Friday, August 21, 2015

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold



Title
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
Author
John Le Carré
Call Number
PR6062.E33 A6 1979
Location
2nd Floor Humanities
Rating
Highly Recommended
Book Review
For anyone interested in reading a spy novel that is all about deception and clever espionage rather than James Bond-style action, this book is a great choice. It centers on Alec Leamus, an aging British operative deeply engaged with the operations within the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). You can never quite tell with Leamus whether his disgruntled demeanor is all part of his espionage or if he is truly burned out. His character becomes more fascinating as the plot thickens and his personal sacrifices in the name of duty become increasingly profound. Like the agents in the story, the reader is always trying to piece together the complete picture, and that is what will likely get you hooked.
Submitted By
Taylor Greene
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries
Status
Staff

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