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The Constant Gardener

2 Ratings: 0.0
A book by John le Carre

British diplomat Justin Quayle, complacent raiser of freesias and doting husband of the stunning, much younger Tessa, has tended his own garden in Nairobi too long. Tessa is Justin's opposite, a fiery reformer, "that rarest thing, a lawyer who … see full wiki

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Author: John le Carre
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Scribner
2 reviews about The Constant Gardener
review by . April 28, 2002
So I'm staring down the barrel of a 36-hour plane ride, and wouldn't you know it, I left my book at the hotel. The Airport bookshop, of course, is long on low-end pop fiction and Lord of the Rings colouring-in books, but short on quality reading. But wait! when all seems lost, I spy (ahem) John Le Carre's new book snuggled away in a corner on the bottom shelf by, as if ordered by accident. This is more like it. Smiley. Bearskin-hatted border guards patrolling checkpoints. Espionage. The Constant …
review by . June 19, 2001
A moving love story, an all-too-believable conspiracy, and settings so real you can smell them (Africa, London, Italy, Canada), contribute to the pleasure of Le Carré's latest. But what makes the book a standout is Le Carré's graceful, articulate prose and sharply drawn characters. Le Carré's trademark ability to invest the unspoken with as much meaning as the spoken, to flesh out dialogue with body language and cerebral maneuvering, is in top form here.Although the crumbling of the Cold War sapped …
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