Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Book Review




















My sister Rachel recommended this book to me. I brought it with me to Taiwan. I just finished it. If you are looking for a good read, try this one. It has action, history, and perspective. It wasn't written by an English major, but what it lacks in word technique, it makes up for in personal perspective. If you've ever been curious about communist Russia and the difficult transition away from 70 years of this regime; and if you've ever wanted a little more detail on the real life drama of people engaged in espionage (not just Hollywood drama) and factual clandestine work; and if you have ever wondered what an intelligence officer/agent with LDS beliefs might think about during covert missions; and if you have ever wanted to know why I'm facinated by Russia when you aren't--pick up a copy of "A train to Potevka." It's worth the quick hours you'll spend between its covers.

3 comments:

thack said...

hey...what's the deal with razzing on english majors?

Matthew said...

Hey Joe. I actually know the author of this book personally. I was one of the first people to read the book. It is pretty interesting, I think. By the way, how long are you going to be in Taiwan?

quil said...

until July