Monday, 17 June 2013

the honourable schoolboy

I finished The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carre at the start of May. It was okay, but not good enough to make me want to read the third of the well-known Smiley trilogy. I found it heavy going, and just not interesting enough. I'd preferred Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, though it was pretty convoluted, perhaps because it was much more London-based. But it wasn't as good as the first one of his I'd read, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, which was much better. I'm not sure I'll read any more le Carre; if I do, it'll be from the earlier stuff (some of which, it turns out, also features Smiley).