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A Delicate Truth

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

A Delicate Truth is a total joy to read. Classic in style while

A Delicate Truth is a total joy to read. Classic in style while remaining current with wonderful characters as only le Carre can create.

The exploration of ' soldiers for hire' supported financially by wealthy political blocs with an agenda is fascinating and the...
A Delicate Truth is a total joy to read. Classic in style while remaining current with wonderful characters as only le Carre can create.

The exploration of ' soldiers for hire' supported financially by wealthy political blocs with an agenda is fascinating and their collaboration with duplicitous politicians elected to 'serve' from both sides of the ocean is perfection. As always le Carre has a deft understanding of the capacity for those in power to justify anything and for those who serve to be outraged and sometimes do something. I know I will read this again as I have so many of le Carre's creations, just to savor his style and descriptive sentences -such beautiful sentences- that make one go back just to taste them again !

posted by Betty_V on May 28, 2013

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Yet again, many of the ratings, good and bad, are by texters vis

Yet again, many of the ratings, good and bad, are by texters visiting among themselves. None of them reflect actual readers views. To give a book 5 stars or 1 star just because you have to rate to review, is ridiculous. It's time BN starts taking this book review pag...
Yet again, many of the ratings, good and bad, are by texters visiting among themselves. None of them reflect actual readers views. To give a book 5 stars or 1 star just because you have to rate to review, is ridiculous. It's time BN starts taking this book review page seriously and reviews the 'reviews' before they are posted. Everyone - start flagging the texters as 'not helpful' and report the review as off topic or inappropriate content.

posted by Anonymous on July 17, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    A Delicate Truth is a total joy to read. Classic in style while

    A Delicate Truth is a total joy to read. Classic in style while remaining current with wonderful characters as only le Carre can create.

    The exploration of ' soldiers for hire' supported financially by wealthy political blocs with an agenda is fascinating and their collaboration with duplicitous politicians elected to 'serve' from both sides of the ocean is perfection. As always le Carre has a deft understanding of the capacity for those in power to justify anything and for those who serve to be outraged and sometimes do something. I know I will read this again as I have so many of le Carre's creations, just to savor his style and descriptive sentences -such beautiful sentences- that make one go back just to taste them again !

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2013

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    This is a fabulous read. If you like well-plotted novels with me

    This is a fabulous read. If you like well-plotted novels with memorable characters, you'll love this book. Le Carre has never been better. Dale

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2013

    a fine le Carre

    le Carre
    returns to the yarns and convoluted stories which we so much enjoy. His characters are believable and true to form . There are no great surprises but a warm feeling of a good read .

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    Exceptional.  Would that our elected leaders would read it.

    Exceptional.  Would that our elected leaders would read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Return to fine form This is Le Carré's best novel since The Cons

    Return to fine form
    This is Le Carré's best novel since The Constant Gardener. He is my favorite contemporary writer, and I read all his books. In my opinion, Le Carré's output was somewhat erratic in late 80s and 90s, as the Cold War ended. Still fine novels, interesting reads, but not on par with his Smiley classics of 1970s. Then, Le Carré had a hit in The Constant Gardener - his best novel, I think, since The Little Drummer Girl. It was followed by a number of rather less enticing stories. And now, finally, A Delicate Truth: edgy, well-constructed, spot-on story of post-recession, post-privacy, post-democracy world of corporate power that we live in. This is just as relevant as The Constant Gardener was 12 years ago and, if anything, is even better laid out, but just as chillingly realistic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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