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OK story, but they need an editor or a proof-reader`
on 10 July 2012
I have two major problems with this book. One is the story itself. As a sequel to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy it lacks the pace of the previous book. The story is slow to get going and really drags in places. I understand that this book was never adapted for TV because they couldn't afford to film in the Far East. If they had tried to adapt it, they would probably have cut or 'edited' huge chunks of it.
Which brings me to my second problem with this book - editing (or lack of it). Or perhaps the problem is proof-reading. A previous reviewer commented on words running together and blamed Amazon for lack of quality control. I'll place the blame where it should be - the publisher. Amazon can't check every book they sell and has to rely on the publisher getting things right. This is one case where the publisher got it wrong.
I've read Tinker, Tailor on Kindle and didn't have anything like the problems I had with this book. I'm hoping I won't have these problems with Smiley's People, which I also own on Kindle.