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Classic spy craft and intrigue
on 13 December 2014
I have been thinking of reading this novel for years. Maybe all the years of built up expectations meant a touch of anti climax was inevitable. Great writing, old school spy thriller. But a tad dull in places and overindulgent with Smiley and his rumination.
For those born in the 80s and can still remember the Cold War, old world spy v spy, will love this. For others, it may be too slow paced.