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In twenty years or so, the German language will be one, massively long compound word.
How about the classic Hornblower books?
It is....before this, it was The Spy who came in from the Cold....finally
Interestingly, and quite unexpectedly, le Carre's final novel:
If you read them in quick succession, the language sort of comes to you.
Call For the Dead is OK; it introduces George Smiley, although in a kinda Brit mystery where he really doesn't belong. At the time, le Carre was still (IIRC) a member of the UK spy service, and couldn't write about it.nimbleboy wrote: ↑September 9th 2021, 1:09pmThanks to you fine people, I believe I'll start Call for the Dead. I recently started Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World... but I'm not sure I can find a box of salt large enough to help me swallow that whole thing...
I've seen movies based on Le Carre's books; I know I enjoyed at least two. And I always think the books are better. So I'm starting at the beginning and I'll see how it goes...