Tag: John le Carre

John le Carré, 1931-2020

I loved everything John le Carré ever wrote, and the precision, the clarity, and the elegance of his prose will always be something for other writers to admire and reach for in their own work. I loved the stories written about the writer, too. My favorite was told by someone who was traveling with him…

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George Smiley returns!

[from my 2017 Goodreads review] George Smiley returns! To Sarratt, to speak forsoothingly of agents and ops past to the aspiring agents of the future. Told from the viewpoint of Ned, one of Smiley’s own agents in times past, this book is a series of vignettes of Ned’s cases, each introduced by a story from…

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