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3.0 out of 5 stars Some Interesting as Well as Poorly Drawn Characters in an Over-the-Top Plot, 8 Jun. 2013
This review is from: A Delicate Truth (Hardcover)
"A faithful witness does not lie,
But a false witness will utter lies." -- Proverbs 14:5 (NKJV)

John Le Carré has lost none of his ability to imagine, describe, and develop compelling characters that advance what he likes. You'll remember several of these characters for some time to come, I'm sure. I was most impressed.

He also presents the plotting and execution of secret tasks in nimbly realistic and memorable ways.

I thought the book went very wrong, however, in characterizing those representing what Mr. Carré doesn't like and in plotting the actions that they take. These parts of the book weren't just poorly done; they were impossible to swallow.

Consequently, the book presents a mixture of writing that might characterize Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde alternating as coauthors. The mixture was most unsatisfying for me.

I would have liked the book better if I had stopped reading around page 200. I don't remember having that reaction to any of Mr. Le Carré's earlier works.
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Initial post: 9 Jun 2013 08:19:05 BDT
Hit says:
"the book presents a mixture of writing that might characterize Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde alternating as coauthors. The mixture was most unsatisfying for me."

Quite a bible, then.
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