Thursday, September 14, 2006

The best (and worst) of John le Carré

Peter Millar, who reviews thrillers for the Times (London), came up with a list of the best and the worst of John le Carré's novels.

The best:
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The best spy novel written, and certainly the most literary. Read the first chapter again if you don’t understand the ending. In fact, read it again anyway.
The worst:
The Naive and Sentimental Lover
No, don’t. A love story and an exotic aberration. Only for those who want to read the complete canon.
Click here to read about the titles that come in between.

--Marshal Zeringue