Friday, March 4, 2011

The End of the Cold War

So this whole Mrs. Pollifax kick was started off by a friend of mine and as she gave me a couple to borrow she said something interesting.

The end of the Cold War was a tragedy for writers of spy novels.

And while I see her point, I can't decide if I agree.

On the one hand, yes, you don't have the same spy/espionage set-up without the Cold War.  But there are still plenty of CIA-ish thrillers being written, right?

The Russians are being replaced by terrorists, but is that a reasonable comparison?

So basically, I want to know what you think.  Because my brain has turned to mush.  And because I'm curious.  And because really, I don't remember the Cold War.

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