Call for the Dead
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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