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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.
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 6 days ago by L. Pease
Vividly evokes Hong Kong during the seventies, as Jerry Westerby goes after a Soviet Russian paymaster. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Devaki Khanna
"The Honourable Schoolboy" is the middle novel of the "Karla trilogy". Unlike its predecessor "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", the story follows a split focus of Smiley in London and... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Adam Connor
Amazing novel. Long and typical dense plotting from Le Carre, but well worth the effort to get into.Published 24 days ago by John B. Sorrell
This is my favorite George Smiley novel. The plot is both thoughtful and engaging and the characters both sympathetic andengrossing. Well worth the read.Published 27 days ago by Pahrumpian
This is a book about loneliness, as much as it is about espionage. The characters are captivating; and their development in this story is, in my opinion, le Carré at his... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Perry Miller
Le Carre's Smiley series is incomparable…characters, locations, complexity. My eighth read, and still transports me to Hong Kong (without need of airfare)Published 1 month ago by TPrinslow
I Enjoyed this follow up to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. This is not as well done as the other book.Published 1 month ago by Russell Hamilton
The Karla Trilogy is not a true trilogy but a marketing spin and this book proves it in more ways than one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by NJ