Call for the Dead

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Hodder & Stoughton, Oct 16, 2008 - Fiction - 300 pages
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It was less an interview than an amiable conversation over a walk in the park. George Smiley had been sent to speak to a high-ranking civil servant after an anonymous tip-off that he was a security risk. It was a formality - and the two men liked each other. Why then, did it apparently drive the poor man to despair? And why was he found dead the next day, the victim of an unnecessary suicide?

Call for the Dead launched John le Carré's unparalleled career as a novelist and introduces one of fiction's most famous spies - George Smiley, who is both brilliant and unremarkable.

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User Review  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

This was le Carré's first published novel and also marks the debut of George Smiley. Even in this book, published in 1961, Smiley is already world weary, and tarnished, bowed down by the pressures of ... Read full review

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User Review  - payam-tommy - LibraryThing

It's good enough for someone's first novel. but i have to read another novels by le Carré. first pages were a little slow, but it got better in middle of the book. worth for reading Read full review

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About the author (2008)

John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, secured him a wide reputation which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY and SMILEY`S PEOPLE. His other novels include THE CONSTANT GARDENER, ABSOLUTE FRIENDS and THE MISSION SONG. A MOST WANTED MAN is his twentieth novel.

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