Monday, January 06, 2014

Agent Zigzag

With the new year, it's time to read something fun.  OK, WWII was not a lot of fun, but there was this small-time English crook who got caught up by the Germans and decided to become a double-agent, even before he managed to run across someone in German intelligence.  The crook was a very likable guy who took huge chances for the fun of it.  I'd relate more of the story here but it just might keep you from experiencing the fun of saying out loud every couple of pages "I can't believe the nerve of this guy!" in an affectionate manner.  The book is based on a number of sources, including things written by the crook, and since he was a huge liar, you wonder how much is true.  However, in every instance where what he said can be compared to official records of both German and English intelligence, it's a perfect correlation.  He isn't James Bond or Bourne, but when you look up "chutzpah" in the dictionary, this guy's picture should be there alongside the definition.

1 comment:

Becky said...

I want to read this one!! (and I think CB will, too!)