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Call For The Dead by John le Carré (1961)

hated the Press as he hated advertising and television, he hated mass-media, the relentless persuasion of the twentieth century. Everything he admired or loved has been the product of intense individualism. 2,048 more words


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Call For The Dead

Nearly a year and a half ago, I wrote in my review of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy these words:

The only thing that I objected from the book was that some of these characters and Smiley in particular had already been introduced in previous le Carré books.

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On the Sexual Orientation of Peter Guillam

Anonymous asked:

Hello Monte! I was curious as to what you thought of the portrayal as Guillam as a homosexual in the TTSS movie.  It is a pretty significant departure from the book, and I was curious for your thoughts.  

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Character Analysis

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold: Started

I have just started another one of John le Carre’s George Smiley spy books.

This one is not as popular as Tinker Tailor, but so far so good. 140 more words


Peter Guillam

I love the character of Peter Guillam in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (by John le Carre).

Here are some facts about him:


Upon his brow he felt their breath


The boy stood on the burning deck
Whence all but he had fled;
The flame that lit the battle’s wreck
Shone round him o’er the dead. 221 more words