Archives for posts with tag: John le Carre


THE NIGHT SESSIONS A near-future police procedural in which the characters and their conversations easily overtake the plot as the main attractions.


THE SPY WHO CAME INTO THE COLD perhaps the most famous, and rightly so, spy novel ever written,  featuring le Carre at the top of his game, and is easily as good as I remember it from a decade ago.


“What we want is not authenticity; it is credibility. In order to be credible, you have to dress the thing in clothes of authenticity.”

John le Carre speaking about writing in the Paris Review