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The Karla story continues...,
This review is from: The Honourable Schoolboy (BBC Audio) (Audio CD)
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This is a nice present for those who love Le Carré's stunning trilogy about the hunt to identify "Karla", the Russian mastermind who has possessed George Smiley's mind (and lighter) for many years. But it's also great for people just coming to the Smiley books. It would be difficult to disagree with Simon Russell Beale cast as Smiley, and the whole thing has great atmosphere. My only objection, which I have made elsewhere as well, as that le Carré's absolutely masterful construction of plot has been slightly fiddled with in order to adapt for radio. These books are already so filmic, so concise, why does this need to happen? Anyway, a big sigh to that, and a hurray to being able to enjoy the book all over again.