The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
Publish date: November 27th 2001
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: George Smiley (#3)
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...
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, ...
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 ...
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.
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...