Smiley’s People by John Le Carre

Smiley’s People by John Le Carre

Smiley's People is one of the best written by Le Carre. You see the final end to the Smiley-Karla fight. It's without noise and grandeur but very smart and brilliantly pieced together. Summary Following the trail of a murdered ex-informant, Smiley uncovers that there's a lot more to the mystery. Smiley, now back from retirement (again) is forced to revisit old collegues and old enemies to find out what really happened. Review Ah... it's brilliant. For Smiley-Karla fans, it doesn't get better than this. You get "closure" in this book. It's written really…Read more
Secret Pilgrim by John le Carre

Secret Pilgrim by John le Carre

The Secret Pilgrim is a very different Le Carre novel in comparison to the others. It potrays the memoirs of Ned and in the process it's a collection of his experiences being a spy. Summary : Through Ned's memories, the book gives a good view of the Circus atmosphere post-Haydon. The Cold War is over but Ned recalls his missions and experiences right from the beginning of his career till his retirement. Review : This wasn't the best novel. I start was great but somewhere in between it lost the thread that kept…Read more
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre

  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was the second Le Carre novel I read. As the title suggests, the story is a cold war spy tale about a double agent in the ¬†seemingly ¬†incorruptible British Intelligence. Summary : The protagonist is George Smiley a veteran officer and the Chief or Control's right hand man. He is brought back on a last mission after a monotonous retirement; finding the mole. The suspects are 4 of the top officials who could be working for Moscow, each aptly named tinker, tailor, soldier and so on. Smiley has…Read more