The Guardian Reading group: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carre
This month The Guardian are focusing on Bestsellers. The votes have been counted and the book under discussion is John Le Carré’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. (check the library catalogue : http://goo.gl/ldyfu
The enduring novel by one of the greatest storytellers.
George Smiley, who is a troubled man of infinite compassion, is also a single-mindedly ruthless adversary as a spy.
The scene which he enters is a Cold War landscape of moles and lamplighters, scalp-hunters and pavement artists, where men are turned, burned or bought for stock. Smiley’s mission is to catch a Moscow Centre mole burrowed thirty years deep into the Circus itself.