The Honourable Schoolboy

The Honourable Schoolboy

Book - 1977
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From the author of SMILEY'S PEOPLE, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY and THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, a thriller in which George Smiley, chief of the British Secret Service, decides to take revenge on a Soviet double agent.
Publisher: Pan, 1977.
ISBN: 9780330253567
0330253565

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leiliqian
Nov 23, 2016

much longer and need more patience than tinker tailor book. still a good one.

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buirechain
Aug 26, 2012

I really like the follow up, I'd expected more of a basic takeover from the old regime, have new adventures, but was pleasantly surprised to see the full ramifications of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy carried out--the entire operation has, practically, to be rebuilt, and less trustworthy, less veteran members of the circus must be relied upon.

I think, however, le Carré started to get a bit long winded. Maybe most of the book contributed to the ended, but I couldn't help feeling that some concision would have helped push the reader into the story, and make them care more.

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