Saturday, 11 February 2012

John Le Caree - secret world of a spy

Now that another adaption of one of  spy-novels is in cinema i want to talk about a book. John le Caree " Smileys people". It is the third and last novel of the trilogy around MI& agend Smiley and KGB agend Karla. I must admit, that i have read this novel first, because i got it reduced on sale. And i loved his writing style. Settled in the late 70´s it´s still actual and the characters in it are kind of immortal to me. One needs some time to get accustomed to the spy-thermes used by le Caree such as "legend" for a cover-story or "burn" for blackmail. But i learned by reading and loved the book. So if you after seeing "tinker tailor soldier spy" in cinema are eager to know what happend next - here is your book and it answers all open questions and more you somehow never asked. In short: George Smiley is called out from his retirement  to investigate the death of one of his old agents, a former Soviet General, titular head of a dying estonian emigrants organisation in London. Smiley discovers that the General had discovered information that leads to soviet spy Karla, George Smiley's nemesis.
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