The Honourable Schoolboy (Smiley Versus Karla, #2)
As the fall of Saigon looms, master spy George Smiley must outmaneuver his Soviet counterpart on a battlefield that neither can afford to lose. The mole has been eliminated, but the damage wrought has brought the British Secret Service to its knees. Given charge of the gravely compromised... show more
As the fall of Saigon looms, master spy George Smiley must outmaneuver his Soviet counterpart on a battlefield that neither can afford to lose. The mole has been eliminated, but the damage wrought has brought the British Secret Service to its knees. Given charge of the gravely compromised Circus, George Smiley embarks on a campaign to uncover what Moscow Centre most wants to hide. When the trail goes cold at a Hong Kong gold seam, Smiley dispatches Gerald Westerby to shake the money tree. A part-time operative with cover as a philandering journalist, Westerby insinuates himself into a war-torn world where allegiances-and lives-are bought and sold. Brilliantly plotted and morally complex, The Honourable Schoolboy, is the second installment of John le Carré's renowned Karla trilogy, and a riveting portrayal of post-colonial espionage.
Publish date: June 7th 2011
Pages no: 606
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: The Karla Trilogy (#2)
AcknowledgmentsMap--The Honourable Schoolboy
This was a bit of a mixed bag for me. I loved the writing, the setting, and the overall atmosphere but the plot was not the tightest and at times I wondered how it would all come together in the end. I listened to the audio version which was read byMichael Jayston who did an excellent job.
bookshelves: winter20092010, spies, published-1977, play-dramatisation, mystery-thriller, fraudio, adventure Read from January 25 to February 08, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** Set against the backdrop of the war in Indochina in 1975, spymaster George Smiley uncovers a trail of Russian money leading t...
Another good production by the Smiley Players. This radio drama more than a straight forward audio book. The cast is great, especially Simon Russell Beale who plays Smiley. It is more of morality tales that will make you think. If you like Dowton Abbey, you might want to check this out as Hugh B...
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a tough act to follow, but I must admit I was expecting more. At first, I thought that’s exactly what I was getting but then the mind-numbing second third happened and I was lost in a way I never was in Tinker Tailor. I still don’t have a clear understanding of what happ...