Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Links for the next meeting - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Background, plot details and glossary of jargon on Wikipedia
IMDB entry for the original TV series, with Alec Guinness as Smiley
IMDB entry for this year's film remake with - um - Gary Oldman in the same role
A 5 star review on Amazon:
"This is quite simply the best spy novel ever written. Le Carre writes beautifully, and skilfully builds up the tension. The plot is elegantly conceived and superbly unravelled. If you only ever read one Le Carre, read this one - but I have to say the others are pretty good as well!"
(There are no 1 star reviews. The lowest it goes down to is 3 stars, and that is for the intrusive piano music on the audiobook version..)