Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre

John le Carre's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge and have earned him -- and his hero, British Secret Service agent George Smiley -- unprecedented worldwide acclaim.

A modern masterpiece in which le Carre expertly creates a total vision of a secret world, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" begins George Smiley's chess match of wills and wits with Karla, his Soviet counterpart.

It is now beyond doubt that a mole, implanted decades ago by Moscow Centre, has burrowed his way into the highest echelons of British Intelligence. His treachery has already blown some of its most vital operations and its best networks. It is clear that the double agent is one of its own kind. But which one? George Smiley is assigned to identify him. And once identified, the traitor must be destroyed.

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  • Ingrid S.

    several times I have made every effort to work my way through it - finally gave up; this time for good.

    October 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I read the book and as everyonee else, I felt like I was chewing through the book. I'm Aha! moment and finally things seem to be falling into place. I'll stick with it to the end.
    I wasn't able to come to the meeting, as a friend of mine died and I didn't feel that I wanted to be with people that night.

    September 27, 2012

    • Theresa L.

      So sorry about your friend...quite a few showed up that night and even though I hadn't been able to get through the first few chapters it was very informative and I was able to get the story from others.some even managed to finish the book but said it was a difficult read..I won't finish it..it's way too hard to concentrate on it..hope to see you at the next book meet in October..

      September 28, 2012

    • Shari

      So sorry to hear of you losing a friend. I just lost a friend of 48 years last month so I know what you are going through. Do come to the next meetup. Easier book this time.

      September 28, 2012

  • Shari

    Difficult book, but am going to read it now and maybe will understand it since we had the discussion.

    September 28, 2012

  • Theresa L.

    Did not like this book because of the style in which it was written..the story is good but hard to understand unless it is talked about and explained.

    September 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative and interesting, especially considering most of us had not finished the book.

    September 26, 2012

  • Kimberlee A.

    I liked the book even though I felt like I was missing much of the plot line while reading it. It seems I was not alone in that.

    September 26, 2012

  • Joanne

    This will be my first meeting. I hope those of you who didn't read the book or enjoy it still show up. I'm not a big fan of these type of books, so I will just watch the movie. ;0 Cheating? I guess. I'm going to meet everyone and maybe next months book is something I enjoy more. :)

    September 18, 2012

    • Beverly N.

      Just making sure that the meetiing is next week Sept 26th? Starts at 6:30? Barnes andNoble? This will be my first meetiing with the gorup also.

      September 18, 2012

    • Joanne

      at least I'm not the only one!

      September 18, 2012

  • Wendy

    I have only read a few pages so far and felt like I had to take notes to avoid confusion :)

    September 5, 2012

  • Theresa L.

    i am still dragging through this book reread the first few chapters twice and just about ready to give up on it..i feel bad but i am not getting a grasp on this book at all..i will still come to the discussion and hopefully can get a better insight on this book...still haven't seen the movie either ..has anyone else seen this movie ..? will it help?

    September 5, 2012

  • Beverly N.

    It is a difficult book to finish. I was glad I had read the book before I saw the movie.

    September 2, 2012

    • Theresa L.

      im having such a hard time getting into it..i just cant seem to understand what i am reading..i do not like the style at all..the lingo is difficult for me to grasp..

      September 2, 2012

    • susan

      i slogged through about 1/3 of it but i don't really understand it very well either.

      September 2, 2012

  • Shari

    I read 2 or 3 books a week and tried Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
    Just couldn't finish it, don't know why because this is the type of book I like. Will try again and will be at the meeting.

    September 1, 2012

    • Theresa L.

      i just got the book today...it isn't my sort of book at all but i do want to give it a try because i like the discussion group and enjoy the different views they bring to the group..after i read it i may rent the movie..

      September 1, 2012

    • Shari

      I reread the first three chapters and just couldn't get into it. Maybe I will have to rent the movie to understand the book. :)

      September 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Deborah,
    Check out the Upcoming Meetups on the left side for future scheduled book reviews.
    Karen

    September 1, 2012

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