetting Station, Potsdam Station, Lehrter Station, Masaryk Station and a prequel Wedding Station.
The series starts in Berlin the days leading up to WWII and continues through the war up to the Berlin blockade.
John is an English journalist with a German ex-wife and son. Effi is a German actress. The stories tell of the compromises and sacrifices the two have to make (together and separately) to survive Nazi Germany, the war and post war intrigues with Soviet and American intelligence services.
I have now read the whole series three or four times. It is easy reading but immensely enjoyable.