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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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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 months ago
"The Little Drummer Girl" is the third book that I've abandoned in my "20 for 20 Reading Challenge" to read twenty books that are more than twenty hours long. I've really enjoyed the Le Carré books that I've read so far, all of which post-date "The Little Drummer Girl". This book didn't work for me....
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 3 months ago
Agent Running in the Field, John LeCarre, author and narrator I have always enjoyed Le Carre’s novels. This one is an exception. After listening to half the book with my husband, and struggling to make sense of it, we both agreed, the book was going nowhere. Essentially, it is about an agent working...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 months ago
When I was reading this book, a friend asked me what I thought of it. I said it wasn't as good as the Smiley novels but was better than the Constant Gardener. But that was before I got to the part where he takes shots at Putin and Trump, so I'm not sure how to describe it.There are parts of this boo...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 6 months ago
A gentle, convincing, compelling story of modern spying, filled with real people, surprising twists and scathing assessments of our Brexit Blunder and Trump as Putin's poodle. I recommend listening to John Le Carré narrating "Agent Running In The Field".His measured delivery which captures every n...
Merle
Merle rated it 1 year ago
I hadn’t read any spy genre novels before, but this one came highly recommended and seems to be a classic of the genre. We’ll call it 4 stars for “this seems like a good book, but it isn’t my genre so don’t take my star rating too seriously.”George Smiley is an unsexy but astute official in Britain’...
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