I read to escape and to learn. I like science fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers and adventure stories.
Alan Furst is an elegant writer. Despite jumping around Europe and flashing back and forth between several characters, the narrative never lost my interest. I believe Night Soldiers is one of the first in a series of many, excellent espionage books, written by Alan Furst, set leading up to and during the second world war. The feeling of authenticity and historical detail is fantastic. I have read a few of his more recent books and am now starting back at the beginning to read them in order.