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How to Solve an Enigma

Alan Turing: The Enigma There are two versions of this same cover: the one shown above and the one where Benedict Cumberbatch turns and faces the camera, revealing his character. (Side note: Benedict Cumberbatch is a relative of Alan Turing.) … Continue reading

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Is Smiley (Somewhat) Based on Intrepid?

When asked who he based George Smiley‘s character on, John le CarrĂ© states that he is an amalgam of several people. And for a long time, I accepted that response on face value. Now I’m beginning to wonder…

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Intrepid

A Man Called Intrepid I read this book years and years ago. I bought it recently, again, in order to share it with one of our grandchildren. The story sounds fantastic, and some of the details may have been fabricated … Continue reading

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Father (in) Time has Wrinkles

A Wrinkle in Time According to everyone who read this 1962 bestselling book, this is one of the world’s best. I wouldn’t know, never having been privileged enough to read it. But I saw the movie today with my granddaughter, … Continue reading

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Siri-ously?

    The Real Voice of Siri. Apple first released Siri onto the world stage in 2011. Most other mobile phone manufacturers have followed suit. Even Amazon has joined the fray.     Now, this is exactly what Dan Brown … Continue reading

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Pseudonyms: Unmasking the Actors

Drama: An Actor’s Education John Lithgow’s journey is an interesting read. For the most part, it’s a smorgasbord of show business names, places and projects. It is also a treasure trove of mystery, at least for me. Whenever John has … Continue reading

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Spies: A Legacy of the Cold War

A Legacy of Spies I got this book in the mail yesterday, and I’m already halfway through reading it. It is John le CarrĂ©’s 25th book, but it is the first time that two previous novels have been referenced in … Continue reading

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