'Smiley's People" has all the le Carre touches' -- Sunday Telegraph An enormously skilled and satisfying work -- Newsweek An achievement of subtlety and power of which few novelists would be capable. It is the best single thing le Carr has done -- Financial Times--This text refers to an alternateHardcoveredition.
Le Carre picks up the thread of Smiley's pursuit of Karla as it was at the end of Tinker, Tailer . . . , the first book in the series, with barely a reference to the second. And like the first, this is a return to the spare, taut writing that makes Le Carre's best writing classic, without the overplotting and "literary" touches that marred the second. Le Carre writes with omnipresent omniscience, getting in every character's head, selectively, sometimes pulling the story forward, … more