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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
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Aug 11, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-2011
Read on November 17, 2011

The template for every spy story that followed it, this book made me nervous, excited and worried from beginning to end. Its structure is rich and complex and yet I wasn't lost, though at first I feared I would be.

Don't expect car chases, fancy locations or beautiful women throwing themselves at the hero. This is the anti-James Bond. George Smiley is the furthest thing from a spy you'd expect in a fiction, and yet thoughout the book you come to realise that he may very well be the best.

(one last thing: the casting for the upcoming movie? Flawless)
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