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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.
great Le Carre yarn. Loved the HK setting (for a lot of the book).Published 11 days ago by Brandon G. Butler
This second volume of the "Karla" trilogy is much more filled with action and sympathetic characters -- especially the character of the title -- than tinker tailor. Read morePublished 13 days ago by William Turner
I have been reading the Smiley series and this is the best so far. The Spy Who Came in From The Cold probably put le Carre on the map, but Tinker, Tailor,etc was better. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Patrick D. Parker
After reading the masterfully written Tinker Tailor, I was very excited to read further into the series. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ethan Sargeant
A nice book, a few to many twists, but still a very nice book.Published 3 months ago by Saga Jonsson
This book rates with his best efforts in Le Carre's
other books. Beautiful writing, exciting plot, great characters.