Friday, August 28, 2009

Top ten books about the Berlin Wall

At the Guardian's books blog, Suzanne Munshower named a top ten list of books which "can provide a better understanding of the geography of, the history behind and the collateral damage caused by this monument to humankind's perversity."

One novel on the list:
It's this pre-Wall yet segregated city that takes centre stage in The Innocent, its disconnection as much a character as the novel's young English protagonist. Starting from the true story of a joint CIA-MI6 surveillance project, Ian McEwan has written an edge-of-the-seat espionage story that's also a searing tale of lost innocence and the untrustworthiness of naivete. His Berlin is both corrupted and corrupting, west as well as east.
Read the complete blog entry.

--Marshal Zeringue