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A New Collection of Three Complete Novels (A Perfect Spy / The Russia House / The Secret Pilgrim)

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Three more great ones from this incomparable international bestseller who is regarded by many as the father of the spy novel. This hardcover trilogy features three of the masters most exciting and best-selling stories: The Russia House, The Secret Pilgrim. and A Perfect Spy. A perfect set-up for his millions of fans.
Hardcover, 807 pages
Published June 10th 1996 by Wings
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Kyle
Dec 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
That was my third reading. LeCarre, in my opinion, is the pre-eminent writer of fiction of my generation. Nobody constructs a more tantalisingly complex plot.
Hillel Damron
Dec 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
“A Perfect Spy: A Novel” is almost a perfect novel. I will get to the “almost” later, but as for the “perfect,” here are my reasons: While the novel’s main character is a British spy, though a double-spy would be a more accurate description, and while on a certain level the novel unfolds like a spy novel of the first degree, this novel is much more than that. It is, indeed, an autobiographical novel of the first order. And I don’t mean that just in the regular sense, where a writer writes--almos ...more
Betta
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
A nice three-shot that seemed to revolve around men whose characters rebel against what is required to be a "perfect spy." In each case the main character's progression leads him to an end that isn't necessarily fore-ordained , but it is very well set up in series of illustrative incidents, until all paths lead our protagonist to either his fall, his rebellion, or the end of his long search. It is clear that LeCarre had many bones to pick with the Secret Service. I enjoyed all three of these tit ...more
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Onyl just started reading a little dated for our time in respect of characters, but very well written, not easy reading -
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John le Carré, the pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931 in Poole, Dorset, England), is an English author of espionage novels. Le Carré has resided in St Buryan, Cornwall, Great Britain, for more than 40 years, where he owns a mile of cliff close to Land's End.

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