I did not find the story too well told, with much of it superficially about their friendship during post-War and the Cold War years ending abruptly and inconclusively after 200 or so pages with the fall of the Berlin Wall. True to the friendship, Ted too, soon becomes a double agent, ultimately succeeding brilliantly and becoming a valuable asset to British intelligence, even as his personal life falls apart. That was how it was with Ted Mundy and Sasah. There is rather a lot of characters in the story, with leaps in time and changing attitudes created by Governments and politicians. I know that the end of the story is a little divided by the how the readers feel. Au lendemain de la guerre en Irak, l'Anglais Edward «Ted» Mundy, fils d'un major dans l'armée des Indes, écrivain raté et guide touristique en Bavière, voit resurgir son passé en la personne de Sasha, l'Allemand de l'Est militant qu'il a rencontré à la fin des années 60 dans un Berlin en proie à l'agitation révolutionnaire et revu dans le crasseux miroir aux espions de la guerre froide pour le montage d'une longue opération d'agent double. It seemed a rant against Western culture, against the United States quite specifically.
Alors, pourquoi John Le Carré en a-t-il fait un gros bouquin de 400 pages? En fait je dois être totalement hermétique aux activités des services secrets auxquelles je ne comprends rien. First, the basics: Ted Mundy is a Brit who almost falls into the spy trade after he renews his acquaintance with old student friend, the enigmatic and charismatic Sasha. « Une amitié absolue », écrit en 2003, a vu passer le 11 Septembre 2001, la guerre en Irak, et John Le Carré a actualisé ses données. Seguramente otras novelas del autor son mejores pero a mí se me han quitado las ganas para mucho tiempo. In Absolute Friends Le Carré returns to the same formula that has worked in so many of his books, with one distinctive above all - a perfect spy. It was also interesting to read about Iraq from the position of hindsight Le Carre published this in 2003. This book covers that transition from Cold War to War on Terrorism, looking at the world through eye Absolute Friends is almost autobiographical; Le Carre, himself an agent of Cold War espionage, made a career out of writing spy thrillers and must have been as shocked as anyone by the sudden collapse of the Iron Curtain.
I also did not like the cynical tone of the book. As usual, the characters you love most are most punished. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations. Pour , Le Carré imagine un monde où les extrémismes sont hypertrophiés, permettant « la convergence des intérêts des terroristes extérieurs et d'une extrême droite américaine qui justifie son pouvoir par les impératifs de sécurité ». That was how it was with Ted Mundy and Sasah. But I could get past it in view of so many salient themes to the modern setting.
Je ne peux aller plus loin dans le résumé de cette histoire qui aurait pu tenir en 100 pages. The flashback which recounts their radical youth in Cold War Germany and then their career as spies for the British government and the Stasi, is extremely lengthy, made even longer perhaps by the fact that Sasha, though as important to the plot as Mundy, never becomes a fully-realized or sympathetic character in the book. Le Carre has brought this spy tale up to the present day and the Iraq War for his finale, and shown just how dated the rules of Cold War spying have become. You really begin to believe that the world of espionage works exactly as portrayed here. Ammareal reverse jusqu'à 15% du prix net de ce livre à des organisations caritatives. Sasah in the East and Ted in the West.
I think what makes the West and Westerners - whether on the American continent, or in Britain or in Europe, or in Australasia — is that we are fundamentally good. Sasah was playing both sides as a double agent himself. It starts slow, but packs a punch. In a way John Le Carre writes with impunity, in the comfortable knowledge presumably that we of the cash cow world that is the West will not imprison him for what is essentially a diatribe against the United States, against the West and against the majority of us whom he describes as little more than pawns. As always, I found Le Carre' quite entertaining.
There are so many salient criticisms of our current cozy military-industrial complex that would make Orwell proud. Bienvenue sur le webmagazine Les7duQuébec. Hopefully he will continue writing and his next work will contain the trenchant social and political analysis that his earlier works had. Romance, Polar, Littérature, Histoire Érotique, Science Fiction, Thriller, Policier, Fantastique. This is how to write a spy thriller. Plus de 900000 livres à votre disposition dans notre bibliothèque. Cette différence qui confère à ce texte une profondeur inégalée dans le genre et qui nous entraîne vers un sommet émotionnel rarement atteint.
Sasha est à l'origine de la vie d'agent double de Ted qui a pris fin avec la chute du Mur de Berlin. He makes them believable though. Certains passages m'ont intéressée comme les sorties en vélos de Mundy et Sasha, leurs longues discussions, ou amusée comme le voyage en car psychédélique. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, everything changes yet again, and the two friends, no longer needed in the roles they played as Cold War spies for so many years, drift apart again. Like the protagonist, the English ex-spy Mundy, he must have struggled at first to find himself in this wholly changed landscape, and perhaps struggled to come to terms with it. Dust Jacket Condition: Très bon.
Si leurs idées les rapprochent, on ne peut pas en dire autant de leur apparence ni de leur parcours. Read it and weep, Robert Harris. Really, the man is a wonderful writer! Oh my, this book had me hooked from the start. The issues discussed, events mentioned and locations described gave me much food for thought. They both show a great writer having stumbled on his own frustration at international politics.