A Perfect Spy

A Perfect Spy

Book - 1986
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John le Carre's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim. Immersing readers in two parallel dramas -- one about the making of a spy, the other chronicling his seemingly imminent demise -- le Carre offers one of his richest and most morally resonant novels. Magnus Pym -- son of Rick, father of Tom, and a successful career officer of British Intelligence -- has vanished, to the dismay of his friends, enemies, and wife. Who is he? Who was he? Who owns him? Who trained him? Secrets of state are at risk. As the truth about Pym gradually emerges, the reader joins Pym's pursuers to explore the unsettling life and motives of a man who fought the wars he inherited with the only weapons he knew, and so became a perfect spy.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1986.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780394551418
0394551419
9780140092295
0140092293
9780553264562
0553264567
Characteristics: 475 p. ; 24 cm.

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PearlyBaker
Sep 14, 2017

I hadn't even heard of this chap before last week when Terry Gross called him the quintessential spy novelist and ex member of MI6. I might could be a little intrigued by everything he writes about: spies, conspiracies and cultural and regional lingo. A British lass from Pony Club had me from her first sentence, "Mind the cones." I've been using "mind the..." ever since. We now know building 7 fell at free fall speed on 9/11 with nano thermite found everywhere in an obvious controlled demolition. This false flag event and Hegelian dialectic in addition to spy intelligence got us into never ending wars based on yellah cake and other fake news propagated by the weaponized media. It's almost as if the system is made to feed, protect and constantly kill for the empire whose storied (if not phony) creation myth came ordained by the Lord himself. You'll have to forgive me if I'm not really into a God who ordains genocide.

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e_long
Dec 08, 2010

If you want to know how complicated life can be when you're a spy, check this one out!

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