I do love John Le Carre He is a great writer.
I lost count of the number of times I fell asleep reading this book. It was disjointed and lacked any action or character development to speak of. After struggling through so much mediocrity, I was even more disappointed to find that the book ended absolutely nowhere. Put this one on your "Skip" list.
Overall quite good. Characters (esp. villains) almost straight out of a Stanley Kubrick film - manic.
Even a writer as gifted as Le Carre can't save weak story. Worth reading just to enjoy the great literary style.
Keep reading even though the different points of view and flashbacks may puzzle you. The author helps you follow the story and the plot will become clear as you read along. Story tension is best..the climax..just before the novel comes to an "end", an ending to be resumed in another book, no doubt, unfortunately. I found the idea of the novel an interesting one b/c of recent news coverage of whistle blowers: why they do it, how they get the info, what happens to them and coverups.
The opening was captivating but I had to quit as the whole plot, purpose, many characters, poor development, and so many more literary worthy books awaiting my reading, I quit half way through.
This book had very little discernible plot nor development of characters. It was extremely difficult to follow and jumped all over the place. I've read books that were in different time eras and were told by different characters from different points of view, but this book was just a jumble. My husband, who reads deeply, abandoned it after some effort.
Kept me turning the pages right upto the final page. What will Toby and Emma do in the sequel?
this started slowly for me, but quickly captured me, and held me captive to the end. and beyond.
This story started great and then became convoluted by the introduction of so many new characters and places that I couldn't follow it, and eventually gave up.
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