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sorry to say Good By Mr Cornwell (thats Carres real name) but the Mission Song was crap and this last novel is so boring that I tried to read it page by page over the last 4 weeks and now I have stopped it, it is just to boring....
That is the end to long relation to an author I loved all his spy stories but since the end of the cold war Mr Carre lost his topic and with that he lost his style.
So if you expect something thrilling with suspense do not read it, if you like boring insights into modern day Germany sprinkled with old fashioned Brits you try this.
It was difficult keeping track of his characters. The book did not come together for me. This is not the first book I have read of his, so was aware it might be a struggle to glide through the story line. However, this one came apart quickly and never really connected (for me).
A generally disappointing story. The characters I did not find believable and some sections were so unnecessary for the progression of the story that I just flipped through them. Not the class of his earlier novels.
I've enjoyed le Carre in the past, but it's been awhile so my tastes have probably evolved. I was really looking forward to finishing this book; it was good enough to keep me interested, but his excruciating details about the preparation of simply arresting someone, test my credulity. le Carre loves to detail the conflicts of major characters and especially between spy agencies. In this book, all these come to naught, as he wraps up the whole thing in just a couple pages of devastation for the protagonists. .