The Constant Gardener

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Frightening, heartbreaking and exquisitely calibrated, John le Carré’s new novel opens with the gruesome murder of the young and beautiful Tessa Quayle near Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, the birthplace of mankind. Her putative African novel and ... Continua
Ha scritto il 19/08/13
Stancante...
..libro inutilmente lungo, oltremodo stancante. C'ho messo un anno a finirlo, la storia appassiona a tratti ma ci sono alcuni capitoli completamente inutili. La storia potrebbe essere una denuncia sull'operato delle case farmaceutiche nei confronti ..." Continua...
Ha scritto il 29/05/11
My expectations too high?
Halfway through, I was getting bored because of the overly detailed descriptions of the inner workings of the international aid community. But this is my first John le Carre book and I really wanted to like it. Unfortunately, the story never really ..." Continua...
  • 1 mi piace
Ha scritto il 09/02/10
SPOILER ALERT
How sad the ending is!
Well, of course I have to admit such an ending is unavoidable, as it is very hard to fight against the System. Yet, it just disappoints me that Justin can't find a way to fight back and get vengeance for Tessa.This is the first le Carre' novel I've ..." Continua...
  • 1 mi piace
Ha scritto il 26/06/09
This was the first novel by Le Carre I have red and I am stunned by how thrilling and exciting it is. Justin's desperate adventure to find out more about his wife is gripping. More importantly, Le Carre balances fiction and reality to describe some ..." Continua...
Ha scritto il 20/08/08
There were long parts of the book that were quite boring, transcripts of interviews that the police in the story did with Tessa's possible killer(s), the head of Three Bees (large drug company), etc. But then there were parts of the book that were ..." Continua...

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