Call for the Dead
John le Carré classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him -- and his hero, British Secret Service Agent George Smiley, who is introduced in this, his first novel -- unprecedented... show more
John le Carré classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him -- and his hero, British Secret Service Agent George Smiley, who is introduced in this, his first novel -- unprecedented worldwide acclaim.
George Smiley had liked Samuel Fennan, and now Fennan was dead from an apparent suicide. But why? Fennan, a Foreign Office man, had been under investigation for alleged Communist Party activities, but Smiley had made it clear that the investigation -- little more than a routine security check -- was over and that the file on Fennan could be closed. The very next day, Fennan was found dead with a note by his body saying his career was finished and he couldn't go on. Smiley was puzzled...
Publish date: 2002-01-29
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: George Smiley (#1)
I had been meaning to read John le Carre for quite some time, and decided that my week on vacation was the perfect place to start. This is the first book in the George Smiley series that many people I follow on these sites rave about. I enjoyed this first novel and its simplicity. It basically fo...
A wonderful, Cold-War spy tale and my first foray into the work of John le Carré. I'm so impressed with his impeccable prose and can't wait to begin another of his work in the near future.
It's good enough for someone's first novel. but i have to read another novels by le Carré.first pages were a little slow, but it got better in middle of the book. worth for reading
3.5 starsSimplistic and straightforward, especially compared to [b:The Secret Pilgrim|46462|The Secret Pilgrim (George Smiley, #8)|John le Carré|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1170330461s/46462.jpg|876061], which is the only other John le Carré book I've read. It's espionage mixed with ...
In Call for the Dead, we’re introduced to the British Secret Service’s George Smiley in the inimitable, clever style of John Le Carre. The author’s Berne University and Oxford education come to the fore on the vehicle of his prose: the learned thriller.From the moment the rather anti-Bondian Smiley ...