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If you have watched the BBC version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, you can actually visualize Jerry Westerby and Sam Collins.
Part of the pleasure of a good LeCarre is the remarkable depth of his characters -the feeling that one is dealing with real people with all their faults and strengths.
The novel has Le Carre's usual themes; betrayal, misdirected love and the use of an opponent's human vulnerability against him.
his stories are so much more than truth and consequences... the emotional cost of war and conquest are so craftfully left on all sides of the conflicts, as well as the inevitable... Read morePublished 6 days ago by jc morrison
Very good. What surprised me is that portions of this are very funny. I mean laugh out loud. Nothing I expected from le Carre.Published 24 days ago by Robert W. Parker
I recommend a character chart to keep track of all the moving parts. This is classic le Carre - clever and cluttered with obscure references and code words that challenge the... Read morePublished 27 days ago by John Maupin
Wordy is not unusual for this author but this time it is really a little bit long. One of the reasons I like Le Carre is his writing. And he is a great story teller! Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Pease
Vividly evokes Hong Kong during the seventies, as Jerry Westerby goes after a Soviet Russian paymaster. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Devaki Khanna