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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Submitted by Druss on Wed, 2012-09-05 10:11

Ah! The joys of reading a well-written spy thriller. TTSS shows that it's not really the James Bonds that keep the world running, but the 'M's. The story is loosely based on Kim Philby and the Cambridge Five who were contemporaries of the author, John Le Carré as a member of MI6. The book is a riveting realistic read and a large part of it is dedicated to the hero, George Smiley, asking for files to be brought to him, asking for files to be stolen for him, and understandably, spending his time with his nose buried in said files.

I would rate this higher if not for a couple of holes and the silly cliché of the cigarette lighter.