The Honourable Schoolboy - Le Carré

I'd previously read "A Small Town in Germany", and found it incredibly dull. However, there's a lot of hype about him being good, so I thought I'd read another, and "The Honourable Schoolboy" turned out to be very good. It's rather longwinded, but it's a rather good downbeat Cold-War-era spy novel; there's no glamour, but there's instead a great sense of realism.

Posted 2004-04-14.