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Found this 2003 novel in my bookcase, unread. Reading it in 2016-- with Europe trying to stem or at least control an unprecedented stream of asylum seekers from e.g. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Alfred J. Kwak
Couldn't believe that this is Le Carre. I made it halfway through and threw in the towel. Directionless, senseless, and downright boring. He's lost his touch.... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Despite the great detail given about their pasts to explain their views and choices, I never developed much empathy for either of the main characters. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Thomas V. Wilson
I could not finish it. I got bored which is rare with this author who has written magnificent books about international intriguePublished 21 days ago by Monique V. King MD
When John le Carre is on song, he writes beautifully and in "Absolute Friends" he produces dialogue and narrative of the highest class. Read morePublished 1 month ago by keetmom
John is so anti American. The villain that did our hero in worked for oil company (what else?) and arms manufacturers.Published 2 months ago by Eleanor Feldmann
Even the author's outstanding writing cannot overcome the constant intrusion of his over-politicized opinions. More an editorial than a novel.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Le Carre writes a good story, but if there were a parallel writer on the right who wrote a book like this, he would (rightly) be castigated as a throwback to the John Birch... Read morePublished 3 months ago by marymorstan