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The Night Manager

The Night Manager [Kindle Edition]

John le Carré
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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'A marvellously observed relentless tale' (Observer)

'Le Carré is the equal of any novelist now writing in English' (Guardian)

'A story complex and intense enough to carry both the philosophical weight and the page-turning tension that, combined, make him the supreme tale-teller he is' (San Francisco Chronicle)

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'A marvellously observed relentless tale'


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 691 KB
  • Print Length: 652 pages
  • Publisher: Sceptre; New Ed edition (16 Oct 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002V0921U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, secured him a wide reputation which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY and SMILEY'S PEOPLE. His other novels include THE CONSTANT GARDENER, A MOST WANTED MAN and OUR KIND OF TRAITOR.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pine's quest 10 July 2007
By Stephen A. Haines HALL OF FAME
Jonathan Pine, sometime hotelier, soldier, killer, lover and agent, is swept up in a complex international intrigue. Weapons for sale is the pivot around which money, power and even romance impinge on Jonathan's life. The many roles, varied and useful as they are, leave him with no particular purpose in life. Until he encounters "the worst man in the world". The prompt is Sophie, who might have been a lover, but who belongs to Freddie Hamid. Freddie is aligned with Richard Onslow Roper, of Nassau, the Bahamas. The name and location are almost a slap in the face, since the Caribbean island-nations are host to shady firms. Little or no taxes and even less government supervision make it possible for the unscrupulous to engage in many forms of chicanery. Drugs and weapons loom large in that realm.

Left at loose ends by the fall of the Soviet Union, British Intelligence services need a fresh cause. If nothing else, all those bureaucratic structures and their personnel need to turn their expertise to new tasks. The problem is that the Cold War enabled influential people to develop links through the various spy networks. How many wealthy aristocrats are now involved in picking up the pieces to further enrich themselves? And which ones are doing so? Pine, picked up by one of the new spin-off intelligence organisations is set to learn answers to these questions. A faked murder sends him to unreachable places with a new identity. It puts him in a position to penetrate the Roper organisation. Throughout this tale, Pine is driven by the ghost of Sophie, who was found beaten to death in Egypt. Even in the backwoods of Quebec, hiding from authorities and maneuvering to complete his mission, he is beset by the image of her in his mind.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal 25 Feb 2008
By Alex
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Having read a large chunk of le Carre's work I was blown away by this fantastic book. Dicky Roper is in living memory the best drawn baddie I've come across - several months after reading the book I can still picture him perfectly. For such a long book it is excellently timed - there are very few slow parts, and whilst the main story is set against a backdrop in internecine struggle within various intelligence agencies, is is still clear and very readable.

I don't expect ever to see it but a prequel setting out how Roper got going would be a joy...
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine book,compulsive reading. 25 April 2002
By A Customer
From the moment you pick it up,it smacks of a good novel.The hero Jonathon is a multilayered,Upright Englishman who takes on the most daring mission of infiltrating Dicky ropers complex network of associates(not to mention his georgeous woman Jed).Only fault is that it never really explains too well the reason he takes on this kamikaze mission(some story about a girl from his past in Cairo who`s murder was linked to Roper).All and all,it is a very enjoyable read from one of the finest writers of thrillers around.
Noel from dublin,Ireland.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Read... 7 Feb 2008
John Le Carre is the master story teller. His writing never fails to transport the reader, into Jonathan Pine's world of International intrigue. Once you pick this novel up, you won't be able to put it down again. While writing this review, I would also like to recommend 'The Constantine Legacy' by Andrew Towning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Illegal Arms Dealing 19 May 2014
First published in 1993 this novel actually starts in 1991 just after the Gulf War has started. Jonathan Pine is the night manager of the title in a Swiss hotel, and we can see that he is waiting for an important guest to arrive, one that he hates. We then learn of Pine’s past, and why he hates this man, Mr Roper. The year previous due to a woman Pine handed over certain documents to the British Embassy in Cairo, with fatal consequences.

Pine wants his revenge on Roper, but it will take the intervention of a British intelligence agency to help him. This isn’t James Bond; this is much slower paced and more thoughtful. Roper is an illegal arms dealer and some want him brought down, made an example of, and a warning to others who also carry out the same business, but as you read along here, you see how the real world works. Selling arms illegally is a crime, but it does help to bolster investments, with some institutions not too worried where their money comes from, as long as they see a good return. Roper needs some serious finance to pull off a greatly profitable sale and so he needs backers, and thus starts touting for investors. At the same time an operation to get Pine in with Roper is put under way. But what will the outcome be?

With intelligence agencies in-fighting to have the greatest authority and sway, it looks like the whole operation to bring Roper down could be in jeopardy, and how high does this go? There is a lot of money needed for Roper to do his business, and there are some major financiers involved. Who can trust who, when a single sentence could put someone onto the plan, and a lot of powerful people in the line for prosecution? Pine is on the front line doing his job, but what will his masters do back in London?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Le Carre at his best 24 May 2014
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This was Le Carre,s first post cold war scenario,and he manages to blend in all the moden facets of skulldugery--Drug running,Arms smuggling,and eastern european oligarchs.A good "ripping yarn".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
You know you are reading Le Carre from the off. Very enjoyable, but not thought provoking. Interesting and complex characters, with a good plot.
Published 28 days ago by walker
5.0 out of 5 stars simply one of the best Le. Carre novelsl I have read
Having heard the Audio Book of this book read by the Author I was surprised to find more depth of information this edition.
Published 3 months ago by Phil Haines.
5.0 out of 5 stars the masters touch
Critics on here have said this book is slow; well so it is. That very slowness is where Le Carré shows his class. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Neil Carmichael
3.0 out of 5 stars a bit slow
Well written but a bit slow going at times. If you can read it in one go it would be better
Published 3 months ago by Emma J
5.0 out of 5 stars The night manager
A work of outstanding brilliance,a story woven with such a rare skill to keep the reader spellbound, le carre is the master.
Published 5 months ago by peter barry
4.0 out of 5 stars very good
I enjoyed the plot as always with JOHN LE cARRE it holds my interest throughout the whole book from start to finish
Published 7 months ago by R. L
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best.
It was a brilliant read and a little bit different from the usual. It kept me guessing from biginning to end.
Published 8 months ago by Mr Colin Brame
2.0 out of 5 stars Slow, predictable and very disappointing
I enjoyed the Smiley novels and one or two of his other books, but this one just takes too long to get anywhere, and you know exactly where it's going before it gets there. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Dave S
4.0 out of 5 stars clever
Liked this a lot - the author certainly has the touch and obviously has a background in espionage.
Le Carre just seems to know his protagonist(s) so well and his style of... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Paul Morris
4.0 out of 5 stars The Night Manager
This book starts well, then goes into a build-up phase which in my view is much too long, to the extent that I almost gave up on the thing. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Pembaca
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