Just finished Tim Powers' Declare. Basically a Cold War spy tale with a supernatural foundation. I picked it up solely based on some positive mentions, and I really enjoyed it. I'm planning to eventually try The Anubis Gates by him, as well.
I just finished listening to an audio of The Anubis Gates
2 days ago, and immediately launched into the audio of The Stress of Her Regard
. Tim's new novel Hide Me Among the Graves
, due out in a month or so, is a quasi-sequel to Stress
, so I'm getting ready.
I love Declare
. I kept having weird flashes of Declare
when I saw Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
a couple weeks back Tim admits that Declare
is his attempt to "do" a John LeCarre-style spy thriller. Except when Powers writes it, it turns out to be about the black, mystical force propping up the Soviet Union.
Powers is simply the best.