Stalking each other through this twilight landscape are the incomparable George Smiley and his ruthless opposite number, codenamed Karla, the Soviet case officer who has been slowly masterminding the Circus's ruin. Their extraordinary duel not only raised the spy novel to new heights of realism and complexity, it also constitutes one of the major triumphs of contemporary fiction, confirming John le Carre as a profound chronicler of the post-war world and a novelist of unfailing humanity.
'John le Carre is the great master of the spy story ... The constant flow of emotion lifts him not only above all modern suspense novelists, but above most novelists now practising.'
'A great thriller, the best le Carre has written.'
Spectator on TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
'John le Carre is the great master of the spy story ... the constant flow of emotion lifts him above most novelists now practising.'
Financial Times on TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
'His command of detail is staggering, his straightforward, unaffected prose is superb. In short, wonderful value.'
The Sunday Times on THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY
'Energy, compassion, rich and overwhelming sweep of character and action ... one of the finest English novels of the seventies'
The Times on THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY
'It is an achievement of subtlety and power of which few novelists would be capable. Standing by itself it is the best single thing le Carre has done'
Financial Times on SMILEY
'S PEOPLE 'An enormously skilled and satisfying work.'
Newsweek on SMILEY
Publication date: 01/12/2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||1st December 2011|
|Author:||John le Carre|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Espionage & spy thriller,|
John le Carré was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall. His works include The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Smiley's People; The Little Drummer Girl; A Perfect Spy; The Russia House; and Absolute Friends. Author photo © White Hare LtdMore About John le Carre