Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le CarréTinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carré

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

byJohn Le Carré

Paperback | August 27, 2013

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The man he knew as “Control” is dead, and the young Turks who forced him out now run the Circus. But George Smiley isn’t quite ready for retirement— especially when a pretty, would-be defector surfaces with a shocking accusation: a Soviet mole has penetrated the highest level of British Intelligence. Relying only on his wits and a small, loyal cadre, Smiley traces the breach back to Karla—his Moscow Centre nemesis—and sets a trap to catch the traitor.

The first novel in John le Carré’s celebrated Karla trilogy, Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy is a heart-stopping tale of international intrigue.

John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; and Smiley’s People. His recent novels include The Constant Gardener, Absolute Friends, The Mission Song, ...
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Title:Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.3 × 5.4 × 1.1 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143189840

ISBN - 13:9780143189848

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read I had known about this book for a long time, and once I finally picked it up, I was not disappointed.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok A good plot with some slow spots, but overall a good read.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read A good Spy novel, starts out slow but the ending is worth the read
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from okay a good read though a bit slow at times. nevertheless, it's worth it
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good read Overall a good spy novel but difficult to follow in some spots.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome An interesting spy tale... Le Carré is a great author
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not like! This was a difficult novel to get through. It was slow, it felt like there was nothing at stake, and it was confusing on top of all of that. Maybe it does a good job at being a more realistic representation of the spy-world, but it doesn't make a god novel.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A little over-celebrated I enjoy slower books (Dickens, etc.) but this was a challenge. Very often didn't know what was going on, or where the author was taking me.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Book This novel was very interesting, I would recommend it for anyone who's interested in spy stories. At times I found it difficult to keep track of which character was which but other than that it was a good read
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Essential Spy Novel This was my introduction to John le Carre, and it remains a favourite. The novel follows retired spy George Smiley as he attempts to identify a traitor within the British Secret Service. Complex and beautifully told, this novel shines with its plot, but it worth picking up solely for Smiley, who is the most human character I have ever read. Read this book!
Date published: 2016-11-12

Editorial Reviews

"The premier spy novelist of his time. Perhaps of all time." - Time

"A rattling good novel." - San Francisco Chronicle

"John le Carré 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 practicing." - Financial Times