[Free Best] Agent Running in the Field Author John le Carr – Andy-palmer.co.uk


Agent Running in the Field THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Le Carr delivers a tale for our times a demonstration of the British spy thriller at its unputdownable best Robert McCrum, ObserverNat, ayear old veteran of Britain s Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over He is back in London with his wife, the long suffering Prue But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one job for him Nat is to take over The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag tag band of spies The only bright light on the team is young Florence, who has her eye on Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie Nat is not only a spy, he is a passionate badminton player His regular Monday evening opponent is half his age the introspective and solitary Ed Ed hates Brexit, hates Trump and hates his job at some soulless media agency And it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Prue, Florence and Nat himself down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all Agent Running in the Field is a chilling portrait of our time, now heartbreaking, now darkly humorous, told to us with unflagging tension by the greatest chronicler of our age A rich, beautifully written book studded with surprises Narrative is a black art, and Le Carr is its grandmaster Andrew Taylor, Spectator Blisteringly contemporary Each new book from le Carr is refreshingly different and uniquely compelling Economist Astute state of the nation commentary Guardian Subtle, wry and seamless, it s an utter joy, from first page to last Daily Mail The master espionage novelist takes on Brexit and Trump in this tense and chilling portrait of today Evening Standard Times Books of the Year New Statesman Book of the Year Guardian Books of the Year Sunday Times Books of the Year TLS Books of the Year Daily Mail Books of the Year Mail on Sunday s Best Books of the YearApple Best books of


13 thoughts on “Agent Running in the Field

  1. says:

    Le Carr siempre sabe crear una historia interesante, tiene oficio de escritor De todas las maneras esta novela no creo que sea de las mejores Tiene una buena dosis de cr tica pol tica muy en clave dom stica, inglesa.


  2. says:

    I like this type of book.


  3. says:

    I love Le Carre s books Always have The most relaxed style or writing yet elegantly providing copious detail This book, typically, flows with his usual eloquence But a story about a Brexit conspiracy that reflects the author s extreme anti Brexit views is just a step too far The conspiracy against the many honest citizens in the U.K who voted to leave, lead by MPs and the courts and supported by their privileged cronies like Le Carre is too much to bear I wish he had kept his politics separate from his professional life it is a sad day for me to read this book and I would rather have my money back than give it any kind of recommendation.


  4. says:

    The book is a good read, although the political bias is quite hard to swallow, especially for those who do not share the writer s leftist views It is regrettable that J.L.C finds it appropriate to resort to slogans and insults in order to vent his personal frustrations at the current state of affairs in the world It dents his prestige as a writer and makes a negative impact upon the quality of the book Still, entertaining, to a point


  5. says:

    Hard work.The narrator, Nat , considers his boss, Dom , self serving and pretentious, yet Nat hopelessly over lards his narrative in Chapter 5 with Chers coll gues , especially , and other foreign phrases pretentious.moi The characters seem to be the types of persons that are best avoided like the plague.If Le Carr intended to write a commentary on the present state of this country, he must be congratulated on his prescience in getting it out in print at exactly this moment, but I, for one, would be not overly saddened if he followed his best creation Smiley into an obscure retirement, on the strength of this book.


  6. says:

    Le Carre doesn t write bad books but this will not be high in the list of his best There are many of the familiar tropes analyses of the motives of suspected spies and who might be running them, office politics within the intelligence agencies, nifty dialogue but he s done this before and to greater effect The distinguishing feature is his despair about current politics, here in the UK and in the US I am not sorry to have read the book, just not very excited about it.


  7. says:

    Another excellent page turner which Le Carre has crafted as well as ever Brilliant characters interact in his evocative way that never disappoints Except maybe for Brexiteers and Trump fans who will not enjoy the way Le Carre vents his spleen as he witnesses the self destruction of the UK in our insane times He has contempt for this than the old KGB.


  8. says:

    A writer who always provokes the reader Here identities that slide, loyalties that can no longer be defined, political identities that reside with expedience and gain than recognisable parameters The new world order or rather disorder Brexit, Trump, complicities A great read but sorrowful, angry, grieving at the loss of where to find something to believe in.


  9. says:

    Had this on pre order read from cover to cover in one day Le Carre still on top form BUT the ending is very weak and disappointing A little short too Good but by no means his best work.


  10. says:

    Like the first reviewer on the list, I feel the same Very disappointed that he has to so totally put his political views re Brexit in this book.I have been an avid JLC reader for years, but this was something else, can t go past disappointing.


  11. says:

    John le Carre has disappointed Descending into the abyss of cheap writing where virtue signalling, Identity politics Daughters relationship with an Islamic man , Anti Brexit, Anti Trump viciousness together with guardian newspaper pandering and BBC pseudo objectivity this book is awful.The plot is almost an addendum and not difficult to work out Though I struggled to complete it given the other padding as per above and then came to an ending that left me sad that le Carre has come to this hopefully it was a ghost writer that can be changed but he must have paid a ghost writer for half the job as it almost stopped in mid sentence 15GBP spend for a sad piece of literature of less than 300 pages Don t waste your money like I did.I have in the past overlooked le Carre s anti Americanism, typically being relatively slight in his earlier works where the Trilogy on Karla was magnificent, the Little Drummer girl memorable, characters rich and the plot sophisticated and entertaining Here the contrast couldn t be clearer Agent running in the Field was poor should never have been written it detracts from what had been a mostly great literary career If this is the best that can be done now I encourage John to retire properly, rest on his accomplishments and his royalties courtesy of a relatively free market society where censorship is at a minimum, unless you are a Brexit supporter etc.


  12. says:

    I love John le Carr I love his voice I love his people I love his nuance I love his wisdom I love his subtle humour I love his moral outrage I love his books.I loved this book too and was entirely gripped by it for as long as it took to read it So, why not five whole stars Well, it is a slighter book and while I understood the rather abrupt ending, it left me wanting .


  13. says:

    Have always been a fan of Le Carre s books But I think, sadly, the well is finally drying up.It s not the political aspect that I don t like his views on Brexit are not a surprise, and I would not have bought it if that put me off No, it s the dialogue whether spoken or narrated Matt and Dom talks like wealthy, privately educated Oxbridge characters in their 70 s or 80 s, although they are meant to me in their 40 s For example And always that moderating voice of yours in the background, Dom returns, affecting not to hear my little sally I could practically hear it that fatherly touch of yours Carr , John le Agent Running in the Field p 73 Penguin Books Ltd Kindle Edition.Who really talks like this these days It grates after a while.The story is thin gruel as well It compares very poorly with the recent and far entertaining believable Mick Herron Slow Horses books Overall, disappointing.


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