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Old school, cold war period, non glamorous spy thriller
Reviewed in India on 22 June 2020
The lack of glamour is one thing, but the book is compulsive reading with events racing past and characters adding zest to the plot. George smiley is great in his ability to think beyond the normal. The setting of the novel and the plot are so good that I read this book multiple times and view the BBC adaptation with awe, each time. Le Carre is one of my favourite authors. Another author in the same genre is Gerald Seymour, but in more modern times.