As October nears its end, it's time to announce the next month's challenge! At the time of writing this, the leading suggestion is...

Tower of Secrets, by Victor Sheymov, suggested by BESW.

To provide their motivation for suggesting this book:

Tower of Secrets by Victor Sheymov is an autobiographical account of a KGB agent's gradual disillusionment with communism and his eventual defection. It's entertaining simply as a spy thriller, and insightful as a historical document, but Tower is also notable for the storytelling techniques Sheymov uses to help Western readers enter the perspective and mindspace of a KGB operative.

Our reading challenge tradition comes from here. In short, during November, any question asked about Tower of Secrets (and tagged with , , and ) will be considered part of the challenge - go for it!

As usual, we always welcome new challenge ideas in this post.

  • Sorry for late entries. It took a while to find free time to read the book.
    – DVK
    Commented Nov 26, 2017 at 5:43
  • @DVK what happened to your second question? Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 14:22
  • @Gallifreyan - no idea. Mod-deleted? It was about the "third person"
    – DVK
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 23:57
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    @DVK, Gall: It's still up, but I retagged it because it seems to be more about terminology than about Tower of Secrets itself as such.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented Jan 24, 2018 at 0:02

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List of all questions posted as part of the November 2017 Topic Challenge:

It had a score of 3 at the end of the month, with approximately 10 views during the month. No answers were submitted.


  • is this available online, for free, anywhere?
    – Vekzhivi
    Commented Nov 8, 2017 at 16:50
  • @Vekzhivi - not from a Jedi.
    – DVK
    Commented Nov 26, 2017 at 12:46

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