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by John Le Carre


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Our Kind of Traitor is a 2016 British spy thriller film directed by Susanna White and written by Hossein Amini, adapted from John le Carré's novel of the same name. Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis, and Alicia von Rittberg, the film was released in the United Kingdom on 13 May 2016 by Lionsgate

Our Kind of Traitor book. For nearly half a century, John le Carré's limitless imagination has enthralled millions of readers and moviegoers around the globe.

Our Kind of Traitor book. From the cold war to the bitter fruits of colonialism to unrest in the Middle East, he has reinvented the spy novel again and again. Now, le Carré makes his Viking debut with a stunning tour-de- force that only a craftsman of his caliber could pen.

History has dealt John le Carré two problems since his elevation to Graham Greene-like . Perry Makepiece and Gail Perkins, an innocent couple dragged into the world of crime and the security services in Our Kind of Traitor, Le Carré's 22nd novel, are two such figures

History has dealt John le Carré two problems since his elevation to Graham Greene-like status as a respected bestseller writer and national treasure during the 1980s. One of these was the end of the cold war, which had provided the context for his two best novels, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963) and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974). Perry Makepiece and Gail Perkins, an innocent couple dragged into the world of crime and the security services in Our Kind of Traitor, Le Carré's 22nd novel, are two such figures. Perry is a conscience-ridden leftist, born in the late 1970s, who teaches English at Oxford; Gail, his girlfriend, is a rising young barrister.

John Le Carre is one of the best known writers of spy thrillers today

John Le Carre is one of the best known writers of spy thrillers today. The recent successful, award winning film and TV adaptations of his works ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy‘, ‘A Most Wanted Man’ and ‘. .he Night Manager‘ have cemented his place as a genius of the genre

Our Kind of Traitor: A N.has been added to your Cart. The author has always produced fascinating characters for his books. The English couple who encounter the Russian gangster while they are on vacation were intriguing.

Our Kind of Traitor: A N. they were concerned about the Russian's children. I admired their dedication while realizing that I probably would have taken a pass. They were subjected to intense grilling by shadowy members of the British intelligence community who also seemed to have an altruistic agenda.

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In John le Carré's electrifying novel Our Kind of Traitor, innocents abroad are drawn into the darkest recesses of the financial world. Britain is in the depths of recession. A left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch.

Now, le Carré provides a stunning tour-de-force that only a craftsman of his caliber could pen. As menacing and flawlessly paced as The Little Drummer Girl and as morally complex as The Constant Gardener, Our Kind of Traitor is signature le Carré. Perry and Gail are idealistic and very much in love when they splurge on a tennis vacation at a posh beach resort in Antigua. But the charm begins to pall when a big-time Russian money launderer enlists their help to defect.

