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Our Kind of Traitor

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Loved it

Read all his books and this newest one is just as evolutionary as the others. Different tack in writing but rewarding in so many ways. He's not the kind of author you can count on to be steady as it goes. He is always stretching and testing and ultimately rewarding his ...
Read all his books and this newest one is just as evolutionary as the others. Different tack in writing but rewarding in so many ways. He's not the kind of author you can count on to be steady as it goes. He is always stretching and testing and ultimately rewarding his readers.

posted by Johnette on January 9, 2011

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13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

In the tale, and I fear in real life, in this world of secrecy, the end justifies the means regardless of the consequences and the means are often highly questionable with the results being even more so.

Our Kind Of Traitor, John Le Carre
I read an advanced uncorrected proof. The book is written with some lighthearted humor and a great deal of suspense. Until the final pages, I was really not sure of the outcome or even the actual nature of the plot! However, I could n...
Our Kind Of Traitor, John Le Carre
I read an advanced uncorrected proof. The book is written with some lighthearted humor and a great deal of suspense. Until the final pages, I was really not sure of the outcome or even the actual nature of the plot! However, I could not stop reading it, so psychologically, the writing style worked for me. I wanted to keep reading even though the details sometimes became overbearing and the path to the plot, often indecipherable. I needed to find out the conclusion.
A young British couple, on a much deserved vacation, hoping to define their own relationship and decide on whether or not their future is with each other, unwittingly meet a master money launderer and stumble into a secret financial crisis which involves them into the hidden world of British spies and the Russian mob.
The book is very timely as it takes place in the present day with mention of current politicians and events that have recently occurred. The mystery itself evolves around the current financial crisis. It is, however, very fragmented and, as I wrote, until the final pages, the entire plot is not exposed. Although there is some finality, in the conclusion, there are still many questions about some of the characters, that remain unanswered and are left for the reader to decide. It made me wonder if perhaps there would be a sequel.
Our Kind Of Traitor is a tale of corrupt politicians, spy organizations that manipulate information for their own benefit, criminals and criminal governments, lies, payoffs, murder and mayhem, bribes, manipulation and coercion, really dirty politics, cheating and government-sponsored mobs.

posted by thewanderingjew on August 9, 2010

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    Loved it

    Read all his books and this newest one is just as evolutionary as the others. Different tack in writing but rewarding in so many ways. He's not the kind of author you can count on to be steady as it goes. He is always stretching and testing and ultimately rewarding his readers.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    As expected from this author

    I use audio books on long driving trips; this was a perfect listen.

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  • Posted November 1, 2010

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    At the top of his game

    John le Carre has always been one of my favorite authors & his latest novel, "Our Kind of Traitor" does not disappoint. I find it amazing that he can continue to come up with different plots within the espionage genre. Very clever analogy between the game of tennis & the game of spying. Keep them coming David John Moore Cornwell.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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