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The Spy Who Came In from the Cold - John le Carré
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
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3.94 160
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743442534
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: George Smiley (#3)
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
4.5 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, by John le Carré
The Cold War was a murky conflict, so murky that it’s hard to tell what one is fighting for or what strategies are beyond the pale. London and Moscow are both convinced that they know what’s right and necessary. The people on the ground, however, have no time for ideology. People like Alec Leamas ar...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
2.0 Don't Expect a James Bond Novel
Well here I am, sitting in my hotel room on a wet Singapore morning wanting to write a review on something, though I am only halfway through the book that I am currently reading (not that it's a bad book – some guy just surfed a tidal wave into Los Angeles – it's just that it is really long). Okay, ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
The book gets off to a gripping and suspenseful start. At the height of the Cold War around 1962, veteran British operative Alec Leamas waits for one of his agents to cross the East German border. He can only watch as the man is gunned down before his eyes within feet of making it across. With that ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
So now I have to really read the book, if you know what I mean. An audio dramatization is not the same thing. This was a very good production. The ending is something else all together.
WorldInColour rated it
So... that was intense. Reading this book by ex-espionage member John le Carré felt like wandering through a James Bond film with some Tarantino dialogue. It's exciting, it's enticing, it's very clever and the ending really hits the spot.Alec Leamas, a Western spy in Berlin, is given one last assign...
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