A new hardcover edition of the book Graham Greene called “the best spy story I have ever read.” On its publication in 1964, John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold forever changed the landscape of spy fiction. Le Carré combined the inside ...
ction. Le Carré combined the inside knowledge of his years in British intelligence with the skills of the best novelists to produce a story as taut as it is twisting, unlike any previously experienced, which transports anyone who reads it back to the shadowy years in the early 1960s, when the Berlin Wall went up and the Cold War came to life.The Spy Who Came in From the Cold was hailed as a classic as soon as it was published, and it remains one today.
Not exactly my type of thing, but it was worth trying: a perfectly built web of intrigue, that keeps the reader in a constant state of anxiety, along the twisting evolutions of a great and astonishing plot.