in from the heat and the cold

today is our last day at the beach. i’m spending it inside because i’ve managed to avoid getting crispy to this point and don’t want to chance it. nice tans are for march, not september.

over the past two days i read John Le Carre’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. It was a very quick and enjoyable read. I’d rather have a few well-developed characters and a complicated plot than too many characters and a shallow storyline. This novel delivered on both counts. The ending was satisfying, but not gratifying; reasonable without being too predictable. Both the story, and the telling of the story, were top notch.