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John le Carré
John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy: Tinke, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honorable Schoolboy, and Smiley's People. His novels include The Little Drummer Girl, A... show more
John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy: Tinke, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honorable Schoolboy, and Smiley's People. His novels include The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Our Game, The Taileor of Panama, and Single & Single. John le Carre lives in Cornwall.
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Birth date: 1931-10-19
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pareidolia
pareidolia rated it 1 month ago
Then nothing happened for five weeks. That‘s how reading this book felt like; except that actually a lot of things happen, but they just go on and on and on… Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was confined to English offices and the British soil. In The Honourable Schoolboy, le Carré sends his readers...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 months ago
(original review, 2010)About a third of the way through “Our Kind of Traitor”, I sat back and reflected on the elegance of the prose and the grace and ease with which the narrative moved back and forth through time, and two words came inescapably to mind: Joseph Conrad. I can't believe, after all th...
pareidolia
pareidolia rated it 3 months ago
John le Carré has crafted a spy-thriller that gains its thrill exclusively from a psychological battle of wits between its main characters. Instead of action, stirred Martinis and shaken dames, we get George Smiley rifling through old files and interrogating people. Le Carré‘s spies are no glorious ...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 3 months ago
Memorial Day Weekend -- Labor Day 2018 The Books: Fiction Eric Ambler: The Mask of Dimitrios (new / print) **** Phyllis Bottome: The Lifeline (new / ebook-to-printed-PDF) ***1/2 John le Carré: The Tailor of Panama (revisited on audio, narrated by the author) ****1/2 Agatha Christie: N or M? (revis...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 4 months ago
In London at dead of night, George Smiley, sometime acting Chief of the Circus (aka the British Secret Service), is summoned from his lonely bed by news of the murder of an ex-agent. Lured back to active service, Smiley skillfully maneuvers his people -- the no-men of no-man's land -- into crisscros...
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