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John le Carre's newest novel is superb.
Dead end plot lines dropped in like stale cookies, characters with lame back stories, and an ending visible from early on, these problems and more plague this book.
It took me several weeks to read as I just couldn't get into it and in the end I had to force myself to finish it.
Le Carre' keeps up the quality and his rather unique ways of telling us the story. In this case it is all about unintended spies who just blunder into the job with characteristic... Read morePublished 4 days ago by D. B. Hopkins
NEARLY 1 QUARTER OF BOOK WAS SO HARD TO FOLLOW THAT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHARACTERS NEVER REALLY PULLED TOGETHER. Read morePublished 15 days ago by JEAN C. CARRUS
As a long time LeCarre fan I know a slow buildup can result in a huge payoff and if the ending is off, like in Absolute Friends, well, at least it was well written so the journey... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Old Hawkeye
Le Carre explores the moral swamp inhabited by money launderers, bankers, diplomats and the Russian mafia in the context of the revolving door between government and private... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dennis A. Smith