The Looking Glass War (George Smiley Series)

The Looking Glass War (George Smiley Series)

by John le Carré
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The Looking Glass War (George Smiley Series) by John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy;Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.

"You are either good or bad, and both are dangerous."

It would have been an easy job for the Circus: a can of film couriered from Helsinki to London. In the past the Circus handled all things political, while the Department dealt with matters military. But the Department has been moribund since the War, its resources siphoned away. Now, one of their agents is dead, and vital evidence verifying the presence of Soviet missiles near the West German border is gone. John Avery is the Department's younger member and its last hope. Charged with handling Fred Leiser, a German-speaking Pole left over from the War, Avery must infiltrate the East and restore his masters' former glory.

John le Carre's The Looking Glass War is a scorching portrayal of misplaced loyalties and innocence lost.

With an introduction by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143122593
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Series: George Smiley Series , #4
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 76,888
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author John le Carré (A Delicate Truth and Spy Who Came in from the Cold) was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall

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The Looking Glass War: Smiley Series, Book 4 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 8 days ago
Had some difficulty following the plot!
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OldguyVA More than 1 year ago
I re-read this book after many, many years--this time on my NOOK--and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, I'm sure I enjoyed it more now than when it first came out. It's an easy read and not nearly as long and involved as his later novels.
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Russell_Kirk More than 1 year ago
Excellent writing; le Carre plots always are convoluted keeping the suspense.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite John le Carre's reputation as a writer of cracking spy dramas, I found 'The Looking Glass War' disappointing. There is too much detail, too many twists of phrase, too much cuteness altogether. I was reminded of watching a film with the sound way off sync. In too many instances, I had to fight Carre for his meaning. I will persist to the end of the book, because the tale seems absorbing enough, but I am not looking forward to the mental struggle.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this one was disappointing. the short part I set up what i expected to be a twisted journey, lecarre style. instead, there was way too much superficial description of the characters who didn't do much, and thus, nothing really happens in this book that qualifies as interesting. i love lecarre's writing style but besides style--this book has nothing else to offer. read The Spy Who Came Out from the Cold instead.