Le Carre, Bagley pegged as Kojima influences

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:24 GMT

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Publisher Hayakawa Shobu is running “Books That Made Hideo Kojima Fair” by putting a MGS: Peace Walker slip cover on six of its books. And they are:

Shadow 81 by Lucien Nahum, High Citadel by Desmond Bagley, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre, Duck Call by Inami Itsuva, The Door into Summer by Robert Heinlein and Hothouse by Brian Aldiss.

Read them all. They’re really good. Thanks, Kotaku and Andriasang.

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