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NPR on le Carré Great Novel

Posted November 04, 2011

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John Powers of NPR's Fresh Air remembers his experience with John le Carré's novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, and he came to decide that this tale of George Smiley and the Circus was "the greatest Spy Story Ever Told." Albeit it took him awhile to transition from his love of Bond, Powers eventually came to love le Carré. "His masterpiece was 1974's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy -- not merely the greatest spy novel ever written, but the source of a 1979 BBC adaptation that's the greatest spy show ever made. In anticipation of a new film version that's coming out in a few weeks -- the story, you see, is irresistible...."