• They don't, as they say, write them like this anymore. You will be entertained, informed, thrilled and dazzled. Long may he, and his creations, live on.

    Jeremy Duns, The Guardian
  • Len Deighton's spy novels are so good they make me sad the Cold War is over.

    Malcolm Gladwell
  • Deighton's fiction has stood the test of time. His habitually acerbic narrative voice still has much to say to contemporary readers ... Now a fresh generation have the chance to sample Deighton's wares as Penguin republishes many of his books.

    Vanessa Thorpe, The Observer
  • The Ipcress File helped change the shape of the espionage thriller ... the prose is still as crisp and fresh as ever ... there is an infectious energy about this book which makes it a joy to read, or re-read.

    Daily Telegraph
  • The self-conscious cool of Deighton's writing has dated in the best way possible ... stone-cold Cold War classic.

    Toby Litt, The Guardian
  • To read it today is like taking a ride in a time machine, so accurate and astute are its evocations of its era ... Deighton knows how to pinch the ephemera that stick in our souls ... Never not a joy to read. It is also a book that changed the way we see the world.

    Peter Millar, The Times
  • A wonderful mixture of the exciting and the amusingly humdrum ... James Bond may be thinner, but so is his dialogue.

    Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph
  • Deighton is a fearless observer of the deceptive human world.

    John Gray, New Statesman
  • A dazzling performance. The verve and energy, the rattle of wit in the dialogue, the side-of-the-mouth comments, the evident pleasure taken in cocking a snook at the British spy story's upper-middle-class tradition - all these made it clear that a writer of remarkable talent in this field had appeared.

    Julian Symons, New York Times Book Review

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