Book Reviews of Smiley's People

Smiley's People
Smiley's People
Author: John LeCarre
ISBN-13: 9780553251982
ISBN-10: 0553251988
Publication Date: 5/1982
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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A Russian woman in Paris, a murder on Hampstead Heath, an asylum in Switzerland, a refined brothel in Hamburg...
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This was pretty good. People who are really into espionage novels think it's great, but I liked Le Carre's The Little Drummer Girl a lot more than this one.
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I recommend this book to anyone
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The final book in the George Smiley trilogy, and full of the best of Smiley -- investigating a murder among London emigres, poking about in underworld Germany, and mounting a full-bore operation in Geneva on his way to a showdown with Karla. LeCarre is the literary master of the interview as drama, and Smiley's its chief practitioner.
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Vintage Carre. You need to spend time with this book.
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The Circus just cant leave Smiley alone. He is coaxed back from retirement to track down his old nemesis Karla. Its a merry chase all over Europe before this is resolved. This is the final chapter in Smileys quest for Karla, the ultimate Russian spy. (If you havent, read Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Honorable Schoolboy.)
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My favorite of Le Carre's books and the one that got me addicted to his words. The ultimate in spy stories, with characters as human as your next door neighbor. Sometimes it breaks your heart