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Le Carré’s ‘Most Wanted Man’ reinforces the unbearable hardness of being

December 11, 2012

By Matthew E. Milliken
MEMwrites.wordpress.com
Dec. 11, 2012

Le Carré’s 20th book, A Most Wanted Man, came out in 2008. I have had it for years. But I put it down at least once, finding myself unable to get past the opening pages.

Some days ago, I embarked anew upon this book, which I understand is being made into a movie. And it wasn’t long before I fell in love with A Most Wanted Man.

That’s what I wrote the other week in this post about three books that I started reading but could not bear to finish. (Not so incidentally: Le Carré’s first name is John. It’s a pen name, as you’ll soon see.)

Well, the other day, I finished it. First, two more excerpts from the post; then, additional impressions based on my full reading of the novel.  Read the rest of this entry »

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