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Tion but it is a trudge to get to those good parts And I m very much left wondering how the man who wrote The Spy Who Came In From The Cold r Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has now managed to write such a poor spooks versus Russians yarn Le Carre enters the world The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told: Seventeen Incredible Tales of the Russian mafia and global money laundering in this tense perfectly paced page turner The premise is stretching credibility a bit far with a young English couplen holiday in Antigua Perry and Gail befriended by a Russian Dina seeking asylum in Britain in exchange for inside information into black financial perations and the involvement f key members Cómo ligar con esa chica que tanto te gusta y a la que le gusta otro of the British establishment The result is an unlikely unauthorised deploymentf Perry and Gail to bring the Russian in with the help Death Threat of copted members f the Service This takes us to Paris for the 2009 French Open final between Federer and Soderberg and then to SwitzerlandAlthough there were several possibilities I didn t foresee how all this skulduggery would end and I was captivated until the final sentence So why not 5 stars I ve complained before about the recurring character in Le Carre s books the middle aged disaffected spy with a messed up private life I thought we were avoiding him this time but he still appears in a slightly younger version than usual in Luke Is MI6 full f these men r is it a character Le Carre relates to so much that he keeps reintroducing him I hope it s the latter A strong 4 stars He s still the master spy novelist in my pinion If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewCalvinist at Prayer Our Kind f Traitor by John Le Carr riginal review 2010About a third Porter Rockwell: A Biography of the way through Our Kindf Traitor I sat back and reflected Satire on the elegancef the prose and the grace and ease with which the narrative moved back and forth through time and two words came inescapably to mind Joseph Conrad I can t believe after all the le Carr novels I had already read at that point that this was the first time the comparison ever Deflower the Boss occurred to me but there it is Perry and Gail a 20 something professional couple are vacationing in Antigua when they are forcefully befriended by a money laundering Russian mobster Dima and his extended entourage Dima wants asylum in Britain for himself and his family in exchange for evidence incriminating his co conspirators in European high society and the British parliament Perry and Gail take their story to the British Secret Service who improbably put them to work getting the issue resolvedThe problem with the novel isn t spy clich s If you read genre fiction you are well acuainted with the clich s and have made your peace with them They do not hamper your reading mostf the time The problem isn t staleness The problem is badness This just isn t a well written novel It is profoundly boring There is very little actual action much Hebrew magic amulets of it is taken up with Perry and Gail recounting to the Brits what Dima has told them and then the Brits listening to Dima s audiotapes and watching secret videotapes This is followed by a long section involving internecine power struggles in the spy management apparatusver how to deal with Dima Everything seems to be at a remove from any action until a scene at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris where Gail Perry Dima and Dima s criminal posse and associates all watch Roger Federer duke it ut with Robin Soderling for the 2009 French Open championship Even this scene is uite boring What tension there is is limited to about the last 10 pages and a dramatic ending I was mystified by the constant switching between past and present tense sometimes even within paragraphs Overall the book had a lazy phoned in feel It struck him as a bit unfair that at the age f eight he should have manifested the same sense Being There of solitude that haunted him at forty three John le Carr Our Kindf TraitorMaybe 35 I liked it "than I was to Reminded me in a lot هذه بلادنا: الجواء of waysf Single Single It was a "I was prepared to Reminded me in a lot Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom of waysf Single Single It was a morality tale in a world lacking morality Like most f le Carr s post Sovietpost Cold War spy novels the real play here is not East v West THAT is just a side show the real conflict is ALL internal William Faulkner s famous uote from his Nobel Prize speech that the human heart in conflict with itself is the nly thing worth writing about regardless f the genre seems to perfectly capture le Carr But le Carr doesn t just use that idea with people he uses that idea with institutions Secret Intelligence Service and with whole cou. 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This was a fast paced thriller from the Le Carre cannon I enjoyed the writing style but parts f it seemed convoluted and forced It didn t seem to have the natural flow that Le Carre s stories usually haveBut reading this was also bittersweet As f this time this was the last Le Carre book I had to read Now that I have read all the fiction it is time to wait to see if he surprises us with ne Not at the level f The Spy Who Came in From the Cold r the Smiley series but still very very good and "Better Than Most Of The "than most f the that le Carre has written since the end The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD of the cold war What s great about it His effortless plotting and his thorough knowledgef the amorality f the world s politics It was a thrilling read I devoured it ver a period f two days and was sorry when it came to an end For my taste there were too many pages f slangy conversation as exposition and not nearly enough soaring passages f bleak prose at which le Carre is unparalleled Too much show not enough tellStill second tier le Carre is still better than the vast majority f espionage writers working today I gave it Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse only four stars because his earlier books are masterpiecesf literature not just masterpieces Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations of literary espionage description Perry and Gail are idealistic and very much in love when they splurgen a tennis vacation at a posh beach resort in Antigua But the charm begins to pall when a big time Russian money launderer enlists their help to defect In exchange for amnesty Dima is ready to rat ut his vory Russian criminal brotherhood compatriots and expose corruption throughout the so called legitimate financial and political worlds Soon the guileless couple find themselves pawns in a deadly endgame whose utcome will be determined by the victor f the British Secret Service s ruthless internecine battlesAn implausible plotline including money laundering a bank n Cyprus and the Russian mafiaoh wait This novel marks a return The Stringbean Murders of sorts for le Carr Firstly it s a return to the topicf Russia something that has been absent from the last few books he has written It s also a return to his highly stylized narrative his great dialog and decent characterization all أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع of which were absent from his previous novel A Most Wanted Man However what remains is still what I call an activist novel which is pretty much what le Carr s last five novels have all been about But this time it has been muted a bit and the plot takes a predominant role Le Carr gets a lotf things right in this novel and I think many long time fans will be pleased There were however two items that disappointed me One involved a subplot regarding the money launderer s daughter which could easily have been edited Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, out Thether is that le Carr has pretty much ended his last five novels the same way I think it s high "Time For Him To "for him to us something a little different as it s getting a little predictable now I say give this The Sporty Game one a try It s good and you won t be disappointed Really I can t say enough about the narrative and dialog It s worth the read for that alone It s also interesting to read a fewf the newspaper articles that are being mentioned with reference to this novel just to see how close to reality le Carr really is with this plot Well this doesn t just seem to be The Worst Novel Le Carr Has Ever Written it actually jumps Well this doesn t just seem to be The Worst Novel Le Carr Has Ever Written it actually jumps and down and demands the titleIt s American Yakuza II odd that an author who has spent half a century writing suspenseful and intelligent thrillers should now producene so lacking in suspense Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders or interest Certainly it seems unusual that when the author returns to whatnce was his pet subject machinations concerning Russia he should create a work so lacking in insight Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise or depth But than that it s baffling that Le Carr can suddenly have forgotten everything he ever knew about dramatic momentum and hooking a reader s interestMaybe partf the problem is the author s age he does turn eighty this year after all as he never really seems to grasp the young twenty something London couple at the centre Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing of Our Kindf Traitor It s possible that the generation gap is now so large that he finds it difficult to get into the mindset Blood Love of peoplef that age group But then the ther characters in this book be they spooks r villains types Le Carr has proved repeatedly that he knows also struggle to appear in anything than two dimensions It s not a totally terrible novel as Le Carr cannot make it through a book without producing the 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Ntries The modern world is a world in conflict with itself God is dead But maybe just maybe He still listens to all your phone calls still reads all your text messages and despite all the past promises made He might just decide to screw you in the end dima mightn t exactly in the end Dima mightn t exactly been spoiled for choice when it came to selecting a messenger confessor r prisoner s friend r whatever it was that Perry has been appointed r had appointed himself She d always known there was a slumbering romantic in him waiting to be woken when selfless dedication was DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting onffer and if there was a whiff f danger in the air so much the better When people are in desperate straits and in need f help from a stranger they scan the faces around them for something in their features to reassure them intuitively that this person is the ne most likely to render aid In the case f Dima the face he decides to entrust his life belongs to Peregrine Makepiece Perry an Oxford academic and his barrister wife Gail are Civil rights, tool of communist deception on vacation in Antigua They are there during theff season to keep the cost f the trip within the means f their cash strapped budget Dima is a force Cutthroat of nature a whirling dervishf expansive energy and surrounded by an entourage An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims of family friends and bulky men with heavy hands and dead eyes Dima challenges Perry to a tennis match but this game isn t about footfalls and line calls Oh no it is a much dangerous sportf international intrigue Dima has found by complete chance the perfect man to shoulder the burden The Claiming of the Shrew of his problems He is a money launderer notnly for the Russian mafia but as it turns Summoned out a bag man for high ranking British politicians Lotsf dirty Russian money is about to be moved through British banks and Dima knows the players the method and the rigin f the money He has suddenly become a huge liability to powerful men in Russia and Great Britain who simply have too much to lose to take a chance n being exposed Perry is left leaning suspicious f his government but still patriotic A man who has waited his whole life to step into the subterfuge Baghdad, Mon Amour: A Journey of Exile and Return of a Graham Greene novel Dima needs him to help him broker a deal with MI6 and something in Perry s romantic soul lights up like the London Eye Perry knows a guy who knows a guy and the flash drive that Dima palmsff to him to tempt MI6 makes its way through the labyrinth Dead Inside offfices until it lands n the desk f someone who finds Dima s information intriguing enough to pursue Perry thinks he s done his bit That s it You re The Taste of Spruce Gum on yourwn I am therefore I don t spy He is wrong Dima insists that Perry must stay involved In a business rife with lies double crosses and deceptions Dima can t and shouldn t trust the spies at MI6 Dima s primary concern is the safety f his family but to MI6 that is definitely a secondary concern Perry and "Gail Both Find Themselves In Over Their "both find themselves in ver their but they also find themselves caring about the fate She Stoops to Conquer of Dima and his family and their faith in theirwn government will be sorely tested in the process One thing I really enjoyed about this story was the way Perry and Gail pooled their intelligence keeping each Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile other informed and both contributed fairly eually to the process I think there are too few examples in literaturef couples being real partners in life This is not a top tier Le Carre but the chances f him writing a masterpiece that would rival his early "Work Is Improbable Regardless "is improbable Regardless is still writing spy thrillers that are better than 90% f his supposed competition The negative reviews I ve seen The Dandy and Lady Penelope of his later work are frankly doing him a disservice and not giving him enough credit for writing intelligent but maybe breezier books than what he did earlier in his career The 2016 Ewan McGregor movie has the same basic plot as the book There are some annoying changes They move the setting from Antigua to Morocco which iskay They make Perry a lousy tennis player where in the book he is a really good tennis player I actually like that aspect f his character It makes the whole tennis match between him and Dima much intriguing in the book Most f the changes are irritating to this John Le Carre fan but do not hamper my Multi-Family Therapy overall enjoymentf the movie I would definitely recommend reading the book before watching the movie Le Carre still has a deft hand with prose and building intrigue that movies struggle to replicate If you wish to see National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger 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