A Russian woman in Paris, a murder on Hampstead Heath, an asylum in Switzerland, a refined brothel in Hamburg...
Another Le Carre. This one is the climax of the Smiley/Karla series, which means I missed one. I believe I can find a copy of The Honorable Schoolboy somewhere, though, and my guess is that the order isn't *that* critical. Still, my error.
Smiley's People, though, is quite good. Le Carre manages to keep the entire genre and conflict interesting even now, years after the Berlin Wall has come down and the Soviet Union has disappeared as a political entity.
If you have any interest in spy fiction, Le Carre seems to be worth a read. Recommended.
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.
I recommend this book to anyone
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.
Vintage Carre. You need to spend time with this book.