The Honourable Schoolboy

The Honourable Schoolboy

Book - 1977
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Baker & Taylor
George Smiley, of England's Secret Service, goes onto the attack, manipulating old Asian hand Jerry Westerby through the Far East and a tangle of money, defection, passion, loyalty, and love that tests severely Westerby's hitherto unfaltering allegiances

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1977
ISBN: 9780394416458
0394416457
9780143119739
Characteristics: viii, 533 p. ; 22 cm

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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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