"A remarkable book by the master. Reading it is a great experience". (Henning Mankell, "Daily Telegraph"). An English couple, Perry and Gail, are taking an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain's Intelligence Establishment. "Chilling and astute...In "Our Kind of Traitor", there is not a hair out of place...le Carre has done it again for our nasty new age". ("The Times"). "A compelling tale of deceit, dialogue and the author's own despair...This is a story with frenzy at its heart". (James Naughtie, "Telegraph"). "John le Carre's bullet train of a new thriller is part vintage John le Carre and part Alfred Hitchcock...The author's most thrilling thriller in years". ("The New York Times").
Sharpbinder
It has been a while since I read a novel by John le Carre. I thought it might be good to return to the old master of spy fiction. I did have trouble with some of the author's vocabulary and terminology as he is more literate than I am. But it is a positive challenge to read le Carre which often requires that I back up a sentence or two, maybe even a page or two to get the gist of the author's meaning. What kept me plodding forward is wanting to understand how the title of the book explained its content. The author has always produced fascinating characters for his books. The English couple who encounter the Russian gangster while they are on vacation were intriguing. They allowed themselves to get sucked into a potentially dangerous situation for altruistic reasons...they were concerned about the Russian's children. I admired their dedication while realizing that I probably would have taken a pass. They were subjected to intense grilling by shadowy members of the British intelligence community who also seemed to have an altruistic agenda. Destroy the vast money laundering mechanism that creates enormous economic inequality in the world. So it is that the naive British couple and their British intelligent master coalesce to assist the Russian gangster deflect to the safety of England. The book takes on a rapid fire plot line which kept me reading for the sake of a conclusion. Hints are covertly given about the outcome of the Russian's defection which furthered my need to reach the end. And the end is quite shocking. No clear cut explanation is provided which kept me wondering about why and how.
Flower
Another reviewer has commented somewhere on the increasing darkness in Le Carre's later novels, and the impotence of the goodness & compassion of ordinary people confronted with human nature depraved by power. And the most corrupting power is that of secrecy - the spying Game. Le Carre has no answers, but he can't stop writing his observation either. so his novels are ending now on the edge of a cliff without a wrap-up or conclusion regarding the characters for whose fate we have come to hope. This does not make for a satisfying reading experience; and it does not speculate about what could be done to neutralize the corruption and cynicism of the bureaucratic State that depends on the Spying Game. (By the way, the writing is only fairly good, certainly not as good as his Smiley novels).
Brannylv
An interesting cast of characters who normally would not find themselves intertwined in the fate of one another's future. The tale is well told and in typical le Carre fashion, full of interesting twists and turns. Don't bother with the movie of the same name as the script writer literally lost the plot, inserting . . . and violence found no where in this fine read. Amazon didn't like my original post and apparently the word used where the . . . appear. This is a common term and one used in their own descriptions. Therefore, this may well be my last review as it has become so difficult to be Politically Correct these days that it's not worth the bother.
Άνουβις
Another twisty, well-paced, emotionally grabbing spy novel from John le Carre, who does thwarted idealism as well as any English language novelist since Graham Greene. Dima's a Russian gangster, a world class money launderer for various Russian mobs. For years he's played a high risk, high reward game, but now his luck's run out. While on vacation in Antigua he bumps into Perry, an Oxford tutor. After a game of tennis, Perry's invited to Dima's house, where he learns that Dima has a basket full of scandalous secrets involving high level British businessmen and politicians. He's willing to trade them in return for asylum in England for him and his family. Once back in England, Perry and his girlfriend Gail, a junior barrister, connect with the Secret Service. They convey Dima's offer, and the game is afoot.

The British spies in charge are Luke, home from Bogota to a shaky marriage and a career on the slide, and Hector, an aging scorpion with some sting left, with a righteous streak that frequently roils his cautious, career-minded superiors. Le Carre has always understood the buried religious impulse that drives spies, their desire to surrender to something larger, as well as the ways in which that impulse can lead to self- immolation. Perry, and, to a lesser extent, Gail, are looking for larger meaning in their lives, making them willing co-conspirators with Luke and Hector to spirit Dima and his extensive family away from the contract killers waiting for the word to take Dima out.

At first, the operation on the ground in Switzerland proceeds smoothly, but soon enough, Hector gets ambushed by the cover-your-behind bureaucrats in the Service and the politicians who don't want Dima's information spattering their hard won respectability. Things end as they often do in le Carre novels: win or lose, no one escapes unscathed.

The meta theme of le Carre's last several novels has been the destructive spread of unregulated global finance. It's a major theme of this book too, featuring post Lehman City of London bankers, gangster capitalists, politicians on the take around the globe. What disturbs Hector, and, by extension, le Carre, is the amorality of capitalism. The flow of money, like the physical flow of energy, is a dynamic beyond good and evil. Le Carre's spies, though no strangers to ambiguity, want to believe that the system they defend, and the politicians who represent it, do in fact stand for some higher virtue than piling up pounds in secret Cayman accounts. Le Carre remains intent on making us see that even though Soviet style communism has been defanged, the money sluicing in ever greater volume outside the bounds of democratic political systems is now a far more potent threat.
Dorizius
A creepy Russian money launderer meets a British university lecturer Peregrine "Perry" Makepiece and his lawyer girlfriend and befriends them. the red flags come up instantly but Perry can't resist the charms of his new friend. The story unfolds as Perry gets sucked inside the gravitational pull of a powerful bu fading criminal. The result is an almost claustrophobia effect on the reader as you find yourself cheering for Perry to somehow get out of this jam. As far as Le Carre books go, (and I have read them all), this sits about in the middle of the pack.
Our Kind of Traitor ebook
Author:
John Le Carre
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