Hatchet Jobs A Delicate Truth by John Le Carré

Published on June 4th, 2013


Frederic Raphael VS A Delicate Truth by John Le Carré

One reviewer said “Le Carré, now an august 81, is a writer of towering gifts.” In his review in the TLS, Frederic Raphael – an august 82 – pulled no punches:

“Le Carré affects, as so often, to be making daring revelations about How Things Really Work. In the clever process, he stretches his thrills with mixed clichés, idiosyncratic phrases (can people “go faint at the knees”?) and witless dialogue whaleboned with “he retorted stiffly” and the like.”

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