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The novel has gained poignancy since China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997. Instead of being outdated, what Hong Kong has become has added a layer of meaning to the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Moss
JOHN LeCARRE is not just a spy-story narrator, he is a GREAT writer! His prose is tight, imaginative and beautiful. His imagery is majestic. Read morePublished on June 8 2011 by Ursula Hovey
As an addict of Le Carre, the Honourable Schoolboy is my favourite of his stories.
The intricate plotting of the chase, the utterly realistic and flawed geniuses that make up... Read more
The Honourable Schoolboy is superb. Forget the "spy" genre it's categorized against. Ignore the (for me anyway) vapid liner notes about the "thrills and terror" of spys and their... Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2002 by Bradford Carder
"The Honourable Schoolboy" is my first John Le Carre novel. It immediately brought to mind Graham Greene's, "The Quiet American" and the British miniseries, 'The Sandbaggers', by... Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2001 by Richard Cunningham
I HAD READ THIS ALOST EXACTLY 20 YEARS AGO AND RATED IT WELL, TODAY I CAN'T SEE WHAT I SAW OR WHAT ALL THE 5 STARS ARE ABOUT, THE END IS A CONFUSED MESS. Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2001 by DAVID N BLODGETT
Of all of Le Carre's books, this is by far my favorite. Like his others it dishes up his fascinating circus of characters and conversation. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2000 by Earl Kulp
A book based on dichotomies, Westerby and Smiley. A must for any fan of the genrePublished on Sept. 2 2000 by M164239