John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dies aged 89

John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dies aged 89

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/dec/13/john-le-carre-author-of-tinker-tailor-soldier-spy-dies-aged-89
— Weiterlesen www.theguardian.com/books/2020/dec/13/john-le-carre-author-of-tinker-tailor-soldier-spy-dies-aged-89

R.I.P. — much more than a spy novelist; his knowledge of both human nature and post-WWII international politics was second to none. Fortunately, we’ll always have his books … but I do hope 2020 is finally done with the list of great people it’s taking from us forever.

4 thoughts on “John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dies aged 89

    • ThemisAthena says:

      He will be missed — particularly his voice in the ongoing public debate. I’m not sure I can say I have read “most“ of his books … but I have read many of them (and several of them more than once), and I am now glad I have a sizeable quantity yet to look forward to.

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  1. olganm says:

    I’m not a big reader of spy novels, but his characters and his knowledge were remarkable. I look forward to reading more of his books in English (I had read a few in their Spanish translations). Stay well.

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