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What's a good John le Carré novel to start off with?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by MikeOPensacola, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    I've never read any John le Carré novels and was wondering what you guys think would be a good couple of his books to start off with? Thanks VMBers..................

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  2. bardolator

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    Start with "The Spy Who Came In from the Cold" and go from there if you enjoyed it.
     
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    I love his work and have collected all of his novels. I agree that "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold" would be a good starting point. The thing about LeCarre is that he has changed with the times. His early works "Smiley's People", "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy", and "The Honourable Schoolboy" are all cold war era stories. His later works, "Our Kind of Traitor" and "A Most Wanted Man" have contemporary settings, but are as equally intriguing, given that his style remains constant over the years. I think some of the pleasure of reading his works is kind of age dependent, in that you'd have a real memory of the us-versus-them cold war. It seems like ancient history...unless you lived it.


    BTW: If you become a LeCarre junkie, a number of his works have been made into film.
     
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  4. MikeOPensacola

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    Great info, thanks. :wave:Heading to the bookstore to take a look.

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    Agree with Bardo.
     
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    Not into his books. Robert Ludlum is hands down the best,