Our Kind of Traitor
Publish date: May 31st 2011
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
(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...
Our kind of Traitor starts with a young couple on holiday in Antigua, who are introduced by the resident tennis pro to a man called Dima. Little do they know that a random (or is it?) acquaintance at a tennis court will change their lives. The next thing we know is that the couple is being interview...
Definitely more 3.5/5 stars than 3. This was my first [a:John le Carré|1411964|John le Carré|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1234571122p2/1411964.jpg], and I plan on making it the first of many.
Loved this one. My only other Le Carré to date is "Spy Who Came Into the Cold", which it took me a while to settle into, until I realized that no-one (including the narrative voice) was to be trusted. In this one, we are given a pair of outsiders, not unsophisticated but definitely naive, as our way...
I love le Carré, the writing is excellent, well-drawn characters whom you care about, but I am starting to dread reading his books, as all his recent books seem to end up with the 'baddies' (in this case, corrupt politicians, bankers etc..) getting the upper hand. Not being a conspiracy theorist my...
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