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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
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Jan 16, 12

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Read in January, 2012

I'd love to say: "I knew it!" But I would be lying. I didn't know till the very end "who the mole was."

It's hard to describe how I feel about the book. In 6 words it would have something like: I did not really like it! But if I went on longer, I'd say that there are other things, that made it kind of all right...

In general the book had too many details for me to enjoy it: too much background information, too much history, too many people, names, places, you name it... Not only I was getting lost, my attention span was getting lower and lower with every passing page. In short, I was getting bored. And with "bored" comes the "do I really want to continue?" part.

Well, I knew I had to, and I'm glad I did. It was bearable in the second part of the book, and towards the end I was already anxious to know the answer Smiley was after.

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