Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
London Spy
#7
David Guyatt Wrote:It's interesting that the writer of the show, Tom Rob Smith says it is NOT modelled on Gareth Williams. But it very obviously is and I don't believe him. I suspect he is just avoiding any legal problems or harm to the family in saying this.

Funnily enough it was the author who put me off watching this, as I have serious doubts about his personal agenda. Smith's Leo Demidov trilogy (Child 44 etc) is utter drivel, not only do they fail on a basic level as crime/political thrillers but their main function seems to be to perpetuate the same anti-Russian propaganda that appears in so much contemporary popular culture. I'm not in any way naive as to the excesses of the Stalinist-era, but this goes much further; the protagonist's journey (by way of a guided tour around the USSR's worst aspects) from gullible party member and supporter of the revolution, to pragmatist and anti-communist is very calculated. As is the way that the state is shown to have created a monster it is unwilling to confront or even acknowledge.

Given the novels' unprecedented success, I've often wondered if their author was being given some sort of 'push'.
Reply


Messages In This Thread
London Spy - by David Guyatt - 30-11-2015, 10:50 PM
London Spy - by Magda Hassan - 30-11-2015, 11:26 PM
London Spy - by Peter Lemkin - 01-12-2015, 04:20 AM
London Spy - by David Guyatt - 01-12-2015, 09:17 AM
London Spy - by Peter Lemkin - 01-12-2015, 10:21 AM
London Spy - by David Guyatt - 01-12-2015, 06:06 PM
London Spy - by Matthew Hewitt - 02-12-2015, 01:45 PM

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Movie about the great Bill Hicks debuts in London October 23 0 4,155 Less than 1 minute ago
Last Post:
  London Officials To Erase Banksy’s Latest ‘Olympic’ Street Art Magda Hassan 0 2,039 Less than 1 minute ago
Last Post:
  London Officials To Erase Banksy’s Latest ‘Olympic’ Street Art Magda Hassan 0 6,701 Less than 1 minute ago
Last Post:

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)