Book Reviews of Absolute Friends

Absolute Friends
Absolute Friends
Author: John Le Carre
ISBN-13: 9780316000642
ISBN-10: 0316000647
Publication Date: 1/12/2004
Pages: 453
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Not one of my favorites. I found the characters hard to care about and the plot was slow. I usually love his books, so I was surprised by my reaction to this one.
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I found this book very hard to follow. Definately not my cup of tea. History and spy novel buffs my find this book to their liking.
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Although the plot is somewhat fantastic, it reads quickly and is a good time.
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AN ABSOLUTE TRIUMPHANT BESTSELLER-everwhere hailed as the masterpiece toward which John le Carre has been building since the fall of communism. This thrilling tale of loyalty, btrayal, and international espionage spans the lives of two friends from the riot-torn West Berlin of the 1960s to the grimy looking-glass of Cold War Europe to the present day of terrorism and uncertain new alliances-alliances that aren't always what they seem to be. (From the cover)
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I have long been a John Le Carré fan and have read all his books. This is probably his best.
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John le Carre is the absolute master of the Cold War spy thriller genre. This book is one of his latest, with memorable characters involved in a plot beginning in West Berlin in the 1960's continuing right up to the present day of terrorism.
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This thrilling tale of loyalty, betrayal, and international espionage spans the lives of two friends from the riot-torn West Berlin of the 1960s to the grimy looking-glass of Cold War Wurope to the present day of terrorism and uncertain new alliances -- alliances that aren't always what they seem to be.
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A thirlling tale of loyalty, betrayal and international espionage.
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This thrilling tale of loyalty, betrayal, and international espionage spans the lives of two friends from the riot-torn West Berlin of the 1960's to the grimy looking-glass of Cold War Europe to the present day of terrorism and uncertain new alliances--alliances that aren't always what they seem to be. This book is a good read!
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Fantastically good...
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Teddy and Sasha are malcontents from opposite sides of the wall: friends to the endliterally. Spies: double agents if you will. Here you shall find all of the grueling detail of their tempestuous relationship, from the early cold war years, through the downfall of the wall, to the anti-terror campaigns of Iraq Part II. Here also is all of the snide wit in the authors repertoire as he chronicles his protagonists histories to what he calls the second siege of Heidelberg: a denouement that will make you shriek with rage. While he does pound his points across with unrelenting reiteration (à la Zola), stick with him; the end is worth the means.
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Modern spy thriller from the master of the genre.
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Interesting, but a bit hard to read.
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My book cover has a black background rather than the red shown on PBS. Very entertaining, le Carre is at his best here.
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Tis book is the most confusing,and realistic book I have read in a long time,and one of the best. I did not want the book to end.