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Ex agent Lured back to active service Smiley skillfully maneuvers his people the no men of no man's land into crisscrossing Paris London Germany and Switzerland as he prepares for his own final inevitable duel on the Berlin border with his Soviet counterpart and archenemy Kar. The best of the best everything a spy novel could possibly be Smiley vs Karla a weakness a mistake a brilliantly orchestrated response and of course the bridge into West BerlinSmiley's People is also a master class in writing when to expand when to move uickly setting a scene using peripheral characters I think I'll read it again But for now I will go into my class next week at Oxford British Spies in Fact and Fiction as prepared as I can be and ready to learn Lifters to active service Smiley skillfully maneuvers his people Sylla the no men of no man's land into crisscrossing Paris London Germany and Switzerland as he prepares for his own final inevitable duel on The Mind and Heart of the Negotiator the Berlin border with his Soviet counterpart and archenemy Kar. The best of Kestrels, Quirky Birds, and Hopeless Egocentricity the best everything a spy novel could possibly be Smiley vs Karla a weakness a mistake a brilliantly orchestrated response and of course Lark Returning the bridge into West BerlinSmiley's People is also a master class in writing when Goodbye Herzschmerz: Eine Anleitung zum Wieder-Glücklichsein to expand when Democratic Enlightenment to move uickly setting a scene using peripheral characters I ბიძია რიმუსის ზღაპრები think I'll read it again But for now I will go into my class next week at Oxford British Spies in Fact and Fiction as prepared as I can be and ready Mi Camita to learn

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John le Carre's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge and have earned him and his hero British Secret Service agent George Smiley unprecedented worldwide acclaimRounding off h. Like an archaeologist who has delved all his life in vain Smiley had begged for one last day and this was itSmiley’s People is the extremely satisfying conclusion to John le Carré’s Karla trilogy Having finished the first in the trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in March and the second The Honourable Schoolboy in April I was able to sink into this installment with reasonable ease Although once again presented with a fairly large cast of characters I was readily able to wrap my head around the spy world in general I’m feeling uite comfortable in le Carré’s realm nowWith less action per se than The Honourable Schoolboy this novel was not without its generous share of tension The interactions and dialogue were the highlights of this book and the spotlight on George Smiley himself was the main attraction Smiley is a man that I warmed to almost immediately with my first ever introduction to him in Call for the Dead and he has been growing on me ever since In fact I would say that I have grown to esteem the man uite highly He is someone I would like to have standing by my side in my darkest days Even than before the reader is able to worm his or her way into Smiley’s psyche and truly understand the workings of his conscience We recognize the harsh demands that the moral complexities of the intelligence world place on a man after so many years in the field He was not at peace; he was not in a single phrase definable as a single person beyond the one constant thrust of his determination Hunter recluse lover solitary man in search of completion shrewd player of the Great Game avenger doubter in search of reassurance—Smiley was by turns each one of them and sometimes than oneOnce again I cannot emphasize enough the true mastery of this author’s writing This is a literary spy novel brimming with intelligence and chockfull of memorable characters – both the good and the bad and those in between I loved how the ending played out in this one With a le Carré novel you never can be sure who will win – or if anyone at all truly triumphs in the game of espionage On Karla has descended the curse of Smiley’s compassion; on Smiley the curse of Karla’s fanaticism We have crossed each other’s frontiers we are the no men of this no man’s land

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Is astonishing vision of a clandestine world master storyteller le Carre perfects his art in Smiley's PeopleIn London at dead of night George Smiley sometime acting Chief of the Circus aka the British Secret Service is summoned from his lonely bed by news of the murder of an. Note for completists This is the third of the Karla books preceded by first Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and then by The Honourable Schoolboy While it is possible to read these books out of order and still enjoy them the later books are informed by the events that come before and definitely spoil salient plot points of those novelsLife has not been overly kind to George Smiley Devoted husband to a faithless wife dedicated servant to a government that does not admit he exists archnemesis to his Soviet doppelganger betrayed by his closest friend Smiley has been through much in his years of service Smiley's People finds the former spymaster once cast out of the Circus of British intelligence yet another sacrifice to the twisting winds of political favoritism Prematurely aged and tired from a life lived in the shadows Smiley doesn't uite know how to go about existing without subterfugeYet when his old acuaintance Lacon shows up reuesting Smiley's help investigating the murder of a friend and former asset Smiley laboriously pulls himself from his over stuffed easy chair smoothes rumpled clothes over his mammoth stomach puts on his horse blanket of a jacket and tromps dutifully back into the world of intrigue that is his life At stake is the opportunity to finally take down Karla the Soviet spymaster who has bedevilled Smiley for decades in the great and secret chess game they have played against one another Working unofficially completely off the books and deniable Smiley must piece together Karla's plan before of his friends end up dead on a rainy nightFortunately Smiley has built up all the resources he would need over a lifetime of intelligence work In the spy game all the fancy gadgets and gizmos in the world will never compare to a solid piece of human intel and Smiley knows just who to ask to get the information he reuires Visiting retired Circus personnel from the senile research assistant who helped compile nearly all of the known data on Karla to the disgraced lamplighter Toby Esterhase who can still muster than a few surveillance teams if there's the chance for personal glory and a return to the game Smiley pieces together the bits of story he needs in order to weave a trap of his own and conclusively win in the battle of wills that he and Karla have fought for nearly their whole livesThis is what le Carre excels at the slow and methodical piecing together of events some decades old into a coherent conspiracy that has a very real effect on the present Field work doesn't play too large of a part in Smiley's methodology He already has most of the puzzle pieces in his hands it just takes a careful review for Smiley to uncover the importance of each nugget of knowledge Some readers deride this as moving too slowly but to them I recommend the works of Robert Ludlum Smiley is British and if Monty Python taught us anything it's that the Brits love their dry subtlety The reader is left even in the dark than Smiley himself and half the fun of the book is trying to trace those connections between events and characters and possibly beat Smiley to his final showdown with KarlaA fantastic end to this trilogy Smiley stands out as one of my favorite spies ever above Valerie Plame but below the Wen Ho Lee Le Carre proves once again why he is the grandmaster of this genre with this carefully crafted delicately paced thriller that delivers the perfect conclusion to a rivalry that is far interesting than any battle between Bond and SPECTRE ever was

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