It is also the centre book of a trilogy and unlike others which have lot of filler and are bland compared to the 1st and last books, this is almost a stand alone novel. These are, effectively, murder mysteries dressed up in espionage clothing. Any book requiring so much flogging of myself to finish it is probably not a book I should have chosen. Cela lui expliqua, comme rien d'autre n'aurait pu le faire, les paradoxes de sa personnalité : ses rêves de prisonnière, ses identités d'emprunt qui étaient comme autant de déguisements lui permettant d'échapper pour un moment à son destin. Comme un collégien, deuxième volet de la «trilogie des Smiley», est un des romans les plus riches que le Carré nous ait donnés. George Smiley, Toby Esterhase, Roy Bland, Ricki Tarr. That said,there is no intrigue of the previous book.
I doubt that I shall choose to read another by this author. So this is far more than mere 'espionage'. He has the passion and idealism which the bitter and deflated Leamas completely lacked; he is the ideal sort of 'reckless' figure to support a 'journey-narrative' as LeCarre gives us here. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good spy novel, or interested in the events that shook Southeast Asia and the world in the mid 1970s. Smiley rebuilds the shattered agency and hurls it into the fray. The writing is not that great for there to be so much of it.
The Honourable Schoolboy, second in the Karla Trilogy, coming after Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and before Smiley's People, is all a Crime noir been given its due, with Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Knowing what happens in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy helps understand why the London office is dysfunctional and essentially broken. I was wondering why I kept thinking of and , and why I was overcome with this desire to read. Elle décrit des investigations dirigées depuis Londres et qui doivent être respectées sur place, en Asie. There is all manner of foiled schemes and collapsed lives; abandoned hopes and tainted ideologies. Yes, Karla is mentioned as linked to the spies being chased but with no other role whatsoever.
Dans The West Wing les situations sont souvent très complexes, problème économique, politique, environnemental. Yet it is my favourite by far. Ca dépend de votre véhicule. Pound-for-pound in any one-on-one matchup versus any other 'stand-alone' title it has no peer. The psychological contrasts of these two characters are central to the story's development and conclusion.
Elegant and masterly throughout, the book has what may be le Carre's best-written scene, surely his most human, so of course it happens in a living room, Smiley's visit to Lizzie Worth's parents. The plot was set in Hong Kong, so what could be more appropriate, and initially I was quite gripped by the characters and potential story. Most of this appears less appetising now. Oh that's wonderful and practically thrown away in the middle of a paragraph. » Et, au final, pour bien profitez de ce magnifique roman d'aventures, ne vous conduisez pas….
The book is full of such delights: everything from tiny foreign airline lounges to fashion shows to opium dens have an air of truth to them. Echappant à l'espace confiné des bureaux où les services secrets livrent leur obscur combat, Comme un collégien, deuxième volet de la «trilogie de Karla», est un des romans les plus riches que le Carré nous ait donnés. They said he found her in the town: whore again. There are large passages of inaction throughout. It is definitely an operational story, following an offensive by the Circus aimed at capturing a high-ranking Soviet agent. The story itself is involved and clearly a part of a larger and long I tried so very hard to like this book, I really did.
Smiley rebuilds the shattered agency and hurls it into the fray. Milliardaires chinois, hommes de main, trafiquants d'opium, pilotes d'avion casse-cou, petites mains de l'espionnage, militaires corrompus, correspondants de guerre qui s'agitent dans des villes assiégées Phnom Penh, Battambang, Vientiane ou Saïgon. However, it also takes us to other parts of Asia and there are a few side-trips to London where George Smiley has been doing everything possible to pull together a stronger team after exposing the mole Russia had planted high in the ranks of the Circus. The United States of America has just applied to join the club of second-class powers, of which I understand your own fine nation to be chairman, president, and oldest member. The story takes place between 1974 and 1975, and Westerby visits Phnom Penh, Battambang, Saigon, and Vientiane, witnessing life in these cities under siege on the very brink of the Communist victories.
Son adversaire, c'est Karla, nom de code de l'officier traitant soviétique, qui a conçu le plan aboutissant à la ruine du Cirque. The second main character is Jerry Westerby, the 'honourable schoolboy' of the title, and the Circus's man on the ground in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. No one does atmosphere like le Carre, and that's further evident when the author takes us to Cambodia-under-fire at the end of the Vietnam war, then up country to northern Thailand where Westerby is on the trail of Ricardo, an absent aviator and romantic rival. I love this book and highly recommend it. In the preface he acknowledges the assistance of people in Hong Kong and it is obvious that he took in a lot when re researched the novel.