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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré
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Dec 08, 2010

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bookshelves: thriller-suspense, paranormal, writing-inspiration

I read this ages ago and a friend's review has just jogged my memory. I must say that I didn't warm to the main character very much but enjoyed the machinations and the feeling of being trapped on the wrong side of the wall and who can you trust and how the hell can you ever get out. This type of jeapordy certainly inspired my writing. The threat of torture added to the suspense as did the cold, logical manipulations that went on.

I'm not a regular thriller/cold war fan but there's certainly a lot I enjoyed in this book. I found the same sort of fear in a French resistance book, Jackdaws and I'd like to find it again somewhere else... any ideas?

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