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According to amazon.com, Graham Greene called it the “finest spy story ever written.”  “In an act of literary spycraft, Le Carre had smuggled a great human drama inside a pulp paperback. He helped invent a new kind of novel, the literary thriller, and devised one to speak to the anxious pace, global scale and deadly stakes of 20th century geopolitics. Spy and the books that followed it, notably those starring the fictional spymaster George Smiley, laid bare the ticking watchwork of power and subterfuge that underlies our daily lives and established Le Carre as one of the principal fictional chroniclers of modern politics.” -Lev Grossman, www.time.com  And see the excellent film starring Richard Burton. 

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