1.16 | Sophie Hannah, John le Carré & Mt. Cleverest

 

This week Lee reviews A Game For All the Family by Sophie Hannah, and asks listeners to tell her who to read next! Eddie compares two classic spy novels with le Carré vs Fleming in a head to head grudge match! Who will win Eddie’s preference? Does Lee know who James Bond is?? Does Spy Fi count as mystery?? Will Eddie ever stop interrupting Lee??? There is no telling what answers (if any) lie in this week’s episode!

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9 thoughts on “1.16 | Sophie Hannah, John le Carré & Mt. Cleverest

  1. Le Carre is more subdued on purpose because he tries to depict the ambiguities in Cold War espionage. Bond is definately more “Hollywood” (le Carre hated this). Ironically, Fleming was much higher up in British intelligence.

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  2. Luv Le Carre! Just finished “Smiley’s People” for a class in grad school…he really was the master of spy-fi!
    Bond is great in a more entertaining way. But for pure plot weave and character development, Le Carre was the man!

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    • I am really keen to read more LeCarre! I’d absolutely love to hear your recs!
      It might just be me, but I didn’t find Casino Royal that engaging? Would you say it’s worth trying another one?

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