The Honourable Schoolboy

The Honourable Schoolboy

Book - 1990
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John le Carré 's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge and have earned him -- and his hero, British Secret Service agent George Smiley -- unprecedented worldwide acclaim. In this classic masterwork, le Carré expands upon his extraordinary vision of a secret world as George Smiley goes on the attack. In the wake of a demoralizing infiltration by a Soviet double agent, Smiley has been made ringmaster of the Circus (aka the British Secret Service). Determined to restore the organization's health and reputation, and bent on revenge, Smiley thrusts his own handpicked operative into action. Jerry Westerby, "The Honourable Schoolboy," is dispatched to the Far East. A burial ground of French, British, and American colonial cultures, the region is a fabled testing ground of patriotic allegiances'and a new showdown is about to begin.
Publisher: London ; Toronto : Hodder & Stoughton, 1990, c1977.
ISBN: 9780670829095
0670829099
Branch Call Number: FIC LeCar
Characteristics: 494 p.

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leiliqian
Nov 23, 2016

much longer and need more patience than tinker tailor book. still a good one.

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buirechain
Aug 26, 2012

I really like the follow up, I'd expected more of a basic takeover from the old regime, have new adventures, but was pleasantly surprised to see the full ramifications of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy carried out--the entire operation has, practically, to be rebuilt, and less trustworthy, less veteran members of the circus must be relied upon.

I think, however, le Carré started to get a bit long winded. Maybe most of the book contributed to the ended, but I couldn't help feeling that some concision would have helped push the reader into the story, and make them care more.

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