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The balance between writing his characters out so well yet keeping the plot going at a good pace.
The novel has Le Carre's usual themes; betrayal, misdirected love and the use of an opponent's human vulnerability against him.
If you have watched the BBC version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, you can actually visualize Jerry Westerby and Sam Collins.
This book rates with his best efforts in Le Carre's
other books. Beautiful writing, exciting plot, great characters.
Hard to follow what the story is about. The final scenes are lame. Nothing like the first two Smiley books. No wonder they never made it into a movie or TV series.Published 29 days ago by Edward
Fun read, perhaps less Smiley focused than some of the other books.Published 1 month ago by Anonymous
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 1 month ago by jc morrison