On Episode 61 of the Spybrary Spy Podcast, Shane and Karl talk about the recently released book from Geoff Dyer titled ‘Broadsword Calling Danny Boy’ on Where Eagles Dare. In this no holds barred discussion two well read spy fans give you their assessment of the book.
In the interest of being balanced please do check out Mike Ripley’s latest column ‘Getting Away With Murder‘ where he writes about Broadsword Calling Danny Boy and also check out his thoughts in the comments below.
Karl Gunner Øen becomes the first Norwegian spy fan to join us on the Spybrary Spy Podcast. Karl is an avid reader of spy lit and watcher of spy movies. We talk briefly about spy fiction in Norway as well as the activities of real life Norwegian Spy Catcher Ørnulf Tofte. Please check out this video about the KGB in Oslo. Especially of interest if you have read The Spy and The Traitor by Ben Macintrye as it concerns one Arne Treholt who features in the book.
Karl also talks about the works of Alistair MacLean. Shane admits he has never read any.
Spy Books, Spy Movies and Spy resources referenced on Episode 61 of the Spybrary Spy Podcast
- Broadsword Calling Danny Boy on Where Eagles Dare – Geoff Dyer
- Running Blind – Desmond Bagley
- The Bagley Brief – Recommended Website about Desmond Bagley
- Arctic Patrol Mystery (Hardy Boys) – Franklin W Dixon
- Three Days of the Condor (Movie)
- Six Days of the Condor (Novel) – James Grady
- The Great Escape Movie
- Carl Hamilton Novels
- Jan Guillou
- Spy and The Traitor – Ben Macintyre
- Alistair MacLean
- Maurits Hansen