No, not Edward Snowden (but it could be…)
This is the first “modern” JLC book that I’ve read, and it is very good. It demands your attention and rewards you with gorgeous, rich language and a strong story.
This time round it’s not about spies but a look behind the kimono of politics under New Labour. The actions of a dodgy Minister in Her Majesty’s Government, just as interested in his private work as his public duties. And that’s just the beginning…
I must say, le Carré does a brilliant job of narrating the story. Other narrators might have choked on the style of writing, but with the author reading his own material, things come over flawlessly. It adds so much to the story.
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• Spare Cycles: Film: The Spy Who Came In From The Cold