The Looking Glass War
Publish date: February 28th 1998
Edition language: English
Series: George Smiley (#4)
I enjoyed this book but it did confirm my opinion that le Carre is an overrated writer. I pretty much new how the book was going to turn out from almost the beginning. Le Carre, at least in the novels that I have read, perhaps it is different with his later stuff, becomes predictable once you are ...
Another excellent production by the BBC of a John le Carre Smiley novel. The question is, of course, who is the enemy? The other country or something else? Well acted audio production. Well worth a listen.
While the rebuke of bureaucratic squabbling and in-fighting is especially timely in today's world, the spy part of the novel suffers a bit. Yes, it was good to see an example of spies failing - not in a funny way but in a deadly way - but the book is probably 60 pages too long. Had it run the leng...
Tale of the Cold War and inter-agency rivalry. Started great but the middle bogged down a bit. Always a treat to listen to Frank Muller narrate.
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