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To: afraidfortherepublic

I read the novel by John le Carré many years ago. I read most his novels, and found them boring - no action. They were all somewhat confusing in identifying the characters in my opinion. I finally gave up and started reading Robert Ludlum.


9 posted on 01/07/2012 8:28:33 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Wel, when I start trying to read my watch in the middle of the movie, you can tell that my attention has strayed.


10 posted on 01/07/2012 8:34:13 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Red_Devil 232; afraidfortherepublic

***I read the novel by John le Carré many years ago. I read most his novels, and found them boring - no action.***

Years ago, 1966 to be exact, I saw THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, a top notch movie made to show that spy work is not all James Bond. It is the only time I ever fell asleep while trying to watch it in the movie theater. Bo-ring.


19 posted on 01/07/2012 9:31:00 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Red_Devil 232

“I read most his novels, and found them boring - no action.”

Hubby and I listen to audio books in the car. We tried Smiley’s People, which I realize was probably not the best place to start. We gave up on it, hubby was almost falling asleep while driving and listening to it.

The scene where Smiley goes to visit the old lady spy was just coma-inducing.

We also listened to “the Tourist” by Olen Steinhauer. That was pretty good but it has a most disheartening endings and I HATE THAT.

Really all these spy novels seem to be more about intra-agency betrayal than anything else.

No wonder we lack good intel on our enemies, all our spys are spying on one another.


21 posted on 01/08/2012 12:11:38 AM PST by jocon307
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