The Mission Song
Publish date: August 1st 2008
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
This book took a very long time to develop, but that's typical of John le Carre, isn't it? When the psychological state of the protagonist is the most important driving factor, it takes time to build to that point of action. But even when you reach that point in The Mission Song, it isn't enough t...
This is one of le Carré's post-Cold War novels, and the subject is Africa. Like all of his spy thrillers, the tone is seedy, cynical, and heartbreaking, as a decent man has his idealism shattered and sees his best intentions trampled on and turned to shit."Salvo" is the son of a British missionary a...
A well plotted, engaging, and wonderfully populated thriller that explores the at times self-defeating goals and complexities of African democracies, while underscoring the backhanded practices of Western agencies to undermine individuals, and nations, who stand in their way.Le Carré's "The Mission ...
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