Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

George Smiley #5

John le Carré

fiction mystery thriller challenging mysterious tense slow-paced

433 pages | first published 1974

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George Smiley’s deadly gameSmiley and his people are facing a remarkable challenge: a mole—a Soviet double agent—who has burrowed his way in and up to the highest level of British Intelligence. His treachery has already blown some of their vital o...
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Summary of 2599 reviews

Moods

mysterious 84%
tense 59%
challenging 43%
dark 40%
adventurous 31%
reflective 24%
emotional 9%
sad 9%
informative 6%
funny 3%

Pace

slow 61%
medium 34%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Plot: 38% | Character: 9%

Strong character development?

No: 39% | Yes: 37% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 39% | No: 36% | Yes: 23%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 78% | Yes: 12% | It's complicated: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | No: 26% | It's complicated: 18%

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3.85

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