Oct 17 2009

A Most Wanted Person

Published by at 11:37 am under Books

by John Le Carre

This is the first Le Carre book that I’ve read in a while. I loved his early books, but once the real Cold War ended he lost his most fitting subject and focus. This book uses his best playing field, Germany filled with western intelligence services, in a ‘war on terror’ setting (Boy, I hate the expression ‘war on terror’). The story is strong on painting a picture of the people at the lower levels of intelligence whereas the bosses are stereotypes. I enjoyed the first two thirds or so but then it began to peter out and get predictable.
Enjoyable read for me, but not highly recommended. If you’ve enjoyed his early books, you’ll probably enjoy this one.

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