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Raging Biblioholism

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Although it's a little slow at the start and certainly confusing for at least the first half, it lives up to its billing as the best spy novel ever written. The tension hums like an off-key note in the back of your hearing, the characters are all so wound up and British that you feel like they're going to explode at any moment, and the plot never quite gives itself away. It's brilliant stuff and I'm actually bumping my BookClub book back so that I can finish the Karla trilogy - because I'll be damned if I have to wait to find out what, exactly, is going to happen between Smiley and that mysterious Russian counterpart of his. More thoughts on tone, form, and tension at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-